21st September 2023
The temperatures have dropped with a dusting of snow in the Alps & Scandinavia as winter approaches. PlanetSKI is in the Alps. NEW
There has been some snow over the 3,000m as autumn gets underway.
It will be especially welcome by some Austrian glacier areas that are set to open some slopes over the next few weeks.
Pitztal in the Tirol is due to open this Saturday.
Currently three glacier areas are open – Hintertux in Austria, plus Saas-Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland.
PlanetSKI has been in the Alps and the Pyrenees for the past couple of weeks as we visit the Pyrenees, Alps and Jura + follow the Rugby World Cup:
“Summer is most definitely turning into autumn with a drop in the temperature, a dusting of snow at altitude and the leaves changing,” said PlanetSKI editor James Cove who is currently in Chambery in the French Alps.
“We were out hiking yesterday and the autumn crocus (Colchicum) also knows as ‘naked lady’ was out in the high-alpine pastures, a sure sign that the seasons are changing,” said James.
He’ll be posting a full report from Chambery later today as we enjoy Autumn in the Alps and look forward to winter.
He’s been hiking to the Croix du Nivolet at 1,513m. where there are some fabulous alpine views.
Elsewhere in Europe there has been some snow in Levi in Finland.
Levi is due to open some slopes in the first week of October.
We’ll be skiing in Scandinavia again at some point in the winter.
The teaser video just released by Norway – Home of Skiing has certainly whet our appetite for the approaching winter.
And lets not forget North America.
The first signs of winter are happening in Canada:
While Loveland in Colorado, that is usually one of the first US resorts to open, has been testing its snow guns.
Do check back later as we update this report…