Experts confirm Swiss winter broke records for snowfall
Highest January snowfall in 70 years at some ski resorts.
Record snowfall, avalanches and horror storms were all part of the picture from December right up to the end of April.
The Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF/WSL said on Thursday that overall it had been one of the longest and whitest winters for 30 years at elevations above 1,500 metres.
In November, December and January it snowed intensively. From the end of December until the end of January between 2.5 and five metres of snow fell at locations above 2,000 metres.
Most snow fell in the canton of Valais with the ski resorts of Saas-Fee and Zermatt both recording their highest snowfall for 70 years in January.
The extreme weather resulted in Zermatt and several other villages being cut off from the outside world for days on end.
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May 7, 2018 at 05:45AM