18th September 2022
The first snow of autumn has fallen in the Alps and over in North America too. Plus there has been further falls down under in Australia as the ski season there draws to a close. NEW
It has been a poor summer for summer skiing on the glacier resorts in the Alps.
That is an understatement.
It has been the worst in recent memory.
Only Hintertux in the Tirol in Austria has been able to stay open to the general public, but rain and high temperatures have damaged its slopes over the past few months.
Finally it has seen some snow.
Here was the scene on Sunday.
And on Saturday:
The capital of the Tirol, Innsbruck, has also shared some images of the autumn snowfall:
So too in St Anton:
— St. Anton am Arlberg (@StantonReview) September 17, 2022
Noew og course none of this snow will make much differenc e for the winter ahead as most will melt.
But it is always good to see the first falls as the seasons change.
Here is the scene in Switzerland as summer moves to autumn and the cows leave their alpine pastures:
It’s official, summer is over here in #Mürren ???????? as the Cows have come down from the alpine meadows. Yes, it snowed over night too!!@Ski_Press @OnTheSnow @planetski @1000Switzerland @JungfrauRegion @Igluski @SnowHour @madeinbern @TelegraphTravel @severeweatherEU pic.twitter.com/5CwLjq4xVH
— Mürren Lover (@Murrenlover) September 18, 2022
Dustings fell earlier this month in the French Alps.
Here is Val Thorens from 10th September:
And lets not forget the current scene in Poland.
Przyszła ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/WARObus6Ol
— meteoprognoza.pl???????? (@MeteoprognozaPL) September 18, 2022
It is looking good in places over in the Rockies in North America.
As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere it is drawing to a close in the Southern Hemisphere.
With some fresh snow in Australia.
Australian ski areas are enjoying a big spring snow dump to refresh cover for the final weeks of the 2022 season. Up to 50cm (20″) reported so far, snow still falling. @_hotham pic.twitter.com/PRfoJS4fuQ
— Snow Forecast.com (@SnowForecast) September 18, 2022
???? Over 25cm and still falling. What are you doing for the long weekend? pic.twitter.com/toTwKX81de
— Mt Buller (@mtbuller) September 18, 2022
Here at PlanetSKI we will be updating this article, so do check back if the snow is getting you thinking of the approaching season.
We are also starting to post a few articles about the next ski season: