Snow Continues to fall on high slopes in the Alps as we start the final week on April.
Alpine glaciers and higher ski slopes have started the week with 20-30cm of fresh snowfall – for many just to latest snowfall in weeks of similar accumulations on most mornings.
Although temperatures are warming in Alpine valleys, up above 2,000m it remains close to or below, freezing for much of the time, and April has seen a near constant stream of snow showers.
Last week Tignes, one of the ski areas still open in France (along with Chamonix, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens) reported its upper slope base on the Grande Motte glacier had reached 462cm, the deepest reported in Europe all season. It’s open to May 6th.
Normally the deepest snow is reported in the first half of march, not the latter half of April, but this year that reflects a cold and snowy spring after a rather warm and dry winter.
Other ski areas still open in the Alps include Hintertux, Ischgl, the Hintertux, Kaunertal (pictured top today), Kitzsteinhorn, Mölltal, Pitztal, Solden and Stubai (pictured below today) glaciers,/Samnaun, Obergurgl, Obertauern in Austria; Oberstdorf and the Zugspitze glacier in Germany; Cervinia, Cortina, Livigno, Macugnaga, Presena Glacier (Passo Tonale) and Sulden am Ortler in Italy and Adelboden, Andermatt, the Diavolezza glacier near St Moritz, Engelberg, Glacier 3000, Samnaun and Zermatt in Switzerland.
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