SUMMER SNOW FALLS
11th June 2019
Last modified on December 19th, 2019
It’s June but nobody told the weather gods in the Alps and the Pyrenees. It’s been snowing!
You’ve just completed the long and difficult task of clearing the massive walls of snow from the roads ready for the summer season.
Then this happens….
Col de l’Iseran, 11th June – photo Val d’Isere piste patrol
The Col de l’Iseran in the French Alps is one of the major summer routes for cyclists, motorcyclists and car drivers.
It’s also the access route up to the Pisaillas glacier for Val d’Isere’s short summer ski season.
The glacier only opened up for skiing on Saturday 8th June after the road was cleared.
Clearing the Col de l’Iseran, 4th June
It snowed overnight Monday into Tuesday, making for a difficult journey up the mountain.
Good news for the skiing, though.
The glacier is open until 14th July with skiing from 7am to noon every day.
You can find out where else you can ski at this time of the year in our full round-up:
The chilly weather has brought snow not just to the Alps but also the Pyrenees.
Grandvalira, Andorra, 11th June
A bit of sunshine would be nice.
Read our earlier article about the huge task to clear the snow from the roads: