Last week, AccuWeather released their winter forecast for Europe, and it’s looking like it could be a great season to make a trip over the pond and ski the Alps. Plus, U.S. travelers can take advantage of favorable exchange rates. Meteorologists have picked up a large mass of cold air building over Scandinavia, which will eventually push south and make way for favorable snowfall over the Alps.
According to AccuWeather, the primary storm track for the winter season in Europe will feature Atlantic storm systems moving from northern Spain and southern France eastward through northern Italy and the Alps and then advancing across Eastern Europe. Moisture from the Mediterranean will fuel these storm systems and cause heavy rainfall and high-elevation snow in the Alps.
“The high frequency of storms moving through the heart of Europe will favor above-normal snow in the Alps and a good season overall for skiers,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.
The best time to go?
Likely during the second-half of winter, according to AccuWeather. Milder-than-normal air is expected to stick around earlier in the ski season and may affect snowfall and slope conditions, especially at lower-elevation resorts.
Take advantage of the Alps’ upcoming snowy season and favorable exchange rates, and book your Europe ski vacation today. Our 65 Mountain Vacation Specialists can help you customize and book your flights, ground transportation, lodging and more. They’re standing by at 800-610-8911. You can also get started by filling out a form for a free custom quote.
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