Engelberg is reporting that the snow depth on its Titlis glacier has reached 7.3 metres (24.3 feet) after the resort received a metre of snowfall on its upper slopes between Wednesday and Friday this week.
It is the first time any ski area in the world has posted a snow depth figure of over 7 metres this year.
In France La Clusaz (above) opened its lifts early this morning at 7.30am so skiers and boarders could get out to enjoy the 50cm of fresh snow there early.
The biggest numbers are on higher peaks but the snow has been falling heavily right down to valley level in most areas.
The avalanche danger has also risen, particularly above 2000 metres, from levels 1-2 (low) at the start of this week to levels 3-4 (considerable to high) for
Engelberg, which stays open for snowsports until the last weekend of May, has also had heavy snow right down to village level, 2000 vertical metres below its highest lifts, meaning top-to-bottom skiing on one of the world’s biggest lift-served verts should be possible for all or most of the next 8 weeks. Prior to the recent
It is pictured above yesterday morning as the snow was still building.