8 January 2019 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

It stopped snowing in the Austrian Alps yesterday - but only for a moment. Today the crazy snowfall continues, with another 1.5 metres expected in the coming days. Triggering avalanche warnings and road closures, the snowfall in Austria nevertheless has skiers and snowboarders absolutely delighted with all the fresh powder. Be safe out there and enjoy!

Loser Althaussee

Snowed-in lift at Loser Althaussee

DSB II lift in Loser Althaussee (Photo: © Facebook Loser-Altaussee)


SkiWelt Wilder-Kaiser-Brixental


Snowed-in hut at Feuerkogel

There was so much snow at this house in Feuerkogel that you couldn't even open the door!

Zillertal Arena


Fresh snow in Radstadt

Radstadt was a picturesque winter wonderland thanks to all the fresh snow (Photo: © Facebook Radstadt)



Clearing the snow in Hochwürzen

No end to the snow in Hochwürzen (Photo: © Facebook Hochwürzen)


Zell am See-Kaprun

Why is it only snowing in Austria?

Apart from some flurries in parts of France and Switzerland, the massive snowfall of the past week has been mostly limited to the Austrian Alps, leaving skiers and snowboarders in France, Italy and Switzerland feeling a little left out. The southern side of the Alps still has green slopes. But the snow is expected to start moving westward as early as tomorrow, bringing some much-needed snow to France and Switzerland. Fingers crossed!

Alta Badia looks like it

Alta Badia looks like it's ready for the summer, with green slopes and hardly any snow

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!