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Let It Snow!

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

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The latest images we have come from Saalbach in Austria.

The resort is due to open on November 27th.

Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach, Austria

Over in France Courchevel is looking pretty too.

Courchevel, France

Courchevel, France

And Les2Alpes too.

Les2Alpes, France

Les2Alpes, France

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.

Hintertux, Tirol, Austria

Hintertux, Tirol, Austria

Hintertux, Tirol, Austria

Hintertux, Tirol, Austria

Kitzbuhel in the Tirol is looking pretty good too, even at village level.

Kitzbuhel, Tirol, Austria

Kitzbuhel, Tirol, Austria

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.

Resterhöhe, Kitzbuhel

Resterhöhe, Kitzbuhel

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.

Menna Fitzpatrick back in the snow

Menna Fitzpatrick back in the snow

Menna Fitzpatrick back in the snow

Menna Fitzpatrick back in the snow

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.

Grandvalira, Andorra

Grandvalira, Andorra

Grandvalira, Andorra

Grandvalira, Andorra

Over in North America Mt Norquay near Banff in Alberta, Canada opened at the weekend – the earliest opening in its 95-year history.

Mt Norquay, Canada

Mt Norquay, Canada

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:

First resort in USA set to open

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Do check back as we update this article….

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