10th December 2018
Winter has kicked off in the Alps in the most spectacular fashion with significant and widespread snow falling across of wide swathe of the Alps in the last few days. This is great news for the northern French Alps and Switzerland, as well as many of the lower lying western Austrian resorts which have all benefited from this storm.
These areas, which include resorts such as La Plagne ,Courchevel, Méribel, Tignes, Val d'Isère, Morzine, Avoriaz, Zermatt, Klosters, Ischgl, St. Anton and Lech have widely seen 50-80cm of new snow in the last few days.
It is of course only early December, but conditions are already excellent for the time of year in many of our popular resorts. Val d'Isère, always a safe bet for super-early season skiers, is already reporting nearly 130cm of settled snow on the upper slopes and 80cm at resort level (1850m). Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes are also looking strong, as is Cervinia, which has some of the best conditions on offer in Europe with all lifts open and a settled base at the top of the mountain of 220cm.
These fabulous photos were taken last week in Val d'Isère by our Ski Expert Ginny.
This is the first truly widespread 'game-changing' storm of the winter, and ensures that those travelling with us on our first departures of the winter will have excellent early season snow coverage to look forward to. Wax up your skis, it looks like a cracking start to the winter.
By Craig Burton, Managing Director.