Snow chaos in the Alps

Jul 24, 2023 | Environmental, Nature, Videos

Austria is experiencing an unusual amount of snowfall, affecting skiers and homeowners alike. The country is accustomed to managing large levels of snow, but this winter has been particularly intense. The rooftops are now covered in snow leading to concerns they could collapse with rising temperatures. Soldiers, volunteers, and firefighters are joining forces in the most affected regions. Meanwhile, in Saalfelden, the Austrian army is using helicopters to locate unstable snowpacks that could trigger avalanches.
Despite the dangers, ski resorts like Saalbach-Hinterglemm are thriving. Mariel Müller and Marc Erath’s report uncovers the advantages and challenges of the abundance of snowfall. It also showcases the upbeat mood of holidaymakers enjoying the snow while it lasts.

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