Austria is covered in snow, and it just won't stop. Starting slowly at first, the current snow masses more than make up for any lack of powder at the beginning of the season. The Northern Alps are deep in snow. Numerous resorts have been completely cut off from the outside world, with extemely high danger of avalanches in most of them. Others have turned into a perfect winter wonderland. Zillertal Arena is one of the resorts that boast amazing amounts of snow.
At Obergurgl, even the horses are having trouble making their way through the snow.
A winter dream at Hochzeiger Pitztal resort! The next few days are expected to bring another 80cm (2.6 ft) of fresh snow.
Rooftops covered in snow may look picturesque, but several feet of snow also involve danger. In some places, like at our ski resort of the month, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental, the snow had to be shovelled off to protect roofs from collapsing.
At Kitzbühel, the snow has turned the woods into a beautiful winter wonderland.
Not even the heavy snowfalls could stop the participants of Planai Classic 2019 from driving their antique cars to Planai.
At Schladming, the snowy outdoors invite its guests for winter hikes.
Zauchenseeis another ski resort boasting gread masses of fresh snow.
At Lake Körber in Warth-Schröcken, the snowfalls of the past few days were mingled with the odd rays of sunshine.
At Wendelstein, snow is so high the door from the rack railway station to the deck of Wendelsteinhaus is completely blocked.
Even down in the valley of Lech Zürs we already have 140cm (4.5 ft) of snow. Another 135cm (4.4 ft) are expected by Friday.
Several valleys in Austria are marooned due to heavy snowfalls. Several parts of the country have issued avalanche warnings. Hence, you should not go into the backcountry on skiing or hiking tours! Skiers should absolutely stay on the groomed slopes!