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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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The Met Office said that while snow is not unheard of in September , it has appeared earlier than in the last few years.

It's only Septembrrrrr: Ski season gets underway early with unseasonal snowfall across the Alpine ski resorts have reported their first blankets of fresh snow this month Snow in the Alps is 'earlier than we've seen in the last few years', says Met Office 'There was snowfall between Sunday 8 and Monday 9 September . These records are not

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 prospects of a good European ski season heighted after Alpine ski resorts opened up to a month early on Friday after the best November snowfall for 20 Resorts such as Verbier, Courchevel and Alpe d'Huez in the northern Alps laid on festivities to welcome tourists for what they said would be an

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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 stayed open late and a few ski resorts even re-opened their slopes after another late- season snowfall in May, and the glaciers October heralds the very first big snowfalls and the early signs of winter in the Alps . Average temperatures in the valley drop to below 10°C, while the

snow conditions, but with access to such a gigantic ski area and the Les Grands Montets, chances are you will easily find your way to some superb early season skiing . Always fun for newbies to pronounce, this Austrian mecca to early seasons skiing never fails to kick off the winter in style .

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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