Europe and Canada are getting hammered with snow right now! Read on to learn more about where it’s snowing and see photos and videos of your favorite ski resorts getting ready for winter.

France/Italy receive 16+ inches of new snow; Switzerland is next

In Europe, a large system has been moving across the Alps this week, already dropping more than 16 inches of snow in areas of France and Italy, and it’s still coming down. Here’s a video from Tignes that was posted at 7 a.m. MST:

Forecasters at reported that it started snowing in the southern French Alps and Italy’s Piedmont region early Thursday morning with heavy snowfall during the day on Thursday and Friday. They embarked on a tour yesterday and got a few nice turns:

The First Turns Of The Season in France! from wepowder on Vimeo.

WePowder reports that the storm front will move south of Switzerland today, pushing heavy snow to Swiss ski resorts. Their maps forecast up to 95 cm (37+ in.) of snow in St. Moritz, and Zermatt is expecting 25 inches of new snow by tomorrow.

Another colder storm is forecast to hit the Alps next week, and its northern direction may fill in regions that didn’t receive as much snow thanks to warmer temperatures associated with this week’s storm.

Photos of this week’s snow in Europe

Whistler expecting 37+ inches of snow

A massive system is taking aim at British Columbia, and Whistler Blackcomb is forecasting up to 37 inches of snow through Monday. Webcams are already showing low visibility and heavy snowfall.

The rest of British Columbia is bracing for big accumulations, too. Revelstoke expects 20 inches by Sunday with the snow line dropping to Revelation Lodge on the lower part of the mountain. Alberta will also get a piece of the storm, and Sunshine Village and Lake Louise are experiencing wintery conditions today.

Photos of today’s snow in Canada


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