Snow and Avalanche (118)
Snow report, 26th Jan 2016
Risk 2 across the Northern Alps with a snowpack that is relatively stable thanks to warm, clear weather giving some refreeze and high level rain at the weekend.
Narrow escape for Swiss snowboarder
Swiss pro snowboarder Kevin Bantli had a narrow escape on the Weisshorn near Arosa on Sunday when he triggered a large avalanche.
Snowfall 17th January 2016
We've gone from famine to feast over the last couple of weeks in the French mountains.
Weather Report 13th January 2016
Conditions have improved a lot at altitude over the last couple of weeks but there is still a lack of snow below 1500 meters.
Impressive powder avalanche at Bessans
This impressive avalanche was filmed by holiday maker Frédérick Douzet in the village of Bessans in the French Haute-Maurienne during the afternoon of Monday 11 Jan. There was no damage.
Well the weekend was a bit of a washout in many areas.
Where the recent snow has fallen
This image shows where the recent snow has fallen in the French Alps. It is taken from Meteo France figures from 1st Jan through to the predictions for Wednesday's dumpage.
Alps from Space
This is a great picture taken of the Alps by British astronaut Tim Peake on the 27th of December from the International Space Station. I've added a few towns so you can orientate yourself.
25th December Snow and Avalanche conditions
The big melt continues. The freezing level is around 3000 meters this week.
17th December 2015 Snow Conditions
Meteo France says that winters like the current one happen "every ten years or so" then goes on to observe "only they are getting much more frequent".
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