Because of the crazy weather in the Alps at the moment, we've decided to send you live updates throughout the day. Until the storm settles you can find all the information here. And your help is more than welcome. Post you pictures, live reports, links, powdersprays and everything else you think is relevant in the comments of this article. This will give you a good overview of the dump and we're helping the riders that are on their way to the Alps with relevant information. Thanks!
Update from 22/10 15.34. Spot the most snow on the webcams
Things are speeding up right now. The webcams show lots of snow on some places. Have you seen a great webcam? Share the link with us!
Update from 22/10 15.16. Northern Stau and Southern Föhn
The north stau is up and running and causes it to snow till deep into the Steiermark region. In the southern Alps on the other hand it's sunny and windy as hell. The image below clearly shows the difference!
Update from 22/10 13.07 Snow in the north, sun in the south
It's sunny and dry at the Weissensee, but it's snowing in the Kleinwalsertal. That big are the differences at the moment.
Update from 22/10 12.45. Snow line dropping!
The snow line is dropping rapidly and it's at 1200 meters in Gerlos at the moment. I expect the snow line to drop the next 12 hours to around 500 meters (in some locations).
Update from 22/10 11.15. Gusts of wind up to 150 km/h on the peaks
Gusts of wind of up to 150 km/h are measured on several peaks. That's a lot of wind, but ont a records. In October 2003 a whopping 233 km/h was measured.
Update from 22/10 10.38 Gusts of wind up to 122 km/h in the valleys
Gonzalo is kicking in! Force 12 and higher is measures in the valleys.Innsbruck (Tirol, 580m): 122 km/h
Mönichkirchen (NÖ, 1001m): 107 km/h
Kremsmünster (OÖ, 389m): 105 km/h
St. Pölten (NÖ, 273m): 104 km/h
Kollerschlag (OÖ, 713m): 104 km/h
Update from 22/10 9.38 snowfall is moving east
The biggest dump for Tirol and the Salzburgerland is still to come. The front is moving east today. It will snow heavily today and tomorrow. Bluebird and fresh powder on Friday. It's a GO! Check out the snow maps here.
Update from 22/10 9.38 Glacier of Kaprun closed
The glacier of Kaprun (Kitzsteinhorn) is closed because of the wind. It's expected not to open today.
Update van 22/10 9.18 Heavy winds south of the Alps
If they didn't groom the slopes in the Engadin last week, all the snow would have been blown away by now. Check out the difference between today and last week..
Update of 22/10 8.59 Snow in Airolo en Zermatt
The front is that powerful that it's even snowing in Airolo, south of the Gotthard tunnel. They even got some snow in Zermatt (the village, not that mountain in Zermatt we can't remember the name of ;) ). The wind on the peaks however is strong and blows away all the snow. The live webcam images from the Rothorn say it all.
Update of 22/10 8.46 Up to 40 centimeters of freshies in Switzerland
The most snow came down in the Swiss Gotthard region and the Glanerland since last night. The wheater stations are showing 38 centimeters of freshies. Even in Airolo (south of the main alpine ridge) around 14 centimeters came down at 900 meter altitude (source: SLF).
Update of 22/10 7.59 First snow in Voralberg
The first snow of the season came down deep into the valleys of Vorarlberg. Lech is turning white and it will continue to snow all day.
Update from 22/10 6.47 Power outage in Salzburgerland
In large parts of the Salzburgerland there was a power outage around 22:35 on Tuesday night. Hail, intense rain and lightning combined with the storm made sure this was a night to remember. The power was up again around midnight.
Update from 22/10 6.31 uur
Some weatherman say it's going to be a cold winter, but the snow that comes down in the Alps at the moment will only make it to ski season in the higher alpine. Simply because it's still too warm. The maps are showing a rise of temperature for the weekend. But you never know what the impact of all that snowfall will be on the snowmaps.
Update from 22/10 5.45 uur
Nothing as nice as a good dump! And snow will come down in the Alps today. Meteoalarm turned yellow, orange and red the last 24 hours and the Austrian weather service ZAMG opened their weather model INCA for everybody because of this situation.
The second avalanche bulletin of the season was published. Warnings for heavy wind and lots of snow. Especially in the eastern regions the avalanche danger is three (but a thick three), because of 100 centimeters of snowfall. Around 30-60 centimeters of snow are expected for Austria and Switzerland (locally even 100 centimeters and more).