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HERE WE GO AGAIN!

More snow is falling in the Alps as another major storm arrives. In fact a series of storms. Let it snow! NEW

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First a word or two of caution.

It is only the middle of November and what is happening may have very little impact on the start of the ski season which is only a few weeks away for many resorts.

The snow may stop, the temperatures may rise and that may be it for a while.

Or the recent snow we have had, plus the further falls in the forecast, may lead to a storming start to the season and a bumper Xmas and New Year ahead.

We simply don’t know and anyone that claims otherwise is wide of the mark.

What we do know is that things have got off to a promising start for the 2019/20 season.

More snow is falling this week with the southern Alps, and areas in Italy in particular, getting the lion’s share.

You can keep an eye on the full details on the specialist snow web site weathertoski.

Here is its view:

“The weather situation in the Alps is extremely complicated, with several storms set to hit the Alps over the coming days.

What we can say for sure is that the southern Alps will see the most snow, with some extreme snowfalls in places.

Right now, the main driver of the weather in the Alps is a huge area of low pressure in the Mediterranean which is throwing weather fronts up northwards across its eastern flanks.”

If you want to see the snow map across Europe over the next few days then check out the gif below.

And if you want to see some images to inspire you then check out our updated photogallery with some of the best images of the recent snow.

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

St Anton, Tirol, Austria

Livigno, Italy

Livigno, Italy


Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, France

The new snow comes with some problems – mainly travel disruptions.

Here at PlanetSKI we have been following proceedings and reported on the openings last weekend in Verbier, Andermatt and Cortina as the lucky few made their first turns of the winter.

Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier, Switzerland, Saturday 9th November

And what about across in the USA?

If anything it is looking even better with record autumn snowfalls last month in Colorado and resorts opening early:

Steamboat, Colorado

Steamboat, Colorado

Mammoth, California

Mammoth, California

Here at PlanetSKI we will be following things closely across the Pond and here in Europe.

Stayed tuned folks.

 

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