4 November 2019 from Danielle in Mountain weather

What a weekend! The western and southern Alps received a dump of snow yesterday, with France and Italy receiving their own, slightly lesser snowfall. More snow is on the way tomorrow!

Thick layer of snow in southern and western Alps

Yesterday it started to snow in the eastern French Alps and western Italian alps. Ski areas like the Espace San Bernardo, Via Lattea and Courmayeur received as much as half a metre of snow. Slowly but surely the weather made its way eastward, until it started to snow in Switzerland and the Dolomites as well. Meanwhile, much of Austria was in the grips of a heavy storm yesterday. The Stubai Glacier had such strong winds that it was forced to keep the lifts closed. Austria received around 10 centimetres of snow yesterday.

Webcam La Rosiere
Fresh snow at Petit St Bernard at La Rosière

30 to 50cm snow in Austria

Tomorrow (Tuesday), the weather forecast calls for another snowfall in Austria, and the snow line is expected to drop to about 1300m. The largest quantities of snow are expected in eastern Tyrol and western Salzburg, with weather forecasters calling for as much as 30-50cm of snow. As the week progresses it will stay cold, with a chance of precipitation practically every day. The lower temperatures also mean the snow cannons can start doing their work.

tauplitz snow
 Tauplitz is expecting more fresh snow tomorrow
Webcam Gurgl
Fresh snow in Gurgl! From November 21-24 the Snowplaza Ski Opening Gurgl will kick off the season. Are you coming?

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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