From Val d’Isere to St Anton am Arlberg, the snow continues to fall across the alps. With all that snow, Verbier, Courchevel, and Alpe d’Huez plan to commence mountain operations for the 2016-2017 this weekend!
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From what we gather, Verbier, Courchevel, and Alpe d’Huez will offer weekend skiing only until they open full-time in late November/early December.
Skiing @Courchevel is free of charge on Friday with over a foot of snow expected (*bring chains)!
If resort skiing is out of your grasp, backcountry skiers and riders will have a good window for skiing on Saturday and Sunday as the skies begin to clear and before warm temps spoil the fresh snow.
[Alps Snow Forecast]
The hardest snowfalls are expected to impact the northern alps of France with Chamonix projected to pull down a whopping 42″ over the next 3 days. Other areas of note include western Italy, western Switzerland, and parts of Austria.
Find in-depth forecasts for the alps here: WePowder.com
However, temps are forecasted to rise on Sunday evening, leaving behind a sloppy mess this upcoming week. So with that in mind, go nab some fresh turns before it all melts.
Forecasted Storm Totals (France)
- Chamonix – 42″
- Courmayeur – 33″
- Espace Killy – 30″
- Alpe d’Huez – 27″
- Paradiski – 27″