It's safe to say Europe had a bad winter. It started poorly, progressed to heinous, and then ended up with a couple of late storms which brought totals close to average for the season. However, high winds and poor base conditions left powder days severely limited. Fast forward to May, however, and it's nuking. With resorts across Switzerland receiving 35-80cm of fresh at higher altitudes and snow falling heavily across much of the Alps.
The only catch? Well, all the lifts are closed for the season. To be fair, not quite all. Get yourselves to Zermatt, Crans Montana, Kitzsteinhorn, and Stubai, to name a few and you can enjoy this late-season flurry but for most ticket holders, you're shit out of luck. You spent the whole winter praying for it but now you're going to have to walk. Front a center of this latest dump is Alaia Parks at Crans Montana. You might think slushy park laps were at least guaranteed to be on the menu this year, but as always, the crew is spending most of their time digging out their features. The snow gods are fickle, that's for sure.