Another round of September snow fell this weekend, while several more resorts announced opening dates in the next few weeks. Read on for some snowy shots teasing winter and find out where you can ski and snowboard soon.
Short Term Forecast
The storm I discussed in the last post played out as expected. Some high elevation spots in Austria and Switzerland saw significant snowfall.
In Austria, Hintertux saw quite a bit of snow for their opening weekend.
Fleula Pass in Switzerland got a nice blanket of new snow too.
Solid accumulations at Kaunertal in Austria.
Dumping and piling up at Jufferien in Switzerland. It looks pretty deep here.
There was enough snow for at least one person to get some powder turns in Madesimo, Italy.
Four resorts are currently open in the Alps; Saas Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland and Hintertux and Pitztal in Austria. Four more glacier areas are due to open over the next two weekends, including Kaunertal, Solden, Stubai, and Kitzsteinhorn.
Unfortunately, most of the recent snow will melt over the next several days. You can see ridges setting up over eastern and western Europe, preventing any storms from entering the region.
I don't see any signs of a pattern change in the coming weeks, with Scandinavia likely the only region of Europe with a chance for snow.
Daily forecasts will start early in October. Thanks for reading the Europe Daily Snow! Follow me @lstone84 on Instagram to track and chase storms all Winter long!