It's been snowing from time to time in the Alps since the beginnig of September. Unfortunately, it's only September, which means the sun is still too high in the sky and the radiation is too strong. As a result, most of the snow will melt again, but it's good news for the glaciers. The snow will stick around on the glaciers, thanks to the cold layer of ice, and it will form the first signs of a base for this winter. That's necessary, because the glaciers looked gray after a warm summer. This also resulted in lots of crevasses, which are always a problem, especially in the beginning of the season. Once they're covered with a thin layer of snow it doesn't mean the snow bridges are strong enough to carry the weight of a single skier or snowboarder. Please keep that in mind the next couple of months. For now, just enjoy some white images from the Alps.
Fresh snow today, from west to east.