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The Alps is currently enjoying some of the heaviest snowfall for five years. In fact, a meter of the white stuff is expected to hit the region over the next 24 hours.
In perfect time for Christmas, the temperatures are set to drop even further over the weekend, bringing heavy and increased snowfall over the vast majority of the region.
Currently, the Alpine resort of Val d'Isere has 135cm of snow on its upper slopes and Val Thorens 120cm with another 50cm forecast to settle over the coming days.
John Ssemakula from Snow Reports, said: "After a slow start to the season, it's beginning to feel like winter is finally here.
"I've not seen this much snowfall for a long time."
Encouragingly, it appears that the snow will become more general and spread itself across the northern Alps on Saturday, giving some much needed cover to Austria in particular, which has some catching up to do.
However, such large amounts of snow do not come without warning. French forecasters have advised people to stay off the mountains today (Friday), whilst Val Thorens has already issued a warning for traffic travelling through the resort. This week has also seen many regions give warnings of avalanches due to the wet base.
All this said, once the skies clear and the snow settles there is sure to be some fantastic skiing to be had.
Fears about the lack of snow at the beginning of December now seem like a distant memory as many of Europe's resorts are basking in great amounts of the stuff. Remember, it's not too late to book with us, we do still have a small number of rooms left for Christmas and New Year departures but they are getting snapped up quickly.
If you're looking for a last minute deal over the next few weeks, please do not hesitate to give us a call.