Europe: Skiing season starts with record snow

After a few seasons with very little snow this skiing season in Europe is starting with new records of snow heights.

The last days of massive snow falls throughout Europe – it was even snowing on some Spanish islands normally considered by many as a warm winter refuge – have brought amounts of snow to Austrian, German, Swiss and French resorts some of them have not seen for the whole season the last years and never been seen in November before.

While the US and Canada the last years where lucky with record snow heights, in Europe many resorts experienced “droughts” to the extend that in Switzerland the last two winters fire warnings had to be issues to prevent forest fires.

Lets hope this year will be different and it looks like it might be.

And people are desperate to go – the resorts that already opened this weekend have seen record numbers of skiers arriving yesterday and today.

It does look extremely inviting: Sunshine, piles of snow and when you check the web cams below you can see – as most resorts will only open during the next days and weeks – miles of untracked hills. What else do you need.

We for our part will get ready – and with the unfair advantage of skiing in New Zealand just a few weeks ago – looking forward to kick start the season the next days.

Click on the image below for the link.

link to snow eye web site

Have fun and check the avalanche warnings, particular if you go into steep hills in the moment…

More information:
Snow Eye (web cams of ski resorts around the world)
Chamonix web cams
Verbier web cams
Valle d’Aosta web cams
EarthCam (web cams around the world)

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