Must see picture: Big Chill in Switzerland

Big Chill

http://www.spiegel.de
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.

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Switzerland: lowest February temperatures for 30 years

Freezing temperatures disrupt transport

http://www.swissinfo.ch
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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Heavy August Snowfall in the European Alps

Up To 45cm Fresh August Snow In 24 Hours on Swiss Glaciers

http://www.skiinfo.com
22.08.10

…Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm (18 inches) of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm (two inches) yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m (5.3 foot) base with terrain park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on Skiinfo.com, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August…

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Fresh snow on four continents

Fresh snow on four continents

http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk
30 September 2009

– Fresh snow in Europe.
– Fresh snow in New Zealand as season winds down.
– Fresh snow in Australia leads some resorts to extend season.
– Fresh snow for Whistler as Olympic season draws near.
– Fresh snow in Chile and Argentina

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

http://wattsupwiththat.com
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

http://www.timesonline.co.uk
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.

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