Skiers Ride on Grass as Warm Weather Causes Snow Shortage in the Alps

A lack of snow forced skiers to ride on patches of wet grass in St. Jakob im Walde, Austria, on January 6.

WetterOnline reported on Thursday that sparse snow cover is a problem affecting resorts across the Alps, but especially acute at altitudes below 2,000 m in both Austria and Switzerland.

The lack of snow comes amid reports several European countries set January heat records this year.

Footage recorded by @moritz.teichert in shows skiers riding down wet grass between patches of snow in St. Jakob im Walde, Austria. Credit: @moritz.teichert via Storyful

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