Where is the snow in Europe and North America?

21st November 2012 | Patrick Thorne

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Zermatt's Matterhorn glacier paradise. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012 - ©Michael Portmann/Zermatt Tourismus

Zermatt's Matterhorn glacier paradise. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012
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Zermatt's Matterhorn glacier paradise. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012 - ©Michael Portmann/Zermatt Tourismus
Ski opening in Bormio, Nov 17, 2012 - ©Bormio

Ski opening in Bormio, Nov 17, 2012
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Ski opening in Bormio, Nov 17, 2012 - ©Bormio
Good layer of snow on Ischgl's slopes. Photo taken Nov. 20, 2012 - ©Ischgl

Good layer of snow on Ischgl's slopes. Photo taken Nov. 20, 2012
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Good layer of snow on Ischgl's slopes. Photo taken Nov. 20, 2012 - ©Ischgl
After the big early November snowfalls, Montgenevre has a great base. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012 - ©Montgenevre

After the big early November snowfalls, Montgenevre has a great base. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012
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After the big early November snowfalls, Montgenevre has a great base. Photo taken Nov. 15, 2012 - ©Montgenevre
Ski opening in Madonna di Campiglio, Nov 17, 2012

Ski opening in Madonna di Campiglio, Nov 17, 2012

Ski opening in Madonna di Campiglio, Nov 17, 2012
Snowfall in Obergurgl village Oct. 29th - ©Ötztal Tourismus, Carina Schöpf

Snowfall in Obergurgl village Oct. 29th
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Snowfall in Obergurgl village Oct. 29th - ©Ötztal Tourismus, Carina Schöpf
Snow and sun in Val Thorens ahead of Nov. 24 opening. Photo taken Oct. 29 - ©Val Thorens

Snow and sun in Val Thorens ahead of Nov. 24 opening. Photo taken Oct. 29
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Snow and sun in Val Thorens ahead of Nov. 24 opening. Photo taken Oct. 29 - ©Val Thorens
Heavy snow in Tignes, Oct. 27, 2012

Heavy snow in Tignes, Oct. 27, 2012

Heavy snow in Tignes, Oct. 27, 2012
Thanks to an abundance of early season snowfall, coupled with strong efforts from their snowmaking team, Squaw Valley was able to open EARLY, on Friday Nov. 16. - ©Nathan Kendall/Squaw Valley/Facebook

Thanks to an abundance of early season snowfall, coupled with strong efforts from their snowmaking team, Squaw Valley was able to open EARLY, on Friday Nov. 16.
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Thanks to an abundance of early season snowfall, coupled with strong efforts from their snowmaking team, Squaw Valley was able to open EARLY, on Friday Nov. 16. - ©Nathan Kendall/Squaw Valley/Facebook
Opening day 2012 on Whistler Mountain. Photo by Mitch Winton/Coastphoto.com. Courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb.  - ©Mitch Winton/Coastphoto.com

Opening day 2012 on Whistler Mountain. Photo by Mitch Winton/Coastphoto.com. Courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb.
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Opening day 2012 on Whistler Mountain. Photo by Mitch Winton/Coastphoto.com. Courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb.  - ©Mitch Winton/Coastphoto.com
Kirkwood Mountain Resort opened up for the season on Friday Nov. 16. The resort that receives the most annual snow in Tahoe, 600

Kirkwood Mountain Resort opened up for the season on Friday Nov. 16. The resort that receives the most annual snow in Tahoe, 600"+, lived up to its name, receiving 2' of snow for opening weekend.
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Kirkwood Mountain Resort opened up for the season on Friday Nov. 16. The resort that receives the most annual snow in Tahoe, 600