Storm dumps snow in the Alps

6th November 2017, by Abi Butcher

Up to 100cm of snow fell in the Alps at the weekend — this is Val Thorens

Up to 100cm of snow fell in the Alps at the weekend — this is Val Thorens

A big storm has delivered a dump of snow across the Alps — with up to 100cm of new snow above 2,300m in some areas — and more snow is on the way.

In the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel, where the Kirchberg ski area has been open daily since 21 October, the famous Hahnenkamm run will be open this weekend thanks to the snowfalls.

Kitzbühel’s famous Hahnenkamm run will open to skiers this weekend

According to our snow guru Fraser Wilkin of, the biggest snowfalls have been in central and eastern Italian Alps and the Austrian Alps south of Innsbruck.

“Most other parts of the Alps have seen between 15cm and 50cm of new snow at altitude, with modest accumulations to below 1000m in places, especially across the northern half of the Alps where the cold air was first to bite,” said Fraser in his daily snow report this morning.   

“This week will remain cool and changeable with a little snow here and there and more significant snow again possible at the weekend, this time more concentrated in the northern Alps. Watch this space…”

It’s also been snowing over the pond, with this image (below) sent to us by Canadian ski resort Sun Peaks who woke up to snow in the village on Saturday morning.

Our regular snow reports in conjunction with will begin again next week, on Thursday 16 November. Keep your eyes peeled!


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