It's been a long wait, but the snow is finally here, and in abundance: a metre of powder has fallen in The Alps over the last two days.
What's more, the snow isn't showing any signs of stopping - in fact it's forecast to continue until the end of the week.
So where is the snow? Well ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria have recorded the heaviest dumps so far, but snow reports indicate France will receive heavier snowfalls by the end of the week.
48-hour snow report:
For a full list see OnTheSnow's "48-hour snowfall"
Open (or partially open) ski resorts in Europe:
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