The new year has brought new snow for the Alps. European resorts have been experiencing a good start to winter with several snow storms between Christmas and last weekend. Base depths already approaching 100 inches of snow. Much of the Alps were blessed with six to 10 inches last weekend—Swiss ski resorts Saas Fee and Zermatt received more than a foot of snow. The week prior, over the Christmas holiday, Switzerland’s St. Moritz saw two feet of snow. Persistent cold weather throughout Europe is providing tip-top snow conditions.
In fact, Saas Fee is very near the 100-inch mark. Engelberg-Titlis ski resort in Switzerland boasts an impressive 85-inch base, and France’s Alpe d’Huez has 75 inches. Switzerland’s Gstaad and Italy’s Cortina are also nearing 75 inches. French ski resort Val Thorens and Italy’s Val Gardena and Cervinia are hovering around 65 inches. One of Europe’s southern-most ski resorts, Andorra has also already received a surprising 70 inches of snow.
The 2014 ski season is turning out to be an exceptional one for Europe. To learn more about these world-class resorts, or book your ski vacation to Alps, call or chat with one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Travel Experts.
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