16th November 2022
Whisper it quietly but it looks like some much needed snow is heading to the Alps. NEW
The temperature is dropping and it looks like there may be significant storms early next week.
Many areas should see some snow.
There should also be a few flurries before then too.
Some resorts have posted images of the fresh snow, but in truth it is no more than a dusting.
But after the weekend…
“Things will start to get interesting on Sunday evening/night as more active fronts arrive from the west, which should bring some significant snow to the French and western Swiss Alps before a new Mediterranean storm puts the southern Alps (i.e. Italy) in the firing line on Tuesday,” said the alpine weather expert, Fraser Wilkin from weathertoski.co.uk
For all the latest keep an eye on Weathertoski as Fraser follows these things rather closely.
A warm autumn has already led to Val Thorens postponing this weekend’s planned opening until the following week, November 26th.
Val d’Isere has moved its opening back to December 3rd.
Tignes is due to open on November 26th and is planning to have a run open on its Grande Motte glacier this weekend.
We reported on the developments earlier on PlanetSKI.
This weekend Obergurgl in the Tirol opens and PlanetSKI’s reporter, Katy Dartford, will be in the resort and reporting back.
The warm weather and lack of snow this autumn has also played havoc with the start of the alpine skiing World Cup season with most of the races called off.
Though this weekend’s women’s racing in Levi in Finland is set to go ahead.
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— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) November 15, 2022
In the Pyrenees there some snow in the forecast too and it should be coming down later this week.
— French Mountains (@FrenchMountains) November 16, 2022
Resorts Open in the Alps
Austria: Kaunertal, Kitzbuhel, Soelden, Piztal, Stubai, Hintertux, Molltal, and Kitzsteinhorn.
Italy: Sulden, Cervinia and Val Senales.
Switzerland: Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Engelberg, Arosa/Lenzerheide and Verbier.
See here for our latest report on resorts opening some ski areas as winter approaches.
Here at PlanetSKI we will be watching things closely and updating over the next few days.
Do check back… and don’t forget those snow dances.