Norwegian Ski Area Hits 53-Foot Base After 40″ May Snow Storm

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Norwegian ski areas, now open again, are having a deep May in terms of snowfall. Photo by Fonna Glacier.

The Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Norway is reporting a 53-foot deep base after resort crews dug it out from under a meter (40″) of snow that fell on the ski area last weekend during a blizzard.

Snow-forecast reports that other resorts in the area received up to a meter of new snow in less than 48 hours last weekend resulting in sudden resort closures and a lot of digging for resort workers. Good problems to have.


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Opening for its 2020 season a few weeks ago after Norway eased its lockdown restrictions, the Fonna Glacier had to temporarily close again for two days while resort crews dug out the ski area from all the new snow gained last weekend. The resort posted stunning images of the massive snow piles on their social media accounts.


The Fonna Glacier Ski Resort remerging from the blizzard to sunlight.
The Galdhopiggen ski area located near the Fonna Glacier was forced to delay its opening because of the May blizzard.
The Stryn Glacier also delayed its resort opening so that crews could dig out the ski area from underneath all the new snow.

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