More Huge Snowfalls in the Alps, Scottish Season Re-Starts


More Huge Snowfalls in the Alps, Scottish Season Re-Starts

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J2SkiNews posted Nov-2016

There have been more big snowfalls in the Alps meaning November 2016 looks set to be one of the snowiest on record, with some areas getting more than 2m of snow on higher slopes through the month.

Although not many resorts are actually measuring how much snow is falling yet as they are not operating mid-week, if open at all, Val Thorens reported 40cm in 24 hours up to this morning, and said that the snow continues to dump down. It officially opens this weekend and its very different opening to the past few.
Tignes, Val d'Isere and Sestriere all reported similar conditions with at least 30cm/a foot of snow in 24 hours.

Across the Atlantic many areas have been reporting heavy snow too. Whistler, which opened on Wednesday, got 30cm in 24 hours too and the world's second-snowiest resort on average, Mt Baker in Washington state, which plans to partially open for the season tomorrow, said it has had 75cm (2.5 feet) in 24 hours.

In Scotland it has been more cold than snowy, with temperature dipping to double digits below but there has been some fresh snow and the Lecht (above), which was the first top open for the season a fortnight ago, but then promptly closed again when the snow all thawed during a warm snap, but now has good cover again, is re-opening for the weekend only with five lifts expected to operate.

Cairngorm also says it will open for the season tomorrow with top to bottom skiing on limited terrain.
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reply to 'More Huge Snowfalls in the Alps, Scottish Season Re-Starts'
posted Nov-2016

Sounds like there have just been some quite extraordinary falls on the Italian side of the Alpine ridge; reports of a couple of metres accumulation over 2 days after settling...

This is from Bardonecchia's Facebook page, posted today :-

The Admin Man

reply to 'More Huge Snowfalls in the Alps, Scottish Season Re-Starts'
posted Nov-2016

Lago Agnel near Ceresole Reale in Piemonte

Just over the border from Val d'Isère

Topic last updated on 25-November-2016 at 22:15

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