Some Welcome Snow Falls in the Alps
20th November 2020
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
It has left up to 15cm in places and the mountains certainly look a bit better.
And there has been some snow lower down in the Alps.
In Zauchensee in the Ski Amade in Salzburgerland in Austria.
‘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:
But back to the present…
Colder temperatures have allowed the snow guns to be fired up, the first time in a while.
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.”
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.
Keep an eye on weathertoski.co.uk for all the very latest.