A huge snowstorm currently hitting the Alps has now deposited up to a metre of snow over the past 72 hours, and some areas may see another metre before the end of October, with the heaviest snowfall yet expected today, 29th October.

Passo Stelvio in Italy (pictured top yesterday) has reported a metre of snow.  It is a summer ski area open for six months from May to November and scheduled to end its 2018 season  this coming weekend.  The Diavolezza glacier ski area in Switzerland’s Engadin region reported 85cm in 48 hours yesterday.  It opened for its 2018-19 ski season just over a week ago.

In Austria, Solden, which was staging the first weekend of Wild Cup racing for the 2018-19 ski season had to cancel the Men’s race on Sunday after the Women’s was successfully run on Saturday when what turned out to be 45cm of snow fell there.

The snow is great news for the dozen or so glaciers like Solden that are already open for the 2018-19 season like Hintertux (below yesterday) as well as all those due to open in the coming weeks and months .

Today, Monday 29th October, is potentially the snowiest for some resorts which may get more than a metre of snow in the next 24 hours as warm air that has been lying over the Alps for months is hit by a strong Arctic front.

It’s not just the Alps getting the snow though.  The Pyrenees are seeing heavy October snowfall too with Baqueira Beret (above) posting 25cm of snowfall and Scotland too seeing good accumulations.  The image

Passo Stelvio in Italy (pictured top yesterday) has reported a metre of snow.  It is a summer ski area open for six months from May to November and scheduled to end its 2018 season  this coming weekend.  The Diavolezza glacier ski area in Switzerland’s Engadin region reported 85cm in 48 hours yesterday.  It opened for its 2018-19 ski season just over a week ago.

In Austria, Solden, which was staging the first weekend of Wild Cup racing for the 2018-19 ski season had to cancel the Men’s race on Sunday after the Women’s was successfully run on Saturday when what turned out to be 45cm of snow fell there.

The snow is great news for the dozen or so glaciers like Solden that are already open for the 2018-19 season like Hintertux (below yesterday) as well as all those due to open in the coming weeks and months .

Today, Monday 29th October, is potentially the snowiest for some resorts which may get more than a metre of snow in the next 24 hours as warm air that has been lying over the Alps for months is hit by a strong Arctic front.

It’s not just the Alps getting the snow though.  The Pyrenees are seeing heavy October snowfall too with Baqueira Beret (above) posting 25cm of snowfall and Scotland too seeing good accumulations.  The image from Glenshee below taken by SnowHope Scotland.