Snow in the Alps
A large storm hit many parts of the Alps yesterday – the first decent snowstorm since early September.
Around 20-30cm of white stuff has fallen in the central Alps – in some areas right down to resort level – and as much as 60cm is forecast in some parts of Austria over yesterday and today.
To give you an idea of the region today, here are some images from various resorts’ Facebook pages:
After months of waiting, it’s exciting to see such snow fall in the Alps, and especially good news for skiers and boarders enjoying the fresh powder on those glaciers which are currently open (including Zermatt in Switzerland; and Hintertux, Pitztal and Stubai glaciers in the Austrian Tirol).
But sadly it won’t last. A warm front is forecast for later in the week and most of the new snow will melt once more.
Hopefully November will herald colder weather and more sustained snowfall. Fingers crossed!…