This weekend winter arrived in all her glory! Mounds of snow fell across the northern side of the Alps in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and the ski resort towns are properly white now all the way down into the valleys. Up to half a metre more snow is expected tonight in many ski areas, with skies potentially clearing later in the week. The Alps are finally ready for the Christmas holidays!
This weekend's heavy snowfall was accompanied by strong winds, and lifts in many ski resorts remain closed today. As the day wore on the storm moved east, bringing sunny skies and bluebird conditions to the French ski resorts. Meanwhile, in Austria it's expected to keep snowing through Tuesday morning. Read the up-to-date weather forecast here >
Les Deux Alpes woke up to a fresh snowfall this morning
Whiteout in Rud-Alpe, Lech, Ski Arlberg
Kleinwalsertal (Mittelberg) got a healthy dump of snow this weekend
In Austria's highest ski resort town, Kühtai, cars were blanketed in snow this morning
De winter is begonnen in Samnaun!
Winter has begun in Samnaun!
No surprises here... Italy's Passo dello Stelvio/Passo dello Stelvio has been blanketed in snow for a while now
This is more like it! Fresh snow in La Plagne!
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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