With reports of vast amounts of snow in Canada, the USA and Europe, we wanted to share the good news with you! Here's a short snow update for some of our featured ski resorts in the USA, Canada, France and Switzerland.

Colorado, USA

  • There were 12 new inches of snow at Breckenridge on 13th January, and a further 10cm overnight to the 14th, bringing the total snowfall for the season to 195 inches (495cm).
  • Vail has received similar amounts and overall this winter 160 inches (406cm).
  • Winter Park received over 20 inches of snow (50.8cm+) between Friday 10th and Monday 13th January, with a season total of 159” and a total snow base of 53”.

[caption id="attachment_6607" align="aligncenter" width="455"]Snow update Winter Park, 11 January[/caption]

British Columbia, Canada

  • 76cm of snow fell in 72 hours in Whistler on the weekend of 11th/12th January:
  • The snow base at Big White has reached 207cm:

[caption id="attachment_6632" align="aligncenter" width="485"]Snow update Big White's Director of Snow Sports enjoying the powder, 12 January[/caption]

Alberta, Canada

  • Sunshine Village in Banff has had 76 cm of snow in the last 7 days!
  • At Marmot Basin near Jasper, they are reporting over 3 feet of snowfall since the 1st January

[caption id="attachment_6635" align="aligncenter" width="486"]Snow update Powder conditions at Sunshine Village on Saturday 11th January. www.SkiBig3.com
Photo: Liam Doran Photography | Skier: Keegan Caples[/caption]


  • Following a couple of weeks without snowfall, the snow has recently returned with between 10-20cm falling yesterday (Monday 13 Jan), providing a welcome top up on the slopes of the French Alps. Here's a shot of Méribel Village from this morning (just across from Les Fermes de Méribel):

Snow update

  • Facebook and Twitter are full of updates and images of the French Alps this morning:

[caption id="attachment_6619" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Snow update

Chamonix - Twitter, 14 Jan[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6617" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Snow update

Val Thorens - Facebook page[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6614" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Snow update

Flaine - Facebook page[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6616" align="aligncenter" width="553"]Snow update

Courchevel - Facebook page[/caption] Fortunately, the snow pack has stabilised since Christmas and New Year, reducing the previously high avalanche risk to a more reassuring 2/5 or 3/5. It would be wise to remain vigilant all the same, and we would always advise hiring a guide for any off-piste skiing that you undertake.


  • The Ski Club of Great Britain is reporting excellent piste conditions in Zermatt and Saas Fee, whilst OnTheSnow confirms 10cm of fresh snow overnight in Verbier, Zermatt, Gstaad and Villars.
  • Before last night, St. Moritz already had a base of 88-135cm on the slopes. Great news for a long season!

[caption id="attachment_6615" align="aligncenter" width="461"]Snow update Kulm Hotel, St Moritz - Facebook, this morning 14th January[/caption] Stay up to date with all the latest snow news, photos and videos by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest. Enjoy the slopes if you're heading out there soon. Need a snowfix now? Get in touch with our team of experts by calling 0131 243 8097 or request a tailor-made quotation online.