The Snow in Pictures
3rd February 2021
Last modified on February 8th, 2021
The latest snowfalls in the Alps have produced some wonderful images. Most of us may not be able to ski and snowboard at the moment or even see it first hand, but we can enjoy the mountains & dream…
The images come in no particular order or selection.
Just some we have been sent and seen over the past days.
The latest ones we have come from Serre Chevalier, near Briancon, in the southern French Alps.
They remind us when we were last in this corner of the French Alps back in January 2019.
Skiing the area and taking in a tour of Briancon:
In fact PlanetSKI has visited a few times in recent years:
Nearby is the Isere region in the French Alps.
See here for an earlier PlanetSKI feature about the host of ski areas, 23 in all, in the Isere region.
Then there is the Refuge du Goûter that is located at 3,835m above Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in France.
It overlooks the Glacier de Bionnassay, and is the highest wardened mountain hut in France.
It is an important staging post for many mountaineers on the most popular route to the summit of Mont Blanc, known as the Goûter Route.
It was posted on Instagram by photographer, Eric Morali.
Lower down in the French Alps it’s looking good in Morzine.
Across the Alps in Austria is St Christophe in the Arlberg ski area.
And it’s looking good in neighbouring St Anton.
At the height of the storm Zermatt in Switzerland was cut off as avalanches threatened its rail and road access.
The village was buried under snow.
And up the mountain at Findeln above Zermatt…
And when the sun came out the highest ski resort in the Alps, Val Thorens in France, looked pretty tasty.
And it wasn’t bad in nearby Tignes.
We’ll be posting more images so do check back.
And if, like us, you are feeling more than a little sad at not being able to ski now or look forward to a trip this winter, then here is our mindset at PlanetSKI.