Heavy snow has finally fallen in the Pyrenees, improving conditions and opening ski stations.

While snowstorms raged snow across the Alps in December, many ski resorts in the Pyrenees were struggling to keep a limited number of runs open due to the lack of snow.

Resorts in Andorra, Spain, and the French Pyrenees have all welcomed fresh snow over New Year.

The greatest snowfalls in Andorra over the past week has been in [R1549R, Pal-Arinsal] with up to 35cm. The resort now has powder conditions with 90cm on upper slopes and 45cm on lower slopes.

Other Andorran resorts also have seen white: [R2024R, Pas de la Casa] has 60cm/40cm; [R2640R, Soldeu] 55cm/40cm; Pal Arinsal 90cm/45cm; and [R1548R, Ordino Arcalis] 100cm/70cm.

More snow is forecast for this week in Andorra, Pas de la Casa is expected to get another 9cm. Other Andorran resorts will receive a light dusting.

[R1642R, Formigal] has some of the best snow in the Spain with 135cm/45cm and perfect powder conditions. Other Spanish resorts with powder snow include [R1636R, Baqueira Beret] 70cm/40cm; [R1638R, Boi Taull] 200cm/50cm; [R1640R, Cerler] 135cm/45cm; [R1644R, La Molina] 45cm/35cm, and [R1649R, Panticosa] 90cm/30cm.

French Pyrenean resorts have benefited too. [R2479R, Gavarnie] now has 100cm/30cm; [R1972R, Cauterets] 100cm/40cm; [R2250R, Piau Engaly] 90cm/90c, and [R1721R, Peyragudes] 50cm/35cm.

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