What A Difference A Week Makes

Posted: Friday, 9 December 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , , ,

Following on from a weekend of new snowfall, fresh snow continued to fall across the vast majority of Europe earlier this week. The snowfall was heaviest in the western Alps but even further east in the Dolomites fresh snow fell. The Pyrenees have unfortunately not received much fresh snow this week.

The amount of new snow that did fall in the Alps, and the duration exceeded many expectations with resorts such as Tignes and Val d'lsere on France reporting almost a metre of new snow in places. Lech and Zurs in Austria enjoyed a tremendous 40cm of snowfall on 7th December alone. The timing of this dump has been great news for snow-sports enthusiasts and will hopefully set a good foundation for things to come. The sunshine returned on Thursday 8th December, creating superb riding conditions across Europe. read more