The first snowfall for 2022 is expected in Limone Piemonte on Saturday, offering the perfect opportunity for anyone thinking of hitting the Italian slopes. Other resorts expect snow early next week.
Isola 2000 – There are currently 20 ski slopes and 14 ski lifts open at Isola with around 55cm of hard snow. There’s no fresh snowfall expected over the weekend, however a deluge is expected on Monday, potentially bringing the first layer of fresh snow since Christmas Day. The forecast is for sunny spells. There will be highs of 7°C and lows of -7°C. The col de la Bonette and la Lombarde roads are closed until the end of the winter season. Similarly to last week, Saturday will see the resort host a freestyle ski contest, accompanied by a live DJ set.
Auron – There are currently 22 ski slopes and 18 ski lifts open at the resort, with around 50cm of standing snow. There will be sunny intervals over the weekend with highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C. Just like Isola 2000, Auron is expecting snow after the weekend (Monday and Tuesday). There will also be winds of up to 31 km/h on Friday and 27 km/h on Saturday. In terms of access, Route de la Tinée, Route de la Bonette, Piste de la Moustière, Piste de Demandols all remain closed. The resort will host an ice-hockey match between Auron and Nice on Saturday night.
Les Deux Alpes – There is a large choice of runs at the resort with 24 ski slopes and 10 ski lifts currently open. There is 65cm of soft standing snow. It will be a varied weekend of weather at the resort. Friday will be largely foggy, giving way to clear skies on Saturday, and a slightly cloudier Sunday. There will be lows of -5°C and highs of 5°C.
La Colmiane – There are 11 ski slopes and five ski lifts open at the resort, together with between 40 and 30cm of standing snow. It is expected to be a windy weekend on the sopes with winds of 58 km/h on Friday and 47 km/h on Saturday. It will be largely sunny throughout the weekend, but clouider on Sunday. It will be chillier at the result compared to last week, with highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C. The resort hosts a market on Saturdays, and will continue to do so until the end of March.
Greolieres les Neiges – There are four ski lifts open, as well as 30km of open runs. There is 40cm of hard standing snow at the resort, with 20cm at lower levels. It will be sunny and mild throughout the weekend with highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C. The resort isn’t reporting any road closures.
Limone Piemonte – The Italian resort is reporting 16 open runs and 11 ski-lifts, while snow levels vary from 10cm to 45cm. The resort is expecting it’s first snowfall since Christmas Day on Saturday, whilst it is expected to be largely sunny on Friday and Sunday, with lows of -3°C, highs of 8°C. Passage through the Roya valley currently isn’t possible due to the collapsed bridge at Tende. Drivers must instead pass through Ventimiglia and the journey from Monaco is currently approximately three hours.
Valberg – There are 20 ski slopes and 14 ski lifts open. The resort currently has 40cm of standing snow, but – like the rest of the resorts – there has been no snowfall since Christmas. Conditions will be good throughout the weekend with sunny intervals expected each day. It is expected to be relatively mild with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C.
Note: Snow tyres must be worn on the roads up to the ski resorts.