The last two PowderAlerts of the season?

By meteomorris on 18 April 2016 · 5

It's snowing in the Alps at the moment and the sun comes out tomorrow. Tuesday will be a good powder day. The maps have been indicating this PowderAlert the last couple of days. You don't have that much options, because a lot of resorts are closed already. But some of them still have their lifts running and you can enjoy some great snow the next couple of days. If you have some time and money left to spent this season, than tomorrow and the days after the 24th of April might the last powder days of this season. Anyway, if you are traveling to the Alps the next couple of days and you want to support wePowder and this forecast, book your accommodation using this link. We receive a small percentage of every booking made through this link and this helps us a lot to improve wePowder and advice you even better. Thanks in advance! In this forecast:

  • Tuesday will be a powder day
  • Spring conditions after Wednesday
  • Another northern Stau from Sunday?
  • Which resorts are still open?
  • PowderAdvice

Fresh snow in Engelberg
Fresh snow in Engelberg

Sunshine and fresh powder in Verbier
Sunshine and fresh powder in Verbier

Tuesday will be a powder day

Today already is a powder day in the west of the Alps, but at the time of writing it still snowing in large parts of the northern Alps. The snow will continue to fall the next couple of hours, but the sun will come out everywhere on Tuesday. It will be cold in the morning and a real powder day. With a little bit of luck you'll be the first on the Laub in Engelberg or you'll have first tracks in the couloir Gemsstock in Andermatt. It is not crowded in the Alps and you can enjoy around 20-35 centimeters of freshies in the morning. The temperatures will rise in the afternoon and the avalanche risk will rise, but those first runs in cold powder are worth it.

High pressure is taking over
High pressure is taking over

Spring conditions after Wednesday

High pressure will arrive in the Alps after today and the current will turn to the southeast to south. As a result the temperatures will rise. But you can find some fresh powder above 2500 meters on steep north faces even after Tuesday. If you want to go out the next couple of days, keep in mind that the sun has quite a lot of inlfluence during the day. The temperatures will drop again after the weekend of the 23rd-24th of April.

Northern Stau
Northern Stau

Another northern Stau from Sunday?

The battle between warm and cold air is not over yet. Next weekend's cold air will make a brave effort to give us the last PowderAlert of the season. The maps are quite positive and the calculations are more than hopeful. It looks like that we can ride some powder in the resorts on the north side of the Alpes between the 25th and the 27th of April. More details later this week.

Which resorts are still open?

The lifts are still open in a lot of resorts. Which ones? Check out the list below (keep in mind that not all the lifts in the resorts are open).


  • St. Anton am Arlberg
  • Ischgl
  • Hintertux
  • Kaprun
  • Sölden
  • Stubaier glacier
  • Kaunertaler glacier
  • Pitztaler glacier
  • Mölltaler glacier


  • Samnaun
  • Corvatsch and Diavolezza (St. Moritz)
  • Les Diablerets
  • Engelberg
  • Andermatt (closes after April 24th)
  • Verbier (closes after April 24th)


  • Bonneval sur Arc
  • La Clusaz
  • Les 2 Alpes
  • Espace Killy
  • Val Thorens


If you want to ride some powder tomorrow, go for the high-altitude resorts in Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Especially in Engelberg, Andermatt, Solden and the Stubaital you can ride some great lines tomorrow, just like in St. Anton and Ischgl. I'll give you some advice on where to go after the weekend later this week. Thanks for booking your accommodation with this link!

Stay stoked, Morris


  • Kurtis
    Kurtis op 18 April 2016 · 16:24
    Hi Morris,

    Thanks for the updates! You forgot to list in the open resorts St. Anton and its environs..they have been receiving a lot the past 24 hours..and look to receive more within your next week times..and a lot of those lifts are still running. Have fun!
  • meteomorris
    meteomorris op 19 April 2016 · 14:20
    @Kurtis, thanks..

    Winter ain't over yet. Look what is coming:

    May the powder be with you.
  • Chamscot
    Chamscot op 19 April 2016 · 18:32
    ....and Chamonix, the snow up at Grand Montets in Argentiere has been fantastic. I have been lapping the top bin for the last few days....well as much as the queues would let me!
  • flynorc
    flynorc op 19 April 2016 · 22:56
    stubai was ok today, but after 13h too warm
  • meteomorris
    meteomorris op 20 April 2016 · 11:00
    @Chamscot @flynorc thanks for your updates... There is more to come. I will launch Powderlaert#16 later today. Enjoy!!!
    May the powder be with you.


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