Friday Snow Report!
Published on October 16th, 2015 | by Jordan Kierans0
Got that Friday feeling yet? Well here’s some news to get you that little bit more excited before the weekend gets started!
The Alps has seen plenty more snow over the last 24 hours. Yesterday, snow showers spread further west, affecting the Western Swiss (Zermatt & Verbier) and western Italian Alps (Cervina & Courmayeur), whilst also spilling over the border into France.
Heavy snow early this morning in Livigno – Photo: tuttolivigno.com
Overall though, the heaviest snow in the last couple of days has been further east, especially in the central and eastern Italian Alps (e.g. Livigno, Passo Stelvio,Passo Tonale), and the southern and south-western Austrian Alps (e.g. Mölltalglacier, Obergurgl).
Huge quantities of snow in the last couple of days in Passo Stelvio – Photo: passostelvio.com
Elsewhere, snowfalls have generally been more modest, but there are large variations from one region to the next. In terms of open or opening ski areas, the area around Zermatt, Cervinia and Saas-Fee has also done very well.
Fresh snow and blue skies on the glacier above Saas-Fee this morning – Photo: saas-fee.ch
12 glacier ski areas are now open across the Alps. In France, this means Tignes, in Switzerland, Zermatt and Saas-Fee. In Italy you can ski at Val Senales and Passo Stelvio, and, in Austria, at Hintertux, Sölden, Stubai, Pitztal,Kaunertal and Mölltal. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun opened for the season yesterday.
Next up is Diavolezza (near St Moritz), scheduled to open tomorrow (17 October), as is Cervinia, but for weekends only (at least until 31 October).Engelberg has postponed the opening of its Titlis glacier until 24 October.
Let us know if you’re heading to any of the resorts listed!