10 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

This weekend winter arrived in all her glory! Mounds of snow fell across the northern side of the Alps in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and the ski resort towns are properly white now all the way down into the valleys. Up to half a metre more snow is expected tonight in many ski areas, with skies potentially clearing later in the week. The Alps are finally ready for the Christmas holidays!

Strong winds and heavy snowfall

This weekend's heavy snowfall was accompanied by strong winds, and lifts in many ski resorts remain closed today. As the day wore on the storm moved east, bringing sunny skies and bluebird conditions to the French ski resorts. Meanwhile, in Austria it's expected to keep snowing through Tuesday morning. Read the up-to-date weather forecast here >

Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes woke up to a fresh snowfall this morning

Ski Arlberg

Rud-Alpe in Lech

Whiteout in Rud-Alpe, Lech, Ski Arlberg

Mittelberg (Kleinwalsertal)

Fresh snow Mittelberg

Kleinwalsertal (Mittelberg) got a healthy dump of snow this weekend

Kühtai

White streets in Kühtai

In Austria's highest ski resort town, Kühtai, cars were blanketed in snow this morning

Samnaun

De winter is begonnen in Samnaun!

Samnaun

Winter has begun in Samnaun!

Passo dello Stelvio

Snow Stelvio

No surprises here... Italy's Passo dello Stelvio/Passo dello Stelvio has been blanketed in snow for a while now

La Plagne

Snow in La Plagne

This is more like it! Fresh snow in La Plagne!

Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!