It’s been widely reported to be snowing in the Alps right now with Snowfall down to low levels, raising excitement levels in ski resorts as the main ski season draws near.
Snowfall in Glacier Resorts
Resorts above about 1400 metres seem to have seen the most snowfall so far, with the forecast looking promising for temperatures staying low and more snow showers.
About 20 glacier resorts are already open for the 22-23 ski season, with Verbier among the latest to do so, last weekend.
“Despite our best efforts to start the season with you on November 19, the warm autumn weather does not allow us to open the ski resort and its slopes in a quality way,” a Val Thorens spokesperson said, adding, “So, our teams, motivated and optimistic, have decided to push back the opening date. The snow cover on the tops is satisfactory but currently does not allow a return on skis to the village.”
Kitzbuhel will also open to the public from this coming Saturday, it opened last weekend for race team training using snow saved from last winter then spread back out on the slopes to create a run (known as “snow farming”).
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