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Alpe d'Huez Dump Alert - 27th February 2020

As predicted heavy snowfall has arrived

Featured in: | Rob Wood, Alpe d'Huez Reporter | Published
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Cloud cover built gradually on Tuesday, February 25th, and snow finally started falling, as forecast, at around 15:00. The snow continued to fall, although not heavily. Around 12-15cm had accumulated at resort level (1850m) by Wednesday morning, with around 20cm up on the higher slopes (+3000m).

Wednesday saw intermittent snow through the morning before it started snowing in earnest in the afternoon.  A further 30cm has fallen at resort level and hopefully a further 15cm will follow through the course of today.

The snow has been accompanied by very strong winds that have caused lots of lift disruptions for the last couple of days. Last night's torchlit descent and ski show on the Signal piste was cancelled and rearranged for Friday evening as a consequence.

The winds are due to drop off throughout today and tomorrow looks like being a real bluebird day before some more snow on Saturday into Sunday, when a further 20cm in the forecast. Avalanche risk has obviously increased after the fresh snow to 3/5 and the wind will no doubt have formed some slabs, so stay safe for the next day or so while the pisteurs secure the area.

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Our Alpe d'Huez reporter, Rob, spends his winters in the mountains and his summers on Broadsands Beach (South Devon, UK) where he runs a watersports company. If you want to go kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding check out his website.