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Ok, so Europe is getting mugged so far with terrible conditions.  El Nino is suppose to favour cooler, snowier weather in Europe.  What's the deal??  Anybody want to venture a guess?  Looking at February 2016 trip to Austria...it's a family trip so not the end of the world if conditions are..sucky..but.. 

 

Cheers!  :D 

 

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post #2 of 14

MXF

 

2/1/2016 CORTINA in the Dolomites 2200m altitude.   NOT GOOD!

 

There is skiing and the pisteurs are doing a good job but things are pretty brown.

post #3 of 14

French Alps are snowing in right now, Switzerland and the western part of Austria too. From next week on, everything will be as it should be over there. THe southern part of the Alps (Piemonte, Aosta Valley, Lombardia, Dolomites) have to wait a bit longer I'm affraid. 

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a possible 2m ( 6.5') snow due in western alps over next 7 days , austria seeing good levels to , where are you planning on visiting in austria ??

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a possible 2m ( 6.5') snow due in western alps over next 7 days , austria seeing good levels to , where are you planning on visiting in austria ??


Kitz..  :cool

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kitzbuhel a bit low and east , so going to miss most of this coming weeks storm , and looks like warm temps will hit it hard later this week , but another cold front coming through in mid jan , that should bring a change a bit further east . have you considered to alberg region , st anton and lech are great resorts with great skiing and snow . also lech has just been linked with the resort of warth , which is officially the snowiest resort in the alps

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kitzbuhel a bit low and east , so going to miss most of this coming weeks storm , and looks like warm temps will hit it hard later this week , but another cold front coming through in mid jan , that should bring a change a bit further east . have you considered to alberg region , st anton and lech are great resorts with great skiing and snow . also lech has just been linked with the resort of warth , which is officially the snowiest resort in the alps


I have family about 40 mins from Kitz..and I'm not really wanting to travel and stay.  So we'll tough it out in the event we go.  Ah well. 

post #8 of 14


theres worse place to rough it :) kitzbuhel is a beautiful place with a rich alpine history so I'm sure you'll have a great time whatever the weather

 

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2817073#2817073

 

heres a useful  link for some info and snow reports


Edited by scblurlt - 1/3/16 at 2:11pm
post #9 of 14
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Thanks! Yeah we'll deal with it whatever it is. It's primarily a family visit so the skiing is secondary. No worries.
post #10 of 14

For on course skiing you are fine until now already. Pretty much every single Austrian ski place have things done pretty good with man made snow. For offpiste, we will need to wait a bit more more, as there's 0-10cm of snow currently... even high up to 3000m above sea level. But it's starting to change this week, and there's some snow promising.

post #11 of 14

I'm sweating a mid-March trip to the Dolomites, but I figure that in the next two+ months, they have to pick up some snow. It is very grim right now.

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Meanwhile: this morning in Tignes, Fance. Trying to get the snowpark open this weekend...

 

post #13 of 14

France and Switzerland have had quite a bit of snow the past week. THe upcoming days, the rest of the Alps will finally be white too:

 

post #14 of 14
The problem with getting so much snow is that the ski areas can only open a small amount of terrain. I'm in Verbier at the moment. Mt. Fort has been closed the whole week, as have been the connections with the rest of the 4 Valleys.

It snowed almost non-stop since at least Saturday morning to yesterday afternoon. Then it started up again this morning. The snow has been great, but I've been riding mostly the same lifts over and over for the last few days.
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