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After an eventful January, February arrives this week with that winter essential – more snow followed by sunshine. And, at last the southern French Alps and the Italian Dolomites have had their invites to the party.

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Italy snow report

At least half a metre of fresh snow is forecast for Italian resorts such as Canazei (currently 30/60cm), Alta Badia (15/25cm) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (10/40cm) with the lion’s share arriving Friday into Saturday.

French/Italian border resort areas such as Courmayeur and La Thuile can expect similar amounts, spread over the next few days, again heaviest at the weekend.


France snow report

In France, the north west Alpine regions such as the Portes du Soleil, the Grand Massif, Espace Killy and Three Valleys are again due up to half a metre, with snowfall starting tomorrow, but for once the biggest beneficiary of the weekend snowstorms will be the southern resorts such as Isola 2000 (60/80cm), that have so far had little more than crumbs from the winter table. Isola is due for a dump of 40cms on Saturday alone!


Switzerland snow report

More modest snowfalls are expected across Switzerland, with around 30-40cm forecast for the Jungfrau resorts such as Grindelwald (55/90cm) and in Verbier (95/215cm), Saas Fee (30/205cm) and Zermatt (15/180cm). Austria, meanwhile, continues with its brilliant snow record – expect another 25cm in Lech (185/230cm), Saalbach Hinterglemm (85/220cm) and about 15cm in Kaprun (25/350cm). A happy mix of sunshine and snow showers across most of Austria over the next week. 



Pyrenees snow report

Across in the Pyrenees, resorts in Andorra, the French and Spanish Pyrenees are revelling in the huge dumps they’ve seen in the past week. And here, too, there is more to come – Grand Tourmalet (100/150cm) is expecting a massive 70cm from Thursday night, though with warmer air bumping into the cold stuff over the Pyrenees this could well fall as rain at the lower levels. Baqueira Beret (125/155cm) in the Spanish Pyrenees has 45cm in the forecast, and Grandvalira (45/140cm) in Andorra a steady 20cm.

Conditions are generally excellent throughout the Alps – and in the Pyrenees – thanks to the cold air that has plunged down into Europe, so with an outlook of fresh snow and chilly winter sun, anyone heading out this month is in for a treat!


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