The Alps received a welcome pack of fresh snow this week, with ski resorts drenched in flurries down to village level. The much-needed snow was cheered on by skiers and snowboarders, although high winds and stormy conditions sent many alpine areas into a bit of a panic. Today, the clouds have cleared, leaving us to enjoy the snow in all its sparkling glory! Here are 10 webcam pictures of the sunrise this morning.
From tomorrow, temperatures are expected to rise, bringing precipitation in the form of rain to lower-lying villages. If ski areas can survive the warm weekend, they might be in for another fresh snowfall next week when temperatures drop back down to freezing with chances of precipitation.
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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