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Huge Snowfall Continues in the Alps

If you’d rather not see pictures of the huge amounts of snow that have fallen, then look away now.   Most ski resorts remain closed and international travel is prohibited, but it does look fabulous for the lucky few able to enjoy it. UPDATED

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The latest video we have comes from Ischgl in the Tirol in Austria.

The lifts may be closed but the snow looks fabulous.

In Austria there is snow falling in the capital of the Tirol, Innsbruck, that lies at 574m.

Elsewhere in Austria it is looking rather special.

Here’s one of our favourite resorts, St Anton, that is just up the road from Innsbruck.

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

St Anton, Tirol, Austria. c/o St Anton facebook page

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

St Anton, Tirol, Austria. c/o St Anton facebook page

“For now travel and tourism to our ski resort is not permitted. Our content is intended as inspiration for future visits only. Please follow all current government guidelines to protect yourself and others,” said the resort very sensibly.

And here is what it looks like up on the slopes:

“This latest storm cycle has dropped some very impressive quantities of snow across the northern and north-western Alps. The areas most affected have been the north-eastern Swiss and far western Austrian Alps, roughly in a line between Andermatt and St Anton (via Flims and Klosters), where more than 1.5m of new snow has fallen since Tuesday,” said our resident snow expert, Fraser Wilkin from Weathertoski.co.uk

In France our good friends at Ski Weekender decided not to open their main base hotel for the winter back in the Autumn.

Normally this bus would be ferrying Ski Weekender clients to the powder in the La Clusaz ski area.

Ski Weekender in the snow

Ski Weekender in the snow. Image c/o Ski Weekender.

And it is dumping down across other parts of the French Alps.

Here’s Val Thorens in Les3Vallees:

And in Italy…

On Saturday the current storm passes and then “further snow will return to the northern Alps on Sunday, again heaviest in the north-eastern Swiss and western Austrian Alps,” according to Fraser.

Closer to home, Cairngorm in Scotland is having one of its best starts to a ski season for snowfall for many years.

But the slopes remain out of bounds.

Scotland Ski Areas Shut up Shop

And let us not forget Japan which is getting historic levels of snow – 3m in some places in the last snowfall.

Meanwhile over in North America one of out readers, Dan Packman, has been making a few powder turns in Bend in Oregan, USA.

Here at PlanetSKI we’ll be updating this article with more pictures and some videos so do check back later, and dream of skiing….

And remember our current motto at PlanetSKI:

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