With up to a foot of snow already fallen and much more on the way, it’s officially time to get excited…
Time to change the hashtags. Winter isn’t just coming, it’s actually here! This weekend has seen the first big dump of winter across the Alps. Here’s a few snow-filled snaps and videos to gawk over:
Kaunertal Glacier, Austria
Kaunertal Glacier in Austria | Facebook.com/kaunertaler.gletscher/
Kaunertal‘s lofty glacier has been open in September, but conditions have been a little on the lean side. 18 inches are predicted for the next few days. Road trip, anyone?
Val d’Isere, France
Bring it on ! Allez, envoyez la neige ❄️ 👍#snow #wintertime #alps #valdisere #mountains #skiing
France received the brunt of Saturday’s snow. Val d’Isere has had 12 inches so far, with more predicted for Wednesday and Thursday.
Lech, Austria | facebook.com/lechzuers
Lech, in the Arlberg area of Austria, often lucks out with big snowfalls, and this weekend was no exception. The area should receive a foot of snow by Friday.
Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens, France | facebook.com/valthorens.resort
As the highest ski resort in Europe, Val Thorens is no stranger to pre-season snowfalls. Let’s hope it sticks around for the resort’s opening on 26 November.
Verbier, Today first snow 🏂 Captured by the @switzerland.vacations team ! Find us on Facebook, link in our bio 👥 #Switzerland_Vacations 🇨🇭
Verbier is already looking like a winter wonderland, with another 40 inches predicted for this week.
Like neighbouring Val d’Isere, Tignes is predicted a big snowfall this week. Good news for anyone making the most of its glacier…
Im all way up #engelberg #mttitlis #switzerland #farhankickseurope #solotraveller #snow #winter
Engelberg is another ski resort that’s already open. It’s had six inches of snow this weekend, but should get over a foot on Wednesday and Thursday. Bring it on!