INTRODUCTION Monday morning began with a plenty of sunshine in Austria and France with light clouds spread across the sky. Switzerland and Italy were slightly cloudier but these began to fade as the morning developed.
AUSTRIA On the morning of Monday 20th October, Austria enjoyed a bright start to the day with a few thinly spread high clouds. The Molltal Glacier (190cm) was open for snow sports on Monday 20th October and enjoyed a relatively nice day. There were thinly spread clouds but blue skies were the main feature of the sky. The pistes are in good condition and there were a total of four lifts in operation on Monday.Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts because there is lots of cloud forecast for the middle of the week and there is also a chance of widespread snow so fingers crossed for fresh pistes, powder and the chance to build a snowman.
FRANCE Tignes (30cm) enjoyed a nice and sunny day on Monday 20th October. There were patches of cloud but overall it was great day for skiing. There were six lifts running in total, the town itself isn't open just yet but the glacier is attracting lots of snow sports enthusiasts. The week ahead looks very sunny but there is cloud forecast for mid-week which could bring light snow.
SWITZERLAND Monday 20th October was a mixture of sunshine and cloud in Switzerland but overall conditions were very good Saas Fee (218cm) enjoyed recent snow fall and as a result the pistes are in a very good state with pockets of fresh powder to be found off the piste. There were seven lifts in operation for those fortunate enough to be out enjoying some excellent glacier skiing on Monday. The next few days look cloudier for Switzerland with a chance of light snow mid-week, after which the sunshine is expected to return.
ITALY The Val Senales Glacier (55cm) had a mixture of sunshine and cloud on Monday 20th October. The pistes are still wet but good skiing is available on the well groomed runs. The off piste is varied so please take care as there could be rocky patches with limited snow cover. There is more cloud expected mid-week but there is a chance of light snow Cervinia and The Presena Glacier are closed for the summer.
NORTH AMERICA Timberline, USA and Whistler, Canada are closed for the summer.
AUSTRALIA All our featured resorts in Australia are closed for the season.
NEW ZEALAND There is only Turoa (284cm) and Whakapapa (319cm) currently open for snow sports in New Zealand.Both resorts are reporting firm pistes in the morning followed by much softer conditions in the afternoon which is to be expected at this time of the year. The off piste is quite varied as it starts out hard but does soften later on but please be aware of rocky patches. It started out a little cloudy to begin with on Monday 20th October but by the afternoon Turoa and Whakapapa were enjoying spring time sunshine with light clouds. Over the next few days there are more clouds expected but these will pass, which will allow for more sunshine.
SOUTH AMERICA All of our featured resorts in South America are closed for the season.osed for the season.