The Alps Just Got Up To 3 FEET of Snow in 24 Hours | More FEET of Snow On The Way This Weekend

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Lienz, southern Austria near Zettersfeld Ski Area, November 8, 2017, Image:

Powder Alerts have been issued at many ski resorts throughout Switzerland, Austria and northern Italy and parts of France. 

The Alps got 50-100cm of new snow from the 5th to the 6th of November. 

 The larger snowfall totals were seen in the high alpine at elevations of 2.000 meters or 6,500 ft or more.

“The snowfall was highest in the Ötztal, Stubai and Zillertal Alps as well as in East Tyrol. There it was 50cm-80cm [20in-32in], high alpine (above about 3000m [9,800ft]) locally even up to 100cm [39in].”-Tyrol Avalanche Warning System

100cm of Fresh Snow, Prato Nevoso Resort, Italy, 11-7-17, Image: NeveItalia Facebook

The most snowfall was seen in the Southern Austrian Alps, south of Innsbruck and “Hintertux and Stubai saw between 80cm[32in] and 100cm[39in] of fresh snow at around 3000m[9,800]. This particularly snowy zone also extends over the border into parts of the Dolomites.” – WeatherToSki The south-western Italian Alps also saw about 3-FEET of snow, with the Prato Nevoso, Italy resort reporting 100cm of new snow from the recent storm.

100cm of Fresh Snow in Prato Nevoso, Italy, 11-7-17. Image: NeveItalia Facebook

More snow is on the way with a prediction of anywhere from 10in-40in for areas of the Austrian Alps.

Image: Snow Accumulation for the next 3-6 days. Image:
Hintertux Glacier Web Cam Looking South, 11-8-2017

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