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 Argentina, thanks to 40 cm of fresh snow over Cerro Catedral and Chapelco. Heavy cloud cover returned over many of our featured European glacial resorts, restricting skiing options. New Zealand,'s South Island offered the best skiing of our antipodean resorts thanks to substantial fresh snowfall over the weekend, with more on its way.

AUSTRIA Hintertux (135cm) has seen a decrease in its base depth, with heavy cloud cover reducing visibility to almost nil on Monday 23rd July, while both Kaprun (0/50cm) and Molltal (0/260cm) saw similar conditions. 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 18/47 lifts. At Espace Killy, the Grande Motte Glacier at Tignes (190cm) looked worn and slightly patchy but generally well-groomed.

Webcam, Leysin

SWITZERLAND Saas Fee (0/250cm) was offering 15km of well-groomed runs from 14 lifts on Monday 23rd July; though unfortunately cloud cover at altitude limited the skiing available. Conditions were similarly affected above Zermatt (0/300cm0, with little to see from the summit of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, despite 18 lifts serving 14km of pistes still open.

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. Heavy cloud over Passo Stelvio (0/250cm) reduced skiing options due to minimal visibility.

NORTH AMERICA Timberline (0/30cm) was our only featured summer resort in North America, where lifts are running from 7am-2pm serving the Palmer glacier.

AUSTRALIA More fresh snow and chilly wintery conditions continue to give a real mid winter feel to the skiing in Australia. Wind speeds around 70-80km/h were reported, gusting as high as 120km/h, so ensure you are wrapped up well on the slopes and be prepared for some lift closures on exposed runs. On the other hand, consistently low temperatures have left the snow dry and in great condition. Expect excellent riding on piste, with windblown powder across many resorts away from the marked runs. Bucking the trend, Mount Baw Baw (27/45cm) continues to suffer average coverage on the lower slopes, despite recent snowfall.

"Crowds" yeah na, Soho Basin

NEW ZEALAND Much of New Zealand continued to see fantastic conditions, with moderate to large snowfall reported over many resorts, including 33 cm over Tremble Cone (110/139cm), and 20cm over resorts close to Queenstown. Base depths are continuing to rise over many resorts, with good coverage and excellent off piste conditions available. More fresh snow is forecast over many resorts this coming week, with the potential for up to 50cm more of snowfall over the coming days. On the North Island the conditions were notably less promising for Turoa (75/174cm) and Whakapapa (88/138cm). Heavy cloud, wind and ice on the lift systems is hampering operations, as well as preparations to open larger portions of the mountain, with several lifts and sectors still yet to open for the season.

SOUTH AMERICA In Argentina, Cerro Catedral (15/70cm) saw a dramatic upturn in conditions, with as much as 40cm of fresh snow recorded on the upper slopes. After a blustery Sunday, conditions were forecast to be calmer on Monday 23rd, allowing visitors to take advantage of these conditions. It was a similar story for Chapelco (10/72cm), with substantially improved coverage. There was less to report in Chile, with 10cm recorded in Nevados de Chillan (45cm) over the weekend. Elsewhere, it was almost uniformly clear skies with temperatures sitting in single digits below freezing. Current forecasts show little sign of this changing over the coming days, with Friday 27th being the first day with the potential to deliver new snowfall. As such, expect off piste conditions in particular to be tracked and cruddy, while pisted slopes to be packed.