Ski slopes in the Swiss Alps faces shortage of snow

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Ski slopes in the Swiss Alps faces shortage of snow.
Ski slopes in the Swiss Alps faces shortage of snow. Photo by Andrew-Angelov

Patches of grass mud and rocks are visible across ski stations as unseasonably warm winter weather is causing trouble for ski slope operators 

An unusual warm weather has transformed the usually snow-covered landscape of the Swiss Alps in January into patches of grass, mud and rocks.

According to a report in the Associated Press, lack of snowfall is allowing grass to grow on hillsides across the region, as ski slope operators are concerned.  

Mecca´s of skiing and snowboarding including Innsbruck in Austria, Villars-sur-Ollon and Crans-Montana in Switzerland, and Germany’s Lenggries have a major shortage of snow, as temperatures continue to remain high due to climate change.  

The conditions across Europe are a complete contrast to the fridgid temperatures in the US.  

Meanwhile, Swiss state forecaster MeteoSuisse said that they recorded some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded during this time of the year.    

The recent shortage of snow is also creating problems for the region of Adelboden in Switzerland which hosts Ski World Cup races set to start on Saturday, January 7.  

This will be the 66th time that the Internationalen Adelbodner Skitage will take place. The events draw over 25,000 fans from across the world.

 


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