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Ski slopes were open in France today for what is already being viewed as the most dismally cold summer in living memory. This after the coldest spring in 25 years.

‘We have hundreds of people here enjoying the snow – it’s just like the middle of January,’ said a spokesman for the ski station.

Slopes were originally shut at the end of the official season in April, but because there was so much snow left an ‘exceptional opening’ was announced.

Slopes running between 1600m and 2500m in altitude ‘have as much snow as there was in winter’, said Eric Charre, the director of Porte Pymorens.

‘From 2,100m upwards, everything is still pristine without any tracts of earth showing through at all,’ Charre added. ‘The snow is on average 70cm to 80cm thick and in some places there are still drifts of up to five metres (16.5 ft) deep’.

It has been the coldest Spring in France in more than 25 years in some parts of France, meaning snow which should have melted weeks ago is still in place.

Stations across the Pyrenees had to shut down at one point during the winter because there was too much snow.

Exposing the global warming con job.

Full Story:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334756/Skiers-slopes-Pyrenees-June-time-mountain-bosses-say-just-like-middle-January.html

Thanks to Aubrey Smyth for this link

 

12 Responses to First time ever skiing in the Pyrenees in June – ‘It’s just like the middle of January’

  1. Melody Harpole says:

    This is how glaciers, and ice ages are started.

    • George says:

      Exactly so; I’m just reading about the last L.I.A. and many glaciers (globally) formed or grew during this period.

  2. Emmanuel ROBERT says:

    I live in Toulouse, France.
    It is true for the central and the western parts of the Pyrénées – it is not true for the eastern part where snow has melted down recently.
    But, snow accumulation is just unbelievable in some parts of the mountains : STILL 3 mètres (12 ft) of snow in Lac D’Ardiden – 2450 meters high.
    It means that I am ready to go for a walk in the snow in JULY. It will be the Fist time ever.

  3. Rhys Jaggar says:

    Another four months before you’d expect the first significant snowfall of next winter. I’d doubt that anything other than the odd gully with the deepest drifts will last that long.

    New glaciers will start above 3000m in the Pyrenees before you get anything lower down. Above 3500m in the Alps.

    Tell me when two winters pass without the snow melting and I’ll take an ‘ice age’ seriously.

    • Robert says:

      Rhys, I don’t think you’ll take an ice age seriously until polar bears are roaming the outskirts of London, as they did during the last ice age.

  4. eco-geek says:

    I wish I had taken up skiing when I was young. In a few years time skis and snowshoes are going to be standard outdoors winter wear in the UK…

  5. Argiris Diamantis says:

    Snow Reports and Snow Forecasts for France. Covering the period from Thursday 13th June 2013 to Thursday 20th June 2013.
    The French Ski Resorts with the deepest snow and best skiing conditions – according to our latest Snow Reports.
    http://www.j2ski.com/snow_forecast/France/

  6. Heatblizzard says:

    Right now it’s limited to high elevations but eventually low elevations will be impacted too over the next decade while the lamestream media cries *Wolf*

  7. Anthony S says:

    Meanwhile, the NE US is experiencing an unusual winter type nor’easter today.

    http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/blues/2013/06/12/19805-june-noreaster-coming

  8. jeannot says:

    there is 3 meters of snow above 2400m in Pyrennées

    http://www.infoclimat.fr/photolive-photos-meteo-161128-massif-du-grand-barbat-2813-m.html

    this picture showes snowy pyrénnées June 12th.

    • Robert says:

      Oh, m’God! What an absolutely stunning photo! Wish I could post it. (Copyright issues, you know.)

  9. Gilles says:

    That is in the Pyrenees, in the Alps, the ISERAN pass (2 700 m) opening has been postponed. There is still 7 m snow on the last kilometers of the road.
    http://www.ledauphinelibere.fr/savoie/2013/06/13/le-col-de-l-iseran-n-ouvrira-pas-vendredi-comme-prevu


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