France, Italy & Switzerland To Get Frequent Storms
If you’re looking for places to travel to that has good ski and snowboarding conditions this winter, then the Alps in Europe should be high on your destinations list.
According to AccuWeather.com, heavy snow is predicted across France, Italy and Switzerland, providing excellent ski and snowboard conditions in the French Alps, the Italian Alps and the Swiss Alps.
“The high frequency of storms moving through the heart of Europe will favor above-normal snow in the Alps and a good season overall for skiers,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.
However, you might want to plan the trip for later in the season rather than the first part of it.
“While the storms will bring frequent snow to the Alps, milder-than-normal air may still result in some poor slope conditions during the first half of winter,” AccuWeather reports.
It also says that, unlike previous winters which featured slow-moving storm systems that brought several days of heavy rain to Italy and the Balkan Peninsula, storms will generally be fast-moving but moisture-loaded. This will result in numerous short-duration but heavy-precipitation events.
Moisture from the Mediterranean will fuel these storm systems and cause heavy rainfall and high-elevation snow in the Alps.