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US NewsFirst snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way

09:10  11 september  2019
09:10  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Alpine ski resorts have reported the first blankets of fresh snow as ski season begins. Stubaier Gletscher in Austria will be opening about a week earlier “We are happy for the snowfall in autumn, because, usually, after that, the weather changes and we have got beautiful conditions: sunny, warm

Alpine ski resorts have reported their first blankets of fresh snow this month. Stubaier Gletscher in Austria will be opening about a week earlier than usual. Stubai Glacier ski area in Austria, one of many resorts across the Alps that has seen unusually early snowfall in the early days of September .

First snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way © Provided by The Press Association (Tourism Office Val Thorens/PA)

Alpine ski resorts have reported the first blankets of fresh snow as ski season begins.

Stubaier Gletscher in Austria will be opening about a week earlier than in recent years due to the September snowfall, although the weather is not rare for the time of year.

First snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way © PA Handout photo issued by SkiStart of snow in the Stubai Glacier ski area in Austria, one of many resorts across the Alps that has seen unusually early snowfall in the early days of September.

A Met Office spokesman said: “There is some snow in the Alps. Although it’s not necessarily unheard of for this time of year, it is earlier than we’ve seen in the last few years.”

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The ski season is a month shorter than it was four decades ago because of changing snowfall patterns. The Jungfrau ski region, around the resort villages of Wengen and Grindelwald, suffered a 25 percent drop in visits from Forecasts also show that further storms are on the way in coming days.

The season 's first snow in the Midwest typically occurs in October along the northern tier of states, from northern Michigan to the western Dakotas. September snow is considered average in the Washington Cascades, the Bitterroots and highest peaks of Colorado.

First snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way © Provided by The Press Association Stubai Glacier in the Austrian Alps (Christoph Hofer/Stubaier Gletscher/PA)

Markus Valentini, owner and manager of Utia de Bioch Hut in Alta Badia, Italy, said: “Every year we have a snowfall in September, last year it came on 26 August, where we had 30cm of fresh powder snow.

“The view was fantastic and we had a full restaurant, because everyone climbed up the mountain to see the snow and to take pictures and to post it on the socials.

“We are happy for the snowfall in autumn, because, usually, after that, the weather changes and we have got beautiful conditions: sunny, warm during the day, clear sky, fantastic views.”

First snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way © Provided by The Press Association Stubai Glacier in the Austrian Alps (S Gietl/Stubaier Gletscher/PA)

A spokesman for Meteo France said: “Currently, in the Alps (Isere and Savoie in particular), the measurements that we took gave between 5cm and 10cm of snow, on average, above 1,600m.

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Ski resorts in the French Alps are suffering a terrible start to the season . Snow is literally thin on It will mean there is a limited amount of skiing on some higher slopes for the first time this winter, but Instead, they are glued to the snow reports on the Ski Club Of Great Britain's website as they face

Climate Change Is Killing Alpine Skiing as We Know It. Lower-altitude resorts may be left almost bare by the At the northern edge of the Alps , ski runs near the foot of Germany’s highest mountain snake down That source of income is under genuine threat. Climate change is expected to cost Austrian

First snowfall in September as Alps skiing season gets under way © PA Handout photo issued by SkiStart of snow in the Stubai Glacier ski area in Austria, one of many resorts across the Alps that has seen unusually early snowfall in the early days of September. “There was snowfall between Sunday 8 and Monday 9 September. These records are not exceptional for a month of September.

“In the next 15 days, by the end of September, the weather will not favour any new snowfall.

“Our seasonal forecasts predict a rather ‘warm’ season, which means, in theory, that there will be no early snow.”

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