Ski areas in the Southern Alps are reporting up to 5 FEET of new snow in the past 72 hours! Parts of the Southern Alps along the France/Italy border are reporting the most snow (up to 5 feet over the weekend!) but really its been snowing all over the continent with large snow totals being reported in Bulgaria, the French and Swiss Alps, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees, and Scandinavia.
Italian ski resort Limone reported five feet of new snow over the weekend and Prato Nevoso – another Italian ski resort – reported three feet of new snow from the past 3 days.
Cervinia, nestled in the Italian Alps, has already gotten 10 feet of snowfall this month and are reporting an additional 2.3 feet of new snow from this previous weekend. Wow! Cervinia is claiming to have the deepest upper slope base in the world right now at nearly 11 FEET DEEP. Share some of that pow with us over here in the western hemisphere, eh?
French ski areas such as Tignes and Isola are also reporting up to 20 new inches of snow over the weekend, and several feet of snow is being reported in Switzerland as well. The Alps just keep getting pounded!