– Ski resorts in the Alps could get up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) of snow (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):
Heavy snowfall in the Alps has continued for the past 36 hours, with reported accumulations already a meter (39 inches) deep in one case.
It’s the second major snowfall in as many weeks, raising expectations that some ski areas may open earlier than planned.
Around 20 glacier areas are already open in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland, with most areas reporting 20 – 60cm so far.
Some forecasts are calling for up to five metres (16.4 feet) of snow on some mountains in the next two days.
Although most of the snow is falling above 2000m, some resorts as low as 1500m are reporting heavy snow.