More than 100 other ski areas reported falls of 20 - 85cm and so by the weekend the avalanche risk was very high (grade 4 of 5). This has eased a little over the past few days but in some parts the danger is still high.
"After the heavy snow falls the weather is perfect at the beginning of the week and ski conditions could not be better," says Skiinfo's Gerda Moritz.

Two resorts just cracked the five-metre snow depth, St Anton now has 515cm (over 17 feet) of snow at the top of the mountain and the Dachstein Glacier reports 510cm (17 feet). Zugspitzplatt Ehrwald is a couple of inches behind on 495cm.