Snow Storm of the Season in the Alps
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 30-Jan-2015
J2SkiNews posted Jan-2015
The snow stats are building rapidly in the Alps as the morning's tally come in from overnight accumulations.
French resorts have been posting particularly big numbers with Megeve claiming 30cm, Les 2 Alpes 40cm, La plagne 43cm, La Rosiere 48cm, Val Thorens and Le Grand Bornand 50cm and Avoriaz 60cm (two feet) in the last 24 hours.
These totals are the biggest so far in a continuing storm which some forecasters believe will see more than double these amounts falling by the end of the weekend.
The 72 hour snowfall tally to date is led by Courchevel, with 90cm (three feet) of fresh snow falling since Tuesday, Avoviax has had 88cm and Les Saisies 78cm.
All of the snow looks to be good news for the busy half term holidays period that dominates February in the French Alps.
It's the tour operator's main weekly change over day in the French Alps tomorrow and the snow will prove challenging to road crews.
Although France has seen the most snow in the past few days, most other countries and resorts in the alps have seen big snowfall too and Austrian areas received more snow than French resorts at the start of the week. An Innsbruck ski area reports nearly three feet of snow in the past few days.
Bardonecchia in the NW corner of Italy has had a foot of snow in the last 24 hours and two feet in three days, Leysin in Switzerland has reported similar figures, most other areas have had at least a foot and in many cases two feet of fresh snow so far.