Terrible Start of the Season for Europe | December Was Switzerland’s Driest Month On Record.

Matias Ricci |
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland

December was ultra-dry in the mountainous heart of Europe, causing ski sales to drop considerably compared to last years’.

Ski resorts in Switzerland have seen a big drop in visitors on the slopes so far this season due to the lack of snow, official figures show. Meanwhile, some French regions were declared drought zones, forcing resorts to switch off their snow cannons.

A colder January is improving conditions, with some snow last week and forecast for the next 3 to 6 days looking good. Still, Europe is facing a really sad start of the season and if they don’t get buried in snow soon, this will be a year they will want to forget.

PHOTO TOUR

Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland

Puster Valley, Italy.

Puster Valley, Italy.

Meribel, France.
Meribel, France.
Meribel, France on December 16th.
Meribel, France on December 16th.
Meribel, France on December.
Meribel, France on December.
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Crosets, Switzerland
Les Arcs, France got some snow last week.
Les Arcs, France got some snow last week.
Les Arcs, France got some snow last week.
Les Arcs, France got some snow last week.

FORECAST

Chamonix, France:

9-day snow forecast for Chamonix, France. // snow-forecast.com
9-day snow forecast for Chamonix, France. // snow-forecast.com

Les Arcs, France:

9-day snow forecast for Les Arcs, France. // snow-forecast.com
9-day snow forecast for Les Arcs, France. // snow-forecast.com

Verbier, Switzerland:

9-day snow forecast for Verbier, Switzerland. // snow-forecast.com
9-day snow forecast for Verbier, Switzerland. // snow-forecast.com

 


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