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J2Ski Weekly Snow Report
Verbier
Issued Thursday 17 April

Weekly Snow Report - Thursday 17 April

The week ahead

Hello,

If you've been with us a while, you'll know that we're prone to saying "it's not over yet" at this time of year... well, guess what...

The warm temperatures of the past couple of weeks look likely to moderate considerably over the coming weekend, and there are some decent snowfalls - to 2,000m and below in some places - in the forecast for early next week!

This Week’s Headlines:

* Hemsedal in Norway extends season to May 11th.

* A foot of fresh snow at some Colorado ski areas.

* Up to 40cm of fresh snow in Austria.

With just a touch of irony Mother Nature has decided that now that we’re entering our second month of spring and the majority of resorts will be closed by the end of this Easter weekend, it’s a good point at which to bring back winter and dump on the Alps. Austrian ski areas, which in the northern half of the country have not had a vintage snow season, will feel that irony most keenly as they needed snow most in the winter and received some of the biggest falls of the past few days - now most are already closed.

There have also been significant falls in Western North America and in parts of Scandinavia.

But there’s no irony, just all good news for those ski areas which heroically stay open in to May and in the case of glacier resorts later still, as they’re enjoying great powder skiing this week and have bigger bases now to see them through the warmer months. A number of other areas have also announced they’re extending their ski seasons.

More Snowy News

There is much more detail of the snow in The Alps, Scandinavia and North America in the full version of our J2Ski Weekly Snow Report - 17th April 2014 online.

Have fun, and stay safe!

Until next week,
The j2Ski Team

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Swiss Snow News

Powder Snow is reported by 6 Swiss Ski Resorts, including Disentis Sedrun, Flims-Laax-Falera, Gstaad Mountain Rides, Saas-Fee and St. Moritz.

10cm+ Fresh Snow is forecast for 40 Swiss Ski Resorts, including Grimentz, Grindelwald, Visperterminen, Wengen and Zermatt.

Open ski areas include 55 Swiss Ski Resorts.

French Snow News

Open ski areas reported by 66 French Ski Resorts, including La Plagne, Les Arcs, Morzine, Méribel and Tignes.

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Verbier - Snow Forecast

Verbier (1500m to 3330m), Switzerland

SnowMax
Mtn.
Max
Town
Wind
Thu
17
Sunny/ClearClear-4°C10°CNW
Light
Fri
18
Sunny/Clear1cm
to 1500m
Clear-4°C7°CNW
Light
Sat
19
Snow9cm
to 1567m
Snow-8°C4°CE
Light
Sun
20
Sunny/Clear2cm
to 1500m
Clear-6°C9°CSE
Light

Our latest snow report (17 Apr) indicates snow depths of 147cm (Upper Slopes) and 10cm (Lower Slopes), with the last snowfall on 24 Mar. Verbier reported "spring snow".

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J2Ski Weekly Snow Report
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Issued Thursday 17 April

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