Ski Weather Forecast in Detail:
After a rather unsettled few weeks, high pressure becomes the dominant feature across the region from this weekend and through much of next week, bringing a dry and settled outlook with plenty of sunshine.
Low pressure moving into the Low Countries Friday brings another spell of snow into the northern French Alps, the Swiss Alps, and western Austrian Alps early Friday morning, with snow extending across the rest of the French Alps and Austrian Alps and moving into the Julian Alps during the rest of Friday morning.
Some showers may linger for the Austrian Alps on Saturday. High pressure then building southwards into Germany Saturday gradually moves south-eastwards through the weekend. Another high then builds from the west on Tuesday.
As a result, drier and more settled weather is expected to develop across the entire Alps from Saturday, with little additional snow expected, save for a few brief flurries Tuesday as a weak front moves through between high pressure systems.
Plenty of sunshine is expected across the region through the day, with clear nights. However, there will be a risk of some mist or fog patches developing overnight under clearing skies with lighter winds, with these clearing through the mornings.
Temperatures remain chilly through the week, but are expected to be colder across the eastern Alps as a northerly airflow on the eastern edge of the high pressure draws down very cold air from the Arctic.
This is then sustained through much of the week as clearing skies overnight lead to additional cooling.
Further additions to the snowpack are expected Friday, with additional snow for the eastern Alps early on Friday extending to much of the rest of the Alps through the rest of Friday, bringing an additional 10-30cm, perhaps higher on northern facing slopes.
However, no significant additional snow is expected from Sunday, with a chance of some slight snow melt where temperatures rise to slightly above freezing early in the week in the sunshine.
H/T – Thomas Mould / MetraWeather