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Patrick Thorne

02 Sep 17

Snowing In The Alps

Patrick Thorne

02 Sep 17

It’s snowing in the Alps on the higher slopes!  Forecasters have predicted up to 60cm could fall at some areas by Monday, although pictures and video posted so far seems to show more of a dusting of fresh snow.

However it’s very welcome after a long hot summer which saw snow melt completely from some glaciers in the Alps, exposing the normally snow-covered-year-round ice below to hot sunshine.  Several summer ski areas were forced to temporarily close last month because of this.

Val Thorens (pictured top today), which opens in November, also posted this video:

[Vidéo] Une belle journée qui donne envie de skier ! #WantToSki

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎Val Thorens‎‏ في 2 سبتمبر، 2017


Ski areas that are currently open include the Hintertux Glacier in Austria’s Tirol (where the snowman pictured below was made yesterday), Passo Stelvio in Italy and Saas Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland.

Snowing In The Alps

About six more Austrian glaciers are due to open in a few weeks for autumn skiing if conditions are good enough.

This video is from Val d’Isere today:

Webcam Bellevarde | 02.09.17

La neige n'a pas attendu longtemps avant de faire son retour en haut de Bellevarde !///Snow didn't wait long to come back at the top of Bellevarde!

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎Val d'Isère‎‏ في 2 سبتمبر، 2017


Keep an eye out for our daily snow reports as the snow starts to fall this winter!