Storm brings snow to the Alps

11th October 2013, by Abi Butcher

The cross-country trails in Seefeld are already open

The cross-country trails in Seefeld are already open

Temperatures have dipped in the UK this week, and they have also dipped in the Alps. A storm has passed through last night, continuing into this morning, bringing snow to eastern areas — up to 70cm in some areas — even to the city centre in Innsbruck.

Residents in Seefeld, Austria, are taking advantage and have opened their cross-country trails — unbelievable for early October. This morning Stubai has had 68cm and Hintertux 40cm of snow has fallen.

Helen Raemers of the Alpine Club has sent us this picture from the Three Valleys, from the top of Tougnette looking down the Combe de Tougnette to Meribel
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In North America, the first snow has been falling in the Rockies — Breckenridge posted this picture on Thursday (below). In Canada, Marmot Basin currently has a base layer of 16cm and plans to open on 8 November.

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