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Powder skiing A skier cruises down the Austrian Alps. Credit: Mattia Marzano

While Resorts in the Western US are blowing snow to open on time, many resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees are expecting huge snowstorms to bring feet of snow over the weekend.   So far fall snowstorms have broken records for snowfall in the Alps this season. Early December storms in the Alps as well the Pyrenees have many resorts expecting a couple of feet of snow over the weekend. Some areas expect as much as 40″ of snow, while others a foot or two. Here are some recent photos and expected snowfall from a handful of resorts:

Chamonix in the French Alps is expecting up to 46″ by Wednesday, according to

snowy Chamonix Looming Snowstorm Chamonix; image: @chamonixmtblanc on Instagram

Val d’Isere in the French Alps is expecting up to 25″ by Wednesday.

Val d’Isere snowy Snowy Val d’Isere; image: @valdisere on Instagram

Ischgl in the Austrian Alps is expecting 11″ on Sunday. Not as significant snowfall as other resorts in the region, but more than most in the Western US.

ischgl powder after snowstorm Fresh Tracks Ischgl; image: @michi_medi on Instagram

Pralognan La Vanoise in the French Alps is expecting up to 32″ from this storm by Wednesday.

snow covered pralognan la vanoise after snowstorm Pralognan La Vanoise After Storm; image: @pralognanlavanoise on instagram story 12/3/21

Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps is expecting up to 41″ by Wednesday from this storm. 

Les Diablerets snowstorm Snowy Les Diablerets; image: @diablerets on Instagram

Porte Puymorens in the French Pyrenees is forecasted to expect up to 16″ on Sunday. 

snowstorm Porte Puymorens Fresh Snow at Porte Puymorens; image: @porte_puymorens on Instagram

Guzet in the French Pyrenees is expecting 30″ by Monday beginning on Sunday. 

snowstorm in Guzet Snowy View From Guzet November 6 After Fall Storm image: @guzet_la_station on Instagram

Snowstorm in La Pierre Saint-Martin in the French Pyrenees is expecting up to 47″ by Monday, more than most in the Pyrenees region. 

snowy La pierre st Martin after snowstorm Freshly Groomed, La Pierre Saint-Martin; image: @lapierrestmartin on Instagram

Superbagneres in the French Pyrenees is expecting up to 27″ by Monday from the snowstorm. 

Superbagneres in a stormstorm Superbagneres Socked in Fall Storm; image: @luchonsuperbagneres on Instagram