Must see picture: Big Chill in Switzerland

Big Chill
February 6, 2012

A woman walks along a frozen waterside promenade on Feb. 6, 2012 in Versoix, Switzerland, along the shore of Lake Geneva. It’s just one of many wintry scenes taking place across Europe as an intense cold spell continues, now having claimed nearly 300 lives. And the chilly weather looks set to continue: Temperatures are expected to remain well below zero in the coming days with more snow on the way.



Switzerland: lowest February temperatures for 30 years

Freezing temperatures disrupt transport
February 4, 2012

Temperatures dipped to below -20 in several locations in Switzerland on the night of Friday to Saturday, the coldest of the winter so far.

A number of locations in the north-east recorded their lowest February temperatures for 30 years.

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels
December 7, 2008

  • 20 year record snowfall in Dolomites enough to last all season
  • Some Swiss train services cancelled due to excess snow
  • Still more heavy snow in the Pyrenees
  • More snow for Scotland

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Winter resorts revel in white gold after best snowfall in decade

Winter resorts revel in white gold after best snowfall in decade
November 29, 2008

Ski resorts across Europe will open this weekend ahead of schedule after the biggest November snowfalls for at least a decade.

The exceptional conditions, including 60cm (23in) of snow on Alpine slopes and even more in the Pyrenees, has given a much needed boost to the ski industry after claims that global warming could devastate its multibillion-pound business.