Heavy snow has finally fallen in the Pyrenees, improving conditions and opening ski stations.

While snowstorms raged snow across the Alps in December, many ski resorts in the Pyrenees were struggling to keep a limited number of runs open due to the lack of snow.

Resorts in Andorra, Spain, and the French Pyrenees have all welcomed fresh snow over New Year.

The greatest snowfalls in Andorra over the past week has been in Pal-Arinsal with up to 35cm. The resort now has powder conditions with 90cm on upper slopes and 45cm on lower slopes.

Other Andorran resorts also have seen white: Pas de la Casa has 60cm/40cm; Soldeu 55cm/40cm; Pal Arinsal 90cm/45cm; and Ordino Arcalis 100cm/70cm.

More snow is forecast for this week in Andorra, Pas de la Casa is expected to get another 9cm. Other Andorran resorts will receive a light dusting.

Formigal has some of the best snow in the Spain with 135cm/45cm and perfect powder conditions. Other Spanish resorts with powder snow include Baqueira Beret 70cm/40cm; Boi Taull 200cm/50cm; Cerler 135cm/45cm; La Molina 45cm/35cm, and Panticosa 90cm/30cm.

French Pyrenean resorts have benefited too. Gavarnie now has 100cm/30cm; Cauterets 100cm/40cm; Piau Engaly 90cm/90c, and Peyragudes 50cm/35cm.

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