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VIDEO: Winter has come incredibly early to this French resort

Snow blasts Val Thorens in the first weekend of September.
Snow blasts Val Thorens in the first weekend of September.

This video shows the wintry scenes which hit a resort in the French Alps this weekend.

As the first weekend of September arrived, heralding the end of the meteorological summer, the town of Val Thorens was hit by a huge flurry of snow.

So… it snowed this weekend! 😲❄️❄️❄️#MondayMotivation

Posted by Crystal Ski Holidays on Monday, 4 September 2017

The unseasonable weather hit the ski resort on Saturday and was followed by a day of glorious sunshine.

The footage and photographs of the snowfall were posted to the official Val Thorens Facebook page.

[Live] The most beautiful thing after a beautiful snowfall: the return of the sun! ☀️❄️😍

Posted by Val Thorens on Sunday, 3 September 2017

The tourist hot spot in the Tarentaise Valley forms part of the Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world.

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