The huge snowstorm that has been sat over the Eastern Alps for several weeks now has brought ever more remarkable volumes of snowfall to the region, and there’s no real sign of it ending any time soon (although current forecasts are for the amount of snow falling to
(Image top: SkiStar St Johann in Tirol)
The snowfall initially brought as much at 2.1m (7 feet) snowfall tallies to some areas in 7 days but as the snow has continued falling total accumulations have now passed 3 metres (10 feet) for some resorts.
The result is
The entire ski village of Hochkar was evacuated on Monday amid fears of
Some ski areas including the Dachstein, Hintertux, Kaunertal and Molltal glaciers have been temporarily closed by the extreme weather, others have had to limit the terrain open.
The Molltal Glacier which is open for snowsports 10.5 months a year has reported 75cm in the past 24 hours.
The snowfall has not just been limited to Austria – ski areas in southern Germany, Eastern Switzerland, Poland and the Czech and Slovak R
For the past two weeks however there has been a strict divide with almost no snowfall in the Western Alps on France or Western Italy, whilst it has been dumping on the Eastern side of the dividing line.
Zell am See pictured below