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Thursday 7th November 2017 - Huge snowfalls for the Alps​...

by Fraser Wilkin

Ischgl, Austria - snow-wise - Weather & snow update, 7 November 2017 Ischgl is looking good for its 23 November opening – Photo:

Huge snowfalls have hit many parts of the Alps with speculation mounting that we could be in for one of the best starts to the ski season in many years.


The Hintertux glacier has seen nearly 1 metre of new snow since Saturday. There is also a reported 65cm on the upper slopes of Obergurgl, set to be the first major non-glacial ski resort to open, on 16 November.


Just about all parts of the Alps have seen significant snowfall at altitude. What’s more, it is going to stay cold this week with more snow forecast both at the weekend and at times next week.


It is already possible to ski in several of our featured resorts, including Hintertux, Engelberg, Zermatt, Saas-Fee and Tignes.


Over the next few weeks we will see a wave of additional openings including Obergurgl, Ischgl, Obertauern, Val Thorens, Val d’Isère and Verbier, all of which will be up and running before the end of this month. Watch this space… 

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