Fresh Snowfall in the Alps & Pyrenees
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 29-Apr-2020
J2SkiNews posted 29-Apr
April is ending with a return to colder weather in several of the main mountain ranges of Europe including the Alps and the Pyrenees.
Hintertux in Austria (pictured above this morning), Zermatt in Switzerland and Les 2 Alpes in France all reported fresh snow on their upper mountains this morning. All three are among ski resorts offering summer skiing in normal winters.
The snowfall continued down to resort level at some centres, including Cervinia this morning, according to video posted by the resort.
Yesterday the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees reported fresh snowfall too.
Currently there are around a dozen ski areas open in the world, all of them smaller centres in Norway and Sweden along with one in Southern California.
In terms of ski area re-openings, Jasna in Slovakia will re-open this Friday May 1st for summer mountain tourism. They have strict social distancing rules in place for lift queues and when riding chair and cabin lifts they say.
Austria announced yesterday that mountain railways could resume operations from May 29th if the pandemic there remains on its current trajectory. Schladming is one of the first resorts there to announce it will reopen for summer tourism on that day.
With most borders closed, travel limited and the main advice remaining "stay home" these areas appear to be aiming for some domestic business this summer.