29 January 2020 from Danielle in Mountain weather

The fresh snow that started coming down in France, Switzerland and Italy yesterday moved on over to Austria as the night progressed, with accompanying winds and stormy conditions in many places. Snowfall reached down to village level and sporadic flurries are expected throughout the day today.

Storms and snow in Austria

Gusts of up to 100km/h were reported in Austria and southern Germany yesterday. In the Hahnenkammbahn in Reutte, a fallen tree on the lift cable trapped 40 people inside the lift. A lift was also brought to an emergency stop due to the strong winds in Hochzillertal-Hochfügen, with mountain rescue crews evacuating the skiers and snowboarders inside. But peace will return to the Alps, with stable weather and rising temperatures over the next few days. This may even cause some rainfall at lower altitudes.

Zauchensee

Zauchensee
Zauchensee

Stuben

Stuben
Stuben am Arlberg

Oberlech

Oberlech
Oberlech

Lech

Lech
Lech am Arlberg

Gortiphohl

Gortiphohl
Gortiphohl (Montafon)

Gargellen

Gargellen
Gargellen

Brand

Brand
Brand

Saalbach

Saalbach
Saalbach

Kitzbühel

Schloss Lebenberg, Kitzbühel
Schloss Lebenberg, Kitzbühel

Längenfeld

Längenfeld
Längenfeld

Filzmoos

Filzmoos
Filzmoos

Mittelberg

Mittelberg
Mittelberg

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!