More snow falling in the Alps

13th October 2015, by Abi Butcher

Ski-2 captured this view from the top of Salati in Champoluc yesterday

Ski-2 captured this view from the top of Salati in Champoluc yesterday

Social media has had another blast of snow pictures and videos as the weather has closed in across the Alps.

Tignes has announced 80cm of snow since 25 September — 10cm of which fell last night — and Val Thorens were so excited by the fat snowflakes falling they posted on Facebook snow dumping a video of yesterday afternoon.

Fraser Wilkin of reports today that snow will continue to fall in the southern and eastern Swiss Alps, south-western Austrian Alps and central and eastern Italian ski resorts.

“Many places will see at least a little snow at altitude over the next 24 hours with some more significant falls in places,” he says in today’s weather report.

“The unseasonably cool and unsettled conditions will continue over the next few days, with further snow to relatively low levels in places, with the central and eastern Alps probably most favoured.”

In North America, Whistler has had a sprinkling of snow starting the countdown to its opening day on 26 November, but Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, famous for its early opening, cannot even fire up its snow guns yet because temperatures are too warm.

“We’re going to keep going on our construction projects and be ready to go when the temperature drops for good,” said the resort on its Facebook page.

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