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More Big May Snowfalls on Alpine Glaciers

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More Big May Snowfalls on Alpine Glaciers

J2SkiNews posted 11-May

There have been more significant snowfalls on high slopes in the Alps, continuing two months now of predominantly snowy, wintery weather after a fairly dry and sunny winter itself.

Most ski areas have now closed for the 22-23 season in the Alps of course, but Austria has five centres open and Hintertux has reported 50cm (20") of fresh snowfall this morning.

The new snow follows regular, smaller accumulations, with Tignes and Val d'Isere posting 30cm (12") of fresh snowfall on their glaciers a week ago on May 1st, when they were still open for skiing. Both closed for the ski season last weekend but will re-open for summer glacier skiing next month. Les 2 Alpes has already done that, opening early for summer skiing this year after closing for the last week of April at the end of their winter season.

The latest snowfall has been down to lower elevations with thew bike park at about 2,200m in Passo Tonale in Italy, where all ski areas are currently closed, receiving a white coat today too.

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