Snow Continues to fall on excessive slopes within the Alps as we begin the ultimate week on April.
Alpine glaciers and better ski slopes have began the week with 20-30cm of recent snowfall – for a lot of simply to newest snowfall in weeks of comparable accumulations on most mornings.
Though temperatures are warming in Alpine valleys, up above 2,000m it stays near or beneath, freezing for a lot of the time, and April has seen a close to fixed stream of snow showers.
Final week Tignes, one of many ski areas nonetheless open in France (together with Chamonix, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens) reported its higher slope base on the Grande Motte glacier had reached 462cm, the deepest reported in Europe all season. It’s open to Might sixth.
Usually the deepest snow is reported within the first half of march, not the latter half of April, however this yr that displays a chilly and snowy spring after a quite heat and dry winter.
Different ski areas nonetheless open within the Alps include Hintertux, Ischgl, the Hintertux, Kaunertal (pictured prime right now), Kitzsteinhorn, Mölltal, Pitztal, Solden and Stubai (pictured beneath right now) glaciers,/Samnaun, Obergurgl, Obertauern in Austria; Oberstdorf and the Zugspitze glacier in Germany; Cervinia, Cortina, Livigno, Macugnaga, Presena Glacier (Passo Tonale) and Sulden am Ortler in Italy and Adelboden, Andermatt, the Diavolezza glacier close to St Moritz, Engelberg, Glacier 3000, Samnaun and Zermatt in Switzerland.
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