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Too Much Snow in Austria

J2SkiNews posted Feb-2014



(A chairlift is nearly buried at Bad Kleinkirchheim this afternoon - a week ago there was limited snow cover at the resort)

What a difference a week makes. Less than seven days after there were doubts that the Hahnenkamm might be staged with too little snow and too warm temperatures following near drought conditions for two months, there have been huge snowfalls in Austria over the past 48 hours.

The snow is reported to be still falling and in parts of the country the government is advising people to stay indoors if possible and not to travel with many roads closed.

The south of Austria (Carinthia) extending in to Italy's South Tyrol is the most heavily affected with reports of up to 1.5 metres of snow in 48 hours, the snow is still falling.

Austrian television is claiming this is the "100-year snowfall," the largest single snow storm since 1917.

Where ski areas are able to open, the avalanche risk on slopes that have not been made safe and in off piste areas is reported to be, "off-the-scale."

The snowfall is causing serious travel problems for those who have to travel, even in the south heading down to the Adriatic coasty roads between Cortina and Venice airport are closed.

Across the Atlantic Colorado has also been reporting significant snowfalls with up to 80cm of powder reported in the last 48 hours by some resorts, Aspen Snowmass has especially deep fresh snow.


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Edited 1 time. Last update at 01-Feb-2014

Tony_H
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

2 things I'd like to note here:

1- typical 2 weeks after I was in Austria they get great snowfall

2- the j2 holiday started today with travel from Verona up into the Brent's Dolomites, I hope they haven't been adversely affected?
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Boardbiker
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

Tony - we couldn't get to Arabba on sat, been in corvara since 'hoping' the pass open to travel up later today...
Having snow is necessity to ski but by heck ... There's more than enough now !
Not ALL boarders sit in the middle of pistes.....

Tony_H
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

boardbiker wrote:Tony - we couldn't get to Arabba on sat, been in corvara since 'hoping' the pass open to travel up later today...
Having snow is necessity to ski but by heck ... There's more than enough now !


Wow, thats amazing. Hope you get on the snow asap
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Boardbiker
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

Oh we are out on the pistes in Corvara but can't get to Arabba ... Just been told pass closed by the police again, so another night in Corvara - it's still snowing !!!
They were raising safety netting today by 8 to 10 feet.... No joke!
Fantastic powder !!!
Not ALL boarders sit in the middle of pistes.....

J2SkiNews
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

I get sent 'powder alerts' whenever any resort in the world gets more than 20cm of snow - so more than 500 emails in my in box each day at the weekend (Yipee!). I did notice Arabba had 'unbelievable' figures, I think they said 1.5m in 24 hours on one day and 2 metres in 24 hours the next. Sounds a bit too phenomenal to be true but would explain the closed pass!
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SwingBeep
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

Luca Zaia, the President of the Veneto region has declared a state of emergency. There have been lots if avalanches, one has virtually destroyed a ski lift on the Marmolada. Some places are still cut off, lots of people are without electricity and roofs have collapsed under the weight of snow. Temperatures have risen considerably since the weekend, so major flooding is expected.

The depth of snow on the Col dei Baldi (1900m) between Zoldo and Alleghe has reached 361 cm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/204508239/La-neve-al-suolo-4-febbraio

Lots more information and some very spectacular photos in the local paper http://corrierealpi.gelocal.it/

Flat country skier
reply to 'Too Much Snow in Austria'
posted Feb-2014

Sounds like Arabba's not having easy times this season, they had a massive storm just after the Xmas with trees down and no electricity, we were there for the New Year's week and the snow cover was good already then.The local people there are working really hard to keep the resorts open but of course the nature wins now and again.

Topic last updated on 04-February-2014 at 22:14

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