Snow Report 9 November 2013 - Europe

Les Contamines 7 November 2013 [Source: SECMH FB page]
Summer is fast approaching down under, triathlon season is here and the surfers are heading for the coast. It's been almost two months since we last waxed our skis.

But in the northern hemisphere thoughts are turning to snowsports again, and many of us in the antipodes have already organised our trips to North America, Europe or Japan.

This year I'll be focusing my snow reports on Europe, and the French and Italian Alps in particular. The reasons will be come clearer next month.

There have already been a couple of snowfalls in the Alps, with a good one over the last few days. There is now a solid base of snow on the peaks. Down lower though the weather has still a lot of work to do!

Monte Rosa 8 November 2013 [Source: Monte Rose FB page]
Here are some planned opening dates (snow-dependent):

Val Thorens - 23rd November
Val D'Isere - 30th November
Megeve - 21st December
Les Contamines - 20th December
Chamonix (Grands Montets) - 7th December
Chamonix (Brevent/Flegere) - partial 14th December, total 21st December

Monte Rosa - 30th November
Valchiavenna - 23rd November
St Moritz (Corvatsch) - 23rd November
Madonna di Campoglio - 7th December
Val Gardena - 7th December

I'll be back with a snow report at the end of the month ... hopefully there are lots of snowy opening days to report! Ciao!

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