By Eloise Horsfield
HEAVY snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada today – which can mean only one thing.
It’s time to get in the car and get up those ski slopes.
“I reckon there must have been at least 4cm of snow in the last hour and a half, and it’s still falling!” said Olive Press editor Jon Clarke from Pradollano in the Sierra Nevada this afternoon.
In other European resorts such as the Alps and Pyrenees, however, the picture is not looking quite so white – with rain and cloud dominating.
Indeed, a headline in the Daily Mail yesterday said it all.
Under the heading ‘Val D’Isaster’ they reported how several of the skiing World Cup events due to be held in the Alps have had to be cancelled because of the ‘balmy autumn’ we have had, adding that the ski season might end up being ‘catastrophic’ because of warm weather.
“It’s really beautiful here in the Sierra Nevada today, and great for anyone skiing this weekend,” said Jon.
“Although to be honest it’s touch and go whether you’d be able to get up here without chains!” he added.
Next week’s Tuesday and Thursday bank holidays will mean many Spaniards will choose to make the most of two potential puentes, or long weekends – by taking Monday or Friday off.
Those who choose to spend those weekends skiing will not be disappointed.
And the icing on the cake is that, while heavy snow has coated the mountains today, the outlook for the weekend is looking clear and sunny – meaning the views across the Mediterranean are bound to be spectacular.
Who knows, you might even be able to see across to Africa.