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SUMMER SNOW FALLS

It’s June but nobody told the weather gods in the Alps and the Pyrenees. It’s been snowing!

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Imagine this.
You’ve just completed the long and difficult task of clearing the massive walls of snow from the roads ready for the summer season.
Then this happens….
Col de l'Iseran

Col de l’Iseran, 11th June – photo Val d’Isere piste patrol

The Col de l’Iseran in the French Alps is one of the major summer routes for cyclists, motorcyclists and car drivers.
It’s also the access route up to the Pisaillas glacier for Val d’Isere’s short summer ski season.
The glacier only opened up for skiing on Saturday 8th June after the road was cleared.
Col de l'Iseran

Clearing the Col de l’Iseran, 4th June

It snowed overnight Monday into Tuesday, making for a difficult journey up the mountain.
Good news for the skiing, though.
The glacier is open until 14th July with skiing from 7am to noon every day.
You can find out where else you can ski at this time of the year in our full round-up:
The chilly weather has brought snow not just to the Alps but also the Pyrenees.
Grandvalira, Andorra

Grandvalira, Andorra, 11th June

Andorra

Andorra, Pyrenees

Andorra

Andorra, Pyrenees

 

Brrrrrr.
A bit of sunshine would be nice.
Read our earlier article about the huge task to clear the snow from the roads:
For the Spirit of the Mountains – PlanetSKI: Number One for ski news

 

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