Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 27-Feb-2018 - 7 Replies
Whilst Britain's media goes in to melt down over 'The Beast From The East' ski resorts in mainland Europe have been warning temperatures may drop to as low as -30C over the next 48 hours.
The 'Siberian cold snap' is in fact affected most of Europe, with snow as far south as Rome and some very low temperatures, reportedly dropping to below -40C in Finnish Lapland on Sunday.
Les Arcs (pictured top) has warned that temperatures could dip as low as -27C there at the top of its slopes (3200m) and the forecasts are similar at resorts across the Alps with temperatures of -20C expected in many resorts at village level too.
Obviously, skiers and boarders are being warned to be aware of just how cold it is and to take regular indoor breaks from the cold over the next few days.
In terms of skiing, the lowest I've experienced is -25 in Norway one year. Add the windchill on top of this and it was a fairly miserable experience. The skiing just about ok but sitting on exposed unheated chairlifts more or less unbearable.
end of rant
Topic last updated on 01-March-2018 at 13:12