J2Ski logo J2Ski logo
Login Forum Search Recent Forums

Powder Alarm in the Alps The Day Before Summer

Powder Alarm in the Alps The Day Before Summer

To Create or Answer a Topic

Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News

Powder Alarm in the Alps The Day Before Summer

J2SkiNews posted 31-May

Austria's year=round glacier ski destination of Hintertux has issued a powder alarm after passing 20cm (8 inches) of snowfall in the last 24 hours.

The ski area, one of five glaciers currently open for skiing and snowboarding in the Alps, said the snow was still falling heavily this lunchtime, with tomorrow, June 1st, the first day of summertime by the meteorological measure of the seasons.

The latest snowfall continues a pattern since mid-March of predominantly cold weather and snow showers above around 2,500m altitude which has left the snow lying nearly 6m (20 feet) deep on some Alpine glaciers.

Austria's Kitzsteinhorn and Molltal glaciers remain open to mid-June, France's Les 2 Alpes should be staying open through next month and two other glaciers at Val d'Isere and Tignes are scheduled to open towards the end of next month for summer skiing. You can also ski above Zermnatt/Cervinia at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Italy's Passo Stelvio is expected to open for its 2024 summer ski season next Thursday after delaying a planned season start tomorrow as snow still needs to be cleared from access areas and slopes prepared and made safe.

Three small glacier areas are also open in Norway.

www  The Snow Hunter