Snow Report 24 November 2013 - Europe

Les Contamines 22 Dec. 2013 [Source: Les Contamines FB page]
Welcome to the 2013-14 ski season!

Winter has arrived in Europe with a cold blast across the continent. The Alps have seen some good snowfalls in the last week. Down to low levels as well - Chamonix village, for example.

There are already some ski resorts open in France and Italy, including Tignes, Alpe D'Huez and Val Thorens.

In Italy, Valchiavenna is open for this weekend, and skiing is also available in nearby St Moritz.

The next three or four days look sunny and fine across the French and Italian Alps.

Monte Rosa 22 Dec. 2013 [Source: Monte Rosa FB page]
We await the next snowfall with anticipation and look forward to more resort openings next weekend (among them Val D'Isere, Monte Rosa and Piani Di Bobbio).

Here is the current status and snow depth at selected French and Italian ski resorts:

Val Thorens - OPEN - 75cms in Val Thorens village (2300m) to 110cms on the peaks (3200m)
Val D'Isere - CLOSED, opening 30th November (but Tignes is already OPEN)
Megeve - CLOSED, opening 21st December
Les Contamines - CLOSED, opening 20th December
Chamonix (Grands Montets) - CLOSED, opening 7th December
Chamonix (Brevent/Flegere) - CLOSED,  partial opening 14th December, total 21st December

Val Gardena 22 Dec. 2013 [Source: Val Gardena FB page]
Monte Rosa - CLOSED, opening 30th November
Piani Di Bobbio - CLOSED, opening 30th November
Valchiavenna - OPEN, 23rd November two lifts for the weekend only 20cms in the village of Madesimo (1550m) to 80cms on the summit (2900m)
St Moritz (Corvatsch) - OPEN on 23rd November, 4 lifts open
Madonna di Campoglio - CLOSED, opening 7th December
Val Gardena - CLOSED, opening 7th December

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