It's been a long wait, but the snow is finally here, and in abundance: a metre of powder has fallen in The Alps over the last two days.
What's more, the snow isn't showing any signs of stopping - in fact it's forecast to continue until the end of the week.
So where is the snow? Well ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria have recorded the heaviest dumps so far, but snow reports indicate France will receive heavier snowfalls by the end of the week.
48-hour snow report:
100cm in Warth-Schrocken, Fiesch and Anzere
90cm in Thyon 2000, Nendaz and Flumserberg
80cm in Flims, Laax and Crans Montana
70cm in Leukerbad, Elm and St. Anton am Arlberg
60cm in Saas-Fee and Andermatt
40cm in Val Thorens, La Plagne, Samnaun
30cm in Val d'Isere, Davos, Klosters, Leysin and Ischgl
20cm in Obertauern, Soll, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Gstaad, Tignes
15cm in Meribel, Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
For a full list see OnTheSnow's "48-hour snowfall"
Open (or partially open) ski resorts in Europe:
France: Val d'Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens and Courchevel
Austria: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Ischgl, Solden, Obertauern, Serfaus Fiss Ladis and Schladming
Switzerland: Davos-Klosters, Arosa, Andermatt, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Verbier, Engelberg, Grindelwald, Wengen and Samnaun
Italy: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Val Senales, Solda, Kronplatz, Madonna di Campiglio, Livigno, Bormio, Alta Badia, Val Gardena and Courmayeur
Spain: Sierra Nevada, Cerler
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