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MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

Snow is continuing to fall the Alps & it’s not just at altitude as temperatures plunge. Check out our latest picture and videos as winter gets ever closer. UPDATED

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Snow has been falling across parts of the Alps in the last couple of days and it is continuing.

Italy and Austria have seen the best of the October snow as we reported earlier in the week – scroll down this article to see some earlier photos and videos.

Now it is looking rather good in France too according to these images we have from Thursday.

Tignes, France

Tignes, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc 1950, France

Arc 1950, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc 1950, France

Arc 1950, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc 1950, France

Arc 1950, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arc 1950 is promoting its offerings over the Festive Season in December so the early snow is very welcome.

Whether it stays or not remains to be seen, but it has put a smile on people’s faces.

And it is snowing down in the valleys too.

The images below were taken by Fergus from VIP SKI as he headed up the mountain road to Alpe d’Huez on Thursday morning.

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP SKI has some good deals over December – see our earlier feature on what’s in store for this winter at VIP SKI.

The scene in Vars, France, on Thursday morning.


Over in Austria the  glacier resort of Hintertux in the Austrian Tirol has already opened some of its upper slopes and this is what it looks like at the bottom of the main lift.

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And it is looking pretty good in Stubai where 40cm of fresh snow has fallen:

And here is the view from the top of Stubai:

Stubai, Austria

Stubai, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s been a good start for our Autumn skiers and things are looking good for the October half term – fresh snow on the Stubai glacier (40cm) and similar falls on the Pitztal glacier do mean that there are a few whiiteouts but we can put up with this for the ultimate benefit of fresh snow,” said Katie Waddington from Zenith Holidays.

Zenith offers early season holidays to the Austrian glacier resorts that are currently open – see here for further details if you fancy making some early turns in the fresh powder.

Pitztal, Austria

Pitztal, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s snowing in the Alps! Over 50cm of snow has fallen in the highest regions of the Alps since the weekend with even more on the way. Snow is falling down to resort level in some parts of the Alps as temperatures drop,” report our friends over at Iglu Ski.

As Iglu Ski said, the snow didn’t just fall at high altitude in the Alps – it is down to the valley floor in places.

Bernina Pass, St. Moritz

Bernina Pass, St. Moritz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tirol, Austria

The Tirol, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Livigno, Italy

Livigno, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in Monterosa too, watch the video below.

 

And on the ski slopes 🙂

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See this article for some stunning instagram images of the snow in Italy.

Winter is still a way off and much will melt but it is a sure sign that the ski season is on its way.

The images below come from the high altitude of Obergurgl in the Austrian Tirol.

The resort opens 17th November.

Obergurgl under snow

Obergurgl under snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obergurgle

Obergurgl, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The snow has caused some travel disruption.

The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road in the Tirol gurgl is temporarily closed due to the snowfall.

Teams are now out trying to clear the road for traffic.

Snow in the trees

Snow lower down in Obergurgl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, nearby Hintertux in the Tirol in Austria is also getting some snow.

Plenty of snow in Hintertux

Plenty of snow in Hintertux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And further over on the Kitzsteinhorn…

Kitzsteinhorn panorama

Kitzsteinhorn, 9 October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitzsteinhorn at night

On the Kitzsteinhorn at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And elsewhere, in the Swiss Alps…

Saas Fee park

Saas Fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saas Fee

Snow up top in Saas Fee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, France missed out on the latest snow.

Tignes, which opened on 1st October, has just a little of the white stuff ……. and a lot of brown.

Tignes, Grande Motte

Tignes, Grande Motte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tignes

View from the Grande Motte, Tignes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However the temperatures are cold enough to make snow.

The image below comes from Les3Vallees.

Cannons are on!

The snow cannons go on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And today another non-glacier resort opened in Scandinavia – Ruka in Finland.

See here for a PlanetSKI report on how they made the snow last winter and then preserved it over the summer so the resort could open in the autumn.

See here for a report from last week in the Alps and another here as the cannons are switched in in North America.

We are getting more information about the recent snow in the Alps so do check back later today for more pictures and some videos.

And just in case you are wondering it is snowing in Canada too.

The image below was sent to us by a reader from the town of Red Deer, between Calgary and Edmonton.

In Banff the temperature is already well below freezing and snow is falling.

Red Deer, Canada

Red Deer, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the snow cannons have been switched on over on the east coast of the USA too:

Killington, New England

Killington, New England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killington, New England

Killington, New England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#winteriscoming 🙂

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