OnTheSnow.com and the BBC are reporting heavy snowfall across the Alps in France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Andorra in January. This bodes well for the rest of the season.

It snowed between 5 and 15cm across much of Austria Wednesday 15 January. The Pitztal region received 15cm of snow and a further 13cm by the following Tuesday. Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying perfect powder conditions. [R716R, Obertauern] is also enjoying fresh snowfall.

The Southern French Alps benefited from fresh snowfall too, with 15cm falling on Bareges/[R2315R, La Mongie] Wednesday 15, offering excellent off-piste and now 1.5 metres on the upper slopes. [R593R, Les Deux Alpes] saw a massive 20cm of fresh snow on Sunday 19 and a further 18cm Monday 20.

The Swiss resorts of [R630R, Davos] and [R633R, Klosters] both received 3cm Wednesday 15, which freshened up the pistes, and 5cm fell on [R606R, Adelboden]. Over Sunday 18 and Monday 19, [R484R, Verbier] saw a massive 44cm, with 16cm Sunday and Monday nights and 12cm during Monday day.

Italian resorts have received as much as 15cm. On Wednesday 15, Selva Gardena received 8cm and [R1326R, Livigno] received 10cm. Andorra also saw some light snow on Wednesday 15, with 5cm of fresh snow over most resorts, including [R2640R, Soldeu] and [R1549R, Pal/Arinsal]. The best snow conditions can be found on the upper slopes.

You can get all the latest snow European updates here at OnTheSnow.co.uk.