Over on the West of the country Alagna is not far behind with 315cm (10.5 feet). Skiinfo is issuing new powder alarms to subscribers today for numerous Italian resorts, including Cervinia which has just received another 40cm (16 inches) and Skiinfos Snowfinder service is predicting a further 100 - 120cm of fresh snow in the Dolomites in the next 48 hours, bringing the falls over the past two weeks to more than three metres (ten feet).

The down side to all the snow is traffic problems and power lines being brought down as well as a serious risk of avalanche in the mountains. In the past 48 hours three people have died on Italy's mountains with off piste and ski mountaineering especially dangerous.