Too Much Snow in Austria and The Alps | 7-FEET in 7-Days Closes Some Resorts

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The Dachstein Glacier will be closed until Sunday as staff needs to dig out. Credit: Facebook

Ski areas in Austria have reported immense snowfall totals over the last few days, with the ski area of Tauplitzalm in Styria claiming 7-FEET of snowfall in seven days, reports In The SnowSnow is continuing to fall heavily across much of the country with some of the biggest accumulations in the last 24 hours – St Anton posted 2-feet since yesterday.

Other big accumulations have been reported by the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn with 5-feet, resorts around Innsbruck up to 4-feet, and the Hintertux glacier 3.7-feet within the same period.

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Hintertux yesterday. Credit: Facebook

Temperatures have dropped recently, allowing snow, not rain, to fall at lower elevations resulting in Saalbach reporting its resort-level snow has jumped from zero to 35″ in the past week. St Anton, with 18″ of fresh snow, has moved up to equal Solden for the deepest reported base in the country at 11-feet.

In neighboring Germany, the Zugspitze ski area, the country’s highest, has had 62″ and in Slovakia to the Northwest ski areas have reported up to 57″ of fresh snow.

Some areas are suffering from ‘too much snow’ though. The Dachstein glacier will be closed until at least Sunday as it digs out due to snow depths that have reached 10-feet, and temperatures dropping below 0F.

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2 thoughts on “Too Much Snow in Austria and The Alps | 7-FEET in 7-Days Closes Some Resorts

  1. ofcourse, you got to be prepared and forecast well in advance about the snow days. can help for forecasting snowy days that sources data from accuweather.
    Other reliable sources include gov’s snow forecast alerts/warnings.
    Stay safe !!

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