Snow depths in the Alps deepest in years – More snow on the way

Another meter (more than 3 ft) of snow forecast for Easter.

Snow depths in the Alps are currently at the deepest they’ve been for many years at some resorts.  Avoriaz already has the deepest snow base in France at 4.8 metres (16 feet), whilst Engelberg in Switzerland has the deepest snow base in the world at 6.6 metres (22 feet).

It’s unusual for bases to continue to build after mid-March as usually the snow starts to thaw faster than new snow can fall, however this year it seems likely that bases will continue to grow in to April.

Avoriaz says it expects 65cm of snow by Friday and nearly a metre by this time next week.

Another Metre of Snow For Easter in the Alps?

https://www.inthesnow.com/another-metre-of-snow-for-easter-in-the-alps/embed/#?secret=j8om7cTE2v

Thanks to Don Brown for this link

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March 29, 2018 at 06:22PM

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