World Snow Overview

We've created this page to help you find the best snow conditions. It combines past, present and future data sources from around and updates regularly. The Snow Roundup page is updated on Mondays and Thursdays for all major ski resorts. Live Eyeball snow updates are shown in real time when submitted via twitter by our global network of reporters. Resort Picks lists ski resorts from around the world where new snow is forecast, powder is reported and latest snow depths.


INTRODUCTION Conditions in South America have picked up in Chile, thanks to 34 cm of fresh snow over the last couple of days in Portillo. Europe served up mainly sunny skies, and glacial skiing in France and Austria continues to be as you would expect for the summer season. New Zealand,'s South Island offered the best skiing of our antipodean resorts, but keep an eye on Australia who are hoping for fresh snow on Friday.

AUSTRIA Hintertux (135cm) has seen a decrease in its base depth, but continued to offer good glaciel skiing under partly sunny skies. Molltall (280cm) was perhaps the best bet for summer skiing in Austria on Thursday 19th July. The ski area had all 3 of its slopes open, and summit temperatures were sitting at a comfortable +2C. Skiing at Dachstein, Kaunertal, Pitztal, Solden and Stubai Glacier is not currently available.

La Grande Terche, St Jean d'Aulps/Espace Roc d'Enfer

FRANCE Clear skies provided a pleasant day of skiing across our three French summer ski resorts. Les Deux Alpes (260cm) was offering 19/47 lifts, but expect the roads nearby at Alpe D,'Huez to be the real focal point with the Tour De France currently passing through. At Espace Killy, the Grande Motte Glacier at Tignes (190cm) looked soft, worn but generally well-groomed; pretty much as you would expect for the time of year.

Webcam, Leysin

SWITZERLAND Saas Fee (0/250cm) was temporarily closed on Thursday 19th July due to a,,,,,,,,‘glacier crash,' on the Allalin, whilst Zermatt (300cm) continued to offer good, soft skiing across the Plateau Rosa area. Anyone planning on visiting the area over the next couple of days should be aware of the thunderstorms that have been forecast for the region.

Verso l'Alpe Devero, San Domenico

ITALY Three lifts above Cervinia (0/140cm) provided access to Matterhorn with bright skies and only light clouds visible. Similar conditions could be found in Passo Stelvio (0/250m), with the slopes looking in good shape, yet mostly deserted.

NORTH AMERICA The summer ski season ended over Blackcomb this past weekend, leaving Timberline (0/30cm) as our only featured summer resort, where lifts are running from 7am-2pm serving the Palmer glacier.

AUSTRALIA Winds were picking up across Australia on Thursday 19th July, and our featured resorts are hoping for fresh snow over the coming days. Perisher (100cm) is arguably the pick of the resorts at present, where 46/48 open lifts were serving 85 groomed runs. Ben Lomond is the only resort yet to open, and heavy rain overnight on the 19th July only served to delay any snowsports action further.

"Crowds" yeah na, Soho Basin

NEW ZEALAND On New Zealand,'s South Island, there was some nice skiing to be found around the Queenstown area at the NZSki resorts of Coronet Peak (45/95cm) and The Remarkables (95/115cm). Both resorts were running all of their lifts on Thursday 19th July, but the lack of fresh snow for the last week means that off piste option off the Shadow chair will be limited, whilst the Back Bowls are currently closed. Nearby at Wanaka, Treble Cone (95/130cm) was offering some nice skiing on the groomed trails. The weather was sunny in the morning with clouds expected to move in during the afternoon. On the North Island the weather wasn,'t so kind at Turoa (70/158cm) and Whakapapa (87/136cm). At the latter The Valley-T, Knoll-T and West Ridge Quad were due to poor visibility, and night skiing was also called off for the same reason.

SOUTH AMERICA There was 5cm of fresh snow for Cerro Catedral (13/45cm), but still the lower slopes continue suffer. Chapelco (0/45cm) is in a similar situation, and despite low temperatures it could really do with a top up. Las Lenas (80/100cm) was fairing slightly better, where sunny skies dominated the scene and 12/14 lifts were spinning. In Chile, Portillo (20/45cm) has received 34cm in two days and conditions are certainly improving. Elsewhere, temperatures as low as -14C were recorded in La Parva (30/50cm), but the weather is largely sunny at present, and the slopes are not in the greatest nick.