Winter Storm 'Eleanor' Smashes Into The Alps, Up To 100" Forecasted For Zermatt

Winter Storm 'Eleanor' Smashes Into The Alps, Up To 100" Forecasted For Zermatt

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Winter Storm 'Eleanor' Smashes Into The Alps, Up To 100" Forecasted For Zermatt

Sorry folks, ski area is closed today… | Photo: Alpe d’Huez | Cover Photo: Avoriaz1800

Snowfall of the epic variety is smashing into the alps with up to 100″ forecasted for the higher elevations of Zermatt/Cervinia/Saas Fee reports wePowder.com.

Related: Snow Returns To The West Friday| East Coast Remains Very Active [Powderchasers]

The storm, nicknamed Eleanor,” will last through Friday in the French Alps according to MeteoFrance.com. The eastern alps will see HUGE snow totals before a short break on Saturday. Bonus– that break will be followed on Monday by MORE SNOW in Austria and Switzerland.

The jetstream currently delivering massive amounts of moisture to central Europe | Image: netweather.tv

  • 100+ inches forecasted for Zermatt, CH
  • Between 40-90″ above 6,500′ for French + Austrian Alps
  • Italian alps should see between 30-80″
  • Multiple roadways closed for avalanche mitigation
  • Valmorel, Alpe d’Huez, Avoriaz WERE CLOSED TODAY!

The Good: Plenty of freshies above that snow line with the high alpine getting absolutely plastered.

The Bad: Much of the snow will be relegated to higher elevations as a warn, Föhn wind pushs snow levels up as the storm progresses.

Find the entire wePowder forecast here: Shifting temperatures that end with a retour d’est?

 

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