Skiing or snowboarding is most fun in fine, sunny winter weather. Going downhill covered in sunscreen is best of all. Of course it’s great when it snows, but not too much when you are out there on the skis. The winter sports weather rating lets you see at a glance when you get up whether you can jump straight into the ski-lift, or if it’s better to head straight for the après-ski. The rating is compiled from weather conditions that specifically effect a successful day on the piste.