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Some Welcome Snow Falls in the Alps

It is not a huge amount but after a very dry period it is more than welcome.  Only Switzerland has resorts open to the general public, but others are preparing. UPDATED

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It has left up to 15cm in places and the mountains certainly look a bit better.

Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

 

Courchevel, Les3Vallees, France

Courchevel, Les3Vallees, France

Alpe d'Huez, Isere, France

Alpe d’Huez, Isere, France

And there has been some snow lower down in the Alps.

In Zauchensee in the Ski Amade in Salzburgerland in Austria.

Zauchensee, Salzburgerland, Aistria

Zauchensee, Salzburgerland, Aistria

‘Where?’ we hear you ask.

Our editor, James Cove, visited last winter and gave it the award of ‘The Best Resort he has never heard of”.

See here for why:

PlanetSKI hands out another award

But back to the present…

Colder temperatures have allowed the snow guns to be fired up, the first time in a while.

Piztal, Tirol, Austria

Piztal, Tirol, Austria

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

It is set to warm up but we should see some further snow next week as we approach December.

“The weather will remain mostly dry with sunny spells and increasingly mild temperatures over the weekend and into the first half of next week,” said the alpine weather expert, Fraser Wilkin, from weathertoski.co.uk.

“It is then expected to turn more unsettled later next week with the chance of some snow in places, at this stage most likely in the southern and western Alps.”

Lech, Austria

Lech, Austria

Ski resorts in the Alps are closed to the general public in France, Italy and Austria.

Switzerland, that is a Covid-19 hotspot, has kept its ski resorts open.

The ones offering limited early season skiing are Verbier, Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Arosa-Lenzerheide, Engelberg, Davos-Klosters, Crans-Montana and Andermatt.

November has seen precious little snow after the big falls in October.

Snow in the mountains

Snow in the Alps, Pyrenees and beyond

Skyway, Monte Bianco, Italy

Skyway, Monte Bianco, Italy

Keep an eye on weathertoski.co.uk for all the very latest.

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