May Day snow drop

The first day of May brings fresh snow with just a week left of the season for a few Alpine ski areas. Connected Zermatt and Cervinia on the Italy-Switzerland border have seen up to 30cm in 48 hours, while Tignes and Val d’Isere in France are looking at 35cm from this storm cycle.

This recent snow drop follows a pretty decent April for snowfall and will see these ski areas out well for their last week of skiing, closing on or around next weekend.

So if you’re keen to squeeze in one last trip to the Alps this week, options are Engelberg, Val Thorens, Cervinia, Tignes, Val d’Isere. Then we’ve got the glacier resorts, like Austria’s 365-days-a-year Hintertux, which plans to run right through to next winter.

Norway’s Hemsedal spun its lifts for the last time this winter on 1 May. Meanwhile over at Fonna Glacier in Norway, 1 May marks the start of slope preparations for the summer ski season. Kick off is next weekend – 8 May. And there’s plenty of snow…