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Snow falls on the Alpes Maritimes

Snow on the summits of the mountains at Isola 2000.Snowflakes have fallen on the mountains of the Alpes Maritimes this weekend, weeks ahead of the opening of resorts for the winter season. Isola 2000 announced the news that the summit of its slopes had been graced by snow via its Facebook page while the soapbox race planned for this weekend at nearby Auron was suspended due to weather conditions.

Official dates for the region’s skiing season are yet to be announced, but the recent snowfall - early as it is - will be welcome news to many avid winter sports lovers who had a disappointing season in 2015/6. 

Temperatures are expected to be between five and seven degrees Celsius this Sunday night.