❄️ The Friski Snow Report - France, Austria and Switzerland ❄️
Are you excited for the upcoming 2017/18 season? Here at Friski Wear we certainly are and you should be too! We’re currently seeing the best early season conditions in some time, with many resorts already open, and many opening in the very near future. It can be hard to get early season information, so we’ve compiled a little report about the current conditions across the alps in France, Austria and Switzerland so you know exactly what's going down, where it’s going down, and you can get your stoke on for the upcoming season!
All white, here we go:
France Snow Report
The Three Valleys are looking nothing short of incredible for this time of year. Courchevel has had enough snow over the past few weeks that they are opening the resort to the public on the 15th of November! Did we mention this will be a free day too? Pats on backs to those in charge in Courchevel 👏
Meribel hasn’t missed the snow by any means, with a snow depth of 35cm up top and 20cm down low. Opening is still scheduled for December, but if conditions stay this good, be on the watch out for an early opening!
Val Thorens is currently floating in a reported 60cm of fresh powder, with a snow depth of 80cm at the top and 60cm down low. With so much snow they’ve decided to open the resort early, from the 18th of November!
Other Northern alps ski resorts in France have received varying falls with Les 2 Alpes having a snow depth of 15cm following weekend snowfall, Chamonix having a depth of 5cm and Val D’Isere receiving over 20cm’s of fresh snow across the weekend giving it a very solid snow depth of 50cms! See some photo’s below.
High winds have followed the most recent falls in some areas across the alps, blowing some snow off the mountain in these locations, however overall the situation in France is looking very promising indeed.
Austria Snow Report
If you thought the snow report for France looked good, just wait until you see the current conditions in Austria. Some Austrian glaciers have seen falls over 100cm in the past week, with solid falls around majority of the resorts throughout Austria. This building on solid falls over the past month. Many resorts are already operating and some have been operating for several weeks now.
Some standout resorts include Hintertux which received 30cm over the weekend, giving it a solid snow depth of 75cm down low and 105cm up top. The Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun has had a terrific early season so far, with consistent snowfall, and more snow falling today, and still able to keep most of the lifts in operation. It has a snow depth of 40cm down low and 180cm up top.
Obertauern is also looking great with 30cm of fresh snow and a snow depth of 70cm across most of the resort and a scheduled opening date of 22 November.
Our advice: if you’re anywhere near Austria, get to your nearest mountain! It looks like it’s going to be a big season. Need convincing? Check out some of the epic photos above and below!
Switzerland Snow Report
Many Swiss resorts have had a similar start to the season as Austria, with large amounts of fresh snowfall falling for the past few weeks. However many resort are currently affected by storms bringing high winds.
Engelberg has an incredible snow depth of 200 cm at the top and 20cm down low. Zermatt has 10cms down low and 110 cms at the top. Verbier, a Friski favourite, is already open with 20cms of fresh snow over the weekend opening up even more of the resort this week!
Overall it is a strong and early start to what will hopefully be a bumper season. Whichever resort you’re going to, you’ll need to look good and that is something here at Friski Wear that we can help you out with! Head on over to our online store so you can enjoy the amazing conditions in style!