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The ski area is shut down due to high avalanche hazard. Serious avalanche hazard.
Heavy snowfall continues in the northern Alps today. The Météo France Arpege model forecast valid 0000 UTC (0100 Central European Time) Monday shows moist northwesterly flow impinging on the Alps with rainfall in the upstream lowlands and heavy snowfall in the northern Alps.
Equally remarkable to the snow totals in the northern Alps is how little snow there is in portions of the southern Alps, such as the Dolomites. The image below was taken this afternoon above the Val di Fiemme southwest of Balzano, Italy.
Will the Steenburgh effect put an end to this insanity? We will find out soon enough as we arrive in Innsbruck on Wednesday.