January 1-5, Weather forecast for European ski resorts

January 1-5, Weather forecast for European ski resorts


The new year will start with fine weather on most of the European ski resorts but do not expect much snow there this week… Read this short review to learn more!

Courchevel, France

This is going to be a “windless” beginning of the year in Courchevel. The maximum wind speed is 4 m/s and the average speed is 2 m/s this week. It will snow only on Sunday and it will be -7 — 1°С at the height of 2.4 km.

Zermatt, Switzerland

It is expectedly colder in the higher located Zermatt — -8 — -16°C at the height of 3.9 km. Although, snow is expected only on Sunday there as well. Wind will be gusty on Saturday and Sunday (up to 7 m/s).

Alpe D’Huez, France

Wednesday and Thursday in Alpe D’Huez are said to be sunny, it will be cloudy on Friday and Saturday and it will snow on Sunday. Temperatures will not go far away from zero (-4 — 2°С) and the strongest wind of the week is expected on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday (gusts up to 6 m/s).

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France

The warmest days of the week in Chamonix are Wednesday and Sunday (about -1 — -3°С), the coldest days are Thursday and Friday (-3 — -7°С). Snow is expected to fall only on Sunday morning. Wind is not expected to be gusty — the maximum speed would be 4 m/s (on Sunday evening).

Verbier, Switzerland

The week in Verbier will start with 2 degrees Celsius and will end with -17 degrees. Wind will be intense on Wednesday evening (up to 6 m/s), Thursday (up to 8 m/s) and Sunday (up to 7 m/s). It will snow on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Kitzbühel, Austria

Kitzbühel will welcome its guests with -1 — -8 degrees Celsius and cloudless sky. It will become cloudy on Saturday and will snow on Saturday evening and Sunday. Wind will be gentle, however, it will become gusty (up to 7 m/s) on Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Livigno Ski Resort, Italy

Livigno is expected to have the following weather pattern this week: precipitation only on Sunday, temperatures from -7 degrees Celsius to -12 degrees at the height of 2.8 km, wind gusting up to 14 m/s on Sunday.

Val Thorens, France

If you want to see snowfalls, weather will not make you happy this week. You should not expect any significant precipitation in Val Thorens — it will snow a bit only on Sunday and Friday night. Temperatures will be jumping from -3° C on Wednesday to -9° C on Friday and then to -1° C on Sunday (2.8 km). Wind will be gusty (up to 6 m/s) on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cortina D’Ampezzo (Cortina), Italy

The week will be snowless in Cortina. If look up in the sky, you will likely see no clouds there until Saturday evening. Wind is going to be almost absent this week as well, however, on Sunday, it will occasionally become gusty (up to 14 m/s). Temperatures are expected to stay within this range — -5 — -11° С (2.9 km).

St. Moritz, Switzerland

The first day of the new year will be sunny in St. Moritz, and so will the first half of the week. It will become cloudy only on Friday evening. It will snow on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to vary from -1° C to -10° C at the height of 2.5 km. In the beginning of the week, wind will be weak (up to 4 m/s) but it will get stronger on Sunday (gusts up 16 m/s).

!Due to ever-changing atmospheric conditions some alterations of long-term forecasts are possible. Please double-check the forecast with your weather app.


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Text: Windy.app team

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