Winter has arrived early! Snow clouds moved in over the Austrian Alps blanketing ski slopes in up to 80cm of powder in the last 24 hours.

All of Austria's glacial resorts are open for skiing and are benefitting from the snow. Within the last 24 hours, the Kaunertaler Glacier has gained 80cm; the Pitztaler Glacier and Solden 60cm; Stubai Glacier 55cm; the Molltaler Glacier 40cm; Dachstein Glacier and Hintertuxer Glacier 20-25cm; and Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn 10cm.

Most noteworthy however is the non-glacial resort of Obergurgl. Obergurgl has received 60cm of fresh powder in the last 24 hours, just two weeks before opening (opens Nov. 15). The ski resort now has a total of 80cm of snow on the slopes and 40cm of snow at the base of the mountain.

Obergurgl is always one of the first ski areas that doesn’t rely on a glacier to open each winter, thanks to its high base and very high slopes above – it can usually offer top-to-bottom skiing from mid-November. The ski resort is celebrating its opening this year with a fun-packed 11 days of live music, family activities and reduced ski passes. Reduced ski pass rates are valid Nov. 15-25 where all adults pay senior rates.

Check out all of Austria's recent snowfall pictures below . . .