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!
DSB II lift in Loser Althaussee (Photo: © Facebook Loser-Altaussee)
There was so much snow at this house in Feuerkogel that you couldn't even open the door!
Radstadt was a picturesque winter wonderland thanks to all the fresh snow (Photo: © Facebook Radstadt)
No end to the snow in Hochwürzen (Photo: © Facebook Hochwürzen)
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'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!
|30 June||The top 15 ski resorts in Italy|
|23 June||6 reasons skiing is good for you|
|11 June||The top 15 ski areas in Switzerland|