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Tuesday 1 December 2020 - Winter has returned to the Alps...

by Fraser Wilkin

Lech, Austria – Snow-wise – Weather & snow update, 1 December 2020 Fresh snow in Lech this morning – 1 December 2020 – Photo:

After a very dry November the weather pattern in the Alps is now changing, with significant snowfall expected in many regions over the next few days.

Today it is snowing across a wide swathe of the north-western Alps, where 10-30cm of new snow is forecast for the likes of Avoriaz, Wengen, Engelberg and Lech.


However, the real excitement comes on Friday and Saturday when some exceptionally heavy snow is forecast across the southern Alps, especially in the southern Austrian Alps and the Dolomites. By Sunday should have seen well over 1m of new snow in resorts such as Cortina and Arabba, with yet more snow expected in many parts of the Alps next week!


After recent weeks of mild and mostly sunny weather melted most of the lower-lying snow in the Alps, this change in weather pattern is great news. Not only will it bring fresh snow, but the fall in temperature will also allow snow cannons to fire up on an industrial scale, which will help to lay a solid base for the season ahead. 

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