The mountain was closed but Reine Barkered was so excited about the fresh snow he couldn’t help but hike up and send it above the Bergfriedtux hotel today! – Ingrid Backstrom
A snowstorm came down hard on the European Alps yesterday. Today, they awoke to up to 3-feet of new snow in parts of Autsria and beyond.
This early season storm is the result of the remains of hurricane Gonzalo. It pounded the alps yesterday with winds up to 90mph and snow levels as low as 2,500-feet.
As you can see from these photos, certain parts of the alps got dumped on – mainly Austria. Some ski resorts are already open and it looks like Hintertux and Panai in Austria will open tomorrow to a powder day.
Winter starts with a bang in the Alps this year. Last year, Italy had record snowfall – the biggest in 15 years – and was the place to be in 2014.