In Austria the resort of Loser Sandling Altausee has had some of the biggest snowfalls in Austria in the past week. Egon Hierzegger, director of Loser Mountain Railways commented. "During the past two days 40cm of new snow fell above 1500m. After the snowfalls ceased on Monday night the powder snow conditions - which I enjoyed myself when the lifts opened this morning - were excellent."
Loser has 120cm (four feet) of snow on upper slopes and 40cm (1.3 feet) on lower ones now. "All four chair lifts and the children's lift are open. But for the T-bars we need 1,5-2m of snow to prepare the trail", Hierzegger said.
The top snow depth in Austria is still on the glaciers with the Mölltaler glaciertscher reporting up to .1m (10.3 feet), the Kaunertal glacier 213cm (7.2 feet), the Hintertux glacier 205cm (6.8 feet) and the Pitztal glacier 200cm (6.6 feet).
Other resorts with snowfalls the past seven days include Sölden, Lech Zürs, Zauchensee and Eben with 14-25cm (6-10 inches) of new snow.
In Switzerland 11 resorts have a snow depth of two metres or more, including Saas Fee and St. Moritz. The past week brought at least 20cm (eight inches) of new snow to many resorts including Meiringen, Leukerbad and Lötschental. The latter has the greatest snow depth in the country (223 cm/7.4 feet) but Andermatt-Gotthard has almost the same amount of snow on upper slopes.
On Sunday and Monday Germany had a couple of powder alarms especially in the Bavarian Forest where Hohenbogen got 42cm (17 inches) of new snow in a week. "On the Arber, the highest mountain in the Bavarian Forest, we have about a metre of snow now", said Ulrike Eberl-Walter of Ostbayern Tourism. "All lifts are in operation and the cross-country trails are prepared." Hans Amann of Ski Lifts Sankt Englmar said: "We are especially happy to have so much new snow. The slopes that were already well-prepared got up to 40 cm of new snow - which stirred the skiers' and snowboarders' blood!" The biggest snow depth in Germany is still on the Zugspitze (180 cm) and at Oberstdorf-Nebelhorn (170 cm).