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IT’S SNOWING!

Snow has been falling in the Alps, the Pyrenees & the Rockies. And we have the pictures to prove it! Most will melt but it’s a sign winter is on its way. UPDATED

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The latest pictures we have been sent come from the Tirol in Austria.

Hintertux to be precise.

It’s a resort that offers year-round glacer skiing, though the recent warm temperatures led to deteriorating conditions.

The new snow and cold temperatures will certainly help.

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our news reporter, Katie Bamber, is currently near the ski resort of La Rosiere in the French Alps.

“It’s wet, dark and cold. But look, I spotted some snow on an early morning run.  We’ve had around 10cm of fresh snow on the surrounding mountains and seen a sharp drop in temperatures – 27 degrees to 11  in the area where I’m staying between Bourg St Maurice and La Rosiere. In the resort itself it is 3 degrees and feeling rather wintery,” said Katie.

La Rosiere, France

La Rosiere, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has also been snowing in Arc 1950 in France.

It has seen the first dustings of snow and is one of the best resorts in the Alps for December skiing.

This will all melt but it certainly looks good.

Arc 1950, France

Arc 1950, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We first heard about the snow when a PlanetSKI reader sent us some images from the French Pyrenees last Thursday.

This image came from the web camera at the Pic du Midi above La Monjie.

Winter is coming - maybe

Winter is coming – maybe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pic du Midi is an observatory in the French Pyrenees.

See here for our earlier report on the snowfall and the Pic du Midi.

Back in the Alps it is looking pretty good at Val Thorens – the resrt opens at the end of November and we will be there as the season of 2016/17 gets underway. Smile

Dusting of snow around Val Thorens

Dusting of snow around Val Thorens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was snow in the Chardonnet bowl in Tignes on Thursday September 15th.
 
The photo comes from PlanetSKI reader, Alexandra Beuchert.
 
“Snow in the Chardonnet bowl this AM! #winteriscoming,” said Alex.

Unseasonal snow

Unseasonal snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what it looks like at the top of Tignes.

Tignes, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tignes, France

Tignes, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tignes, France

Tignes, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over in Switzerland the mountains above Zermatt have a covering too.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we have also seen the first dustings in North America.

Here is a picture of Breckenridge that we have just been sent from a PlanetSKI reader in the resort.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Fresh snow atop Breck this morning 👍🏻” Kristen Petitt posted on Facebook.

Breckenridge is the most popular US resort with British skiers and it is certainly one of our favourite resorts in North America – we were least there in 2014  when the Peak 6 lift opened.

And we were among the first to ride it and ski the powder – see here for our report from the time.

It has also been snowing at Loveland in Colorado.

Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The resort is one of the first in the USA to open some of its ski area.

It has pencilled in September 29th for the cannons to fire up and hopes to open in mid to late October.

Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further north in Canada it is looking rather good in Sunshine Village near Banff.

Banff, Canada

Banff, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow at Sunshine Village

Snow at Sunshine Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been sent mores of pictures of the snow and will be uploading them shortly so do check back.

Of course none of it makes the jot of difference to the winter ahead as it will all melt.

It is the middle of September after all.

But it does mean one thing.

Winter is on its way.

Bring it on!

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the world of snowsports.

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