Some unofficial figures claim the decline could have been as bad as 40 percent in some places. Most agree snowfall figures were the worst for about 20 years. The Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain with Andorra sandwiched in between, saw little natural snowfall until shortly before Easter. Temperatures did stay low for much of the winter, however, and the principality's investment in snowmaking paid off with most ski areas able to keep at least half of their runs open all winter – albeit with a sometimes thin base, on generally easy (flatter) runs and sometimes across otherwise brown mountainsides. Andorra is set to come back fighting with a heavy marketing plan for 2007-8. A good early snowfall would be the ideal answer and calm nerves.