Let It Snow!
27th October 2020
Last modified on May 20th, 2021
The latest storm in the Alps has seen up to 50cm in places. It’s coming down in the Pyrenees and over in North America too as resorts open. UPDATED
The latest images we have come from Saalbach in Austria.
The resort is due to open on November 27th.
Over in France Courchevel is looking pretty too.
And Les2Alpes too.
The areas that have seen the best snow are the central southern, eastern and south-eastern Alps.
40-60cm of fresh snow so far at altitude in resorts such as St Moritz, Obergurgl and Hintertux.
Kitzbuhel in the Tirol is looking pretty good too, even at village level.
It has a token run open in the Resterhöhe area, mainly using using snow stored from last year.
It opened last Saturday, 24th of October.
Members of the GB Paralympic team including Menna Fitzpatrick are in Soelden.
“Powder day in Sölden for the Para Alpine squad with Menna Fitzpatrick flying into her return to snow,” said GB Snowsport.
The weather though is about to warm up in the Alps and much will melt.
“On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, weather fronts will flirt with the northern Alps, bringing a few showers (snow 1800-2300m) from time to time,” said the alpine weather expert, Fraser Wilkin, from weathertoski.co.uk.
“The central and southern Alps will be drier with some sunshine. High pressure is then expected to dominate the weather in the Alps by the weekend, with plenty of sunshine and very mild temperatures.”
There has been some decent snow in the Pyrenees.
Over in North America Mt Norquay near Banff in Alberta, Canada opened at the weekend – the earliest opening in its 95-year history.
On Wednesday the first resort in the USA is set to open for business, Wolf Creek in Colorado.
See here for our full report on conditions in the USA and Canada:
Do check back as we update this article….