A snow storm has rolled in over the Alps, dumping 50cm of powder on Austrian and Swiss resorts.

In the past 48 hours, 50cm of snow has fallen on Flumserberg; 40cm on the Hintertux; 30cm on Saas-Fee; 25cm on Galtur; 20cm on Obergurgl-Hochgurgl; 17cm on Kitzsteinhorn; 15cm on Kaunertal; 10cm on Obertauern (1740-2313m); 10cm on Sölden (1377-3250m), and 5cm on Pertisau.

Of the resorts which have benefited from fresh snow, many of them are Austrian glaciers already open for skiing.

The Kitzsteinhorn (3029m) has six lifts open and now has 89cm of snow. A day's ski pass is €31-€40 adults.

The Kaurnertal Glacier (3535m) has 30 kilometres of open pistes and 116cm of snow. A day's ski pass is €33-36.50.

The Hintertux Glacier (3250m) is currently the largest ski area open in the Alps: 12 out of its 21 lifts are operating and 44 kilometres of pistes are open. The glacier has a total snow depth of 155cm and a day's skiing is €42.

Sölden's two glaciers, Rettenbach and Tiefenbach (3000m), opened Oct. 2. Currently, there is 106cm of fresh snow and four out of 10 lifts are running, offering access to 22 kilometres of terrain. Both glaciers are connected to each other by the scenic 1.7-kilometre-long Rosi Mittermeier Road Tunnel. A day's ski pass is €35-€43.50.

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