A huge storm named ‘Andrea’ swept through the Alps last night bringing high winds and more heavy snow to French ski resorts.

Roads were closed to popular resorts such as Tignes, Val D’Isere due to the dangerous conditions and avalanche risks. The Swiss resort of Zermatt was cut-off when a metre of snow fell in less than 24 hours left roads and the railway inaccessible.

In Val D’Isere last night it was reported that a 9pm curfew was set across the resort with bars and restaurants being told to close down due to the dangerous weather conditions.

However, in the lower resorts such as Morzine, St Gervais and Les Gets, the weather was less severe, and they enjoyed another huge dump of snow bringing yet another powder day to a season that is the snowiest in decades.

The storm is now heading East, with 120mph winds and more heavy snow reported to be on the way in the Jungfrau region with its resorts Wengen, Grindelwald and Murren in Switzerland and over a metre of snow forecasted for some Swiss resorts over the weekend.

All this snow means one thing for those heading out to their ski holidays over the next few weeks - they're likely to be enjoying the best skiing conditions the Alps have seen in a very long time.

if you are heading to the Alps this weekend, please keep an eye on the local weather and travel reports.

 

Posted by Phillipa Holmes on Friday 06 Jan 2012

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