Sirocco brings Sahara to the Alps
Started by Iainm in Ski News 08-Feb-2021 - 2 Replies
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Iainm posted 08-Feb
The French Alps woke to a coating of red sand this weekend beneath apocalypic skies.
The picture above shows Avoriaz.
The lifts remain closed but it's not the end of the world yet (even allowing for Brexit and Covid). This is not such an unusual event as the Sirocco wind often brings some of the Saharan sand to the Alps, but rarely in the quantities seen this weekend.
Skies were dark in Chamonix as eerie twilight continued all day:
Nearby in Saint Gervais a similar gloom enveloped the resort
In the Pyrenees, there was a stark contrast between sand-strewn and freshly fallen snow from one day to the next. This photo is from Ariege:
reply to 'Sirocco brings Sahara to the Alps' posted 10-Feb
This picture below is from Ordino Arcalis. Not exactly the best condition for your skis.
reply to 'Sirocco brings Sahara to the Alps' posted 11-Feb
Topic last updated on 11-February-2021 at 15:27