Winter is back with a vengeance, with huge snowfalls across the Alps over the weekend and more on the way
Temperatures have dropped across the alps, with snow falling on the valley floor and some seriously deep powder in certain spots.The biggest falls so far have been in Switzerland, with the Jungfrau and Engelberg reporting 25 inches of snow.
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We were in St Anton for its closing day yesterday, and the snow was falling heavily all day long, creating perfect powder conditions all over the mountain. 15cm came down in total. Today we woke up to heavy snowfall at 800m.
More snow is predicted for this week, with Jungfrau, Zillertal (where the Hintertux glacier is still open) and Chamonix all predicted to receive large snow falls.Most ski resorts have already closed for the season, though there are still a few glaciers and high resorts open.
In Austria Ischgl is open for another week, while its glacier resorts (Stubai, Kaunertal, Kitzsteinhorn, Hintertux, Sölden and Pitztal stay open well into summer, with Hintertux open all year round.
In France Les Deux Alpes, La Clusaz, Val d’Isere and Chamonix close this weekend, with Tignes and Val Thorens open until 8th May.
Switzerland has glacier skiing courtesy of Zermatt, Engelberg and Saas Fee, and in Italy Livigno and Cervinia are still running.