The first significant snowfall for three weeks for most of the Alps has been freshening up ski slopes across the region over the past 24 hours.
Up to 35cm (14 inches) of fresh snow has been reported falling since yesterday, with the biggest accumulations so far in parts of Austria and Switzerland, although there’s also fresh cover on the slopes of France and in parts of Italy.
Ski resorts posting the biggest snowfalls include the Dachstein Glacier and Galtur in Austria and Villars and Samnaun in Switzerland, all have reported 20-35cm of snowfall since Friday.
Most areas have clear skies now, so people are out enjoying the fresh snow and there shouldn’t be many snow-related issues with transfers on the main holiday change-over day in the Alps.
More snowfall is expected in many areas through next week.
Pictured top: St Gervais in the French Alps this morning.