Substantial snow dumps have been reported across Europe this weekend, particularly in France where more than a metre has fallen in the last 48 hours. This is fantastic news, particularly for low altitude resorts which have been struggling to kick off the ski season.

See our snow galleries:

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Dec. 28, 2014

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria Dec. 27, 2014

FRANCE

The heaviest dumps have been reported in the northern French Alps and Pyrenees, but even the more southerly alpine ski resorts have seen some much-needed snow this weekend. Some of the biggest snowfalls in the last 48 hours were reported the alpine resorts of Bramens (105cm), La Plagne (70cm), Megeve (60cm), Chamonix (58cm), Val d'Isere (55cm), Morzine (55cm), Courchevel (45cm) and Avoriaz (45cm). And some of the biggest snowfalls in the Pyrenees were seen at Formigueres (85cm) and Cauterets (80cm). Another 10cm or so is forecast for the French Pyrenees today (Dec. 29).

Find the snowiest ski resorts in France over the last 7 days here: France Snow Report 

See our 3-day France Snow Forecast

AUSTRIA

The snow started on Boxing Day and has continued on and off ever since. Among the biggest snow dumps over the last three days have been recorded in Silvretta Montafon (50cm), Lech-Zuers (50cm), St. Anton am Arlberg (45cm) and Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen (40cm). Austrian ski resorts are forecast another 30cm of snow over the next two days (Dec. 29-30), including Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Solden and Lech-Zuers.

Find the snowiest ski resorts in Austria over the last 7 days here: Austria Snow Report

See our 3-day Austria Snow Forecast

ITALY

It snowed heavily pretty much all day yesterday in the Italian Alps, with some of the biggest dumps reported in Ovindoli (90cm), Sestriere (40cm), Sauze d'Oulx (30cm), Pila (30cm), La Thuile (30cm), Claviere (30cm) and Courmayeur (20cm). Another 20cm is forecast for Italian ski resorts over the next two days (Dec. 29-30) with the heaviest snow expected in Sudtirol.

Find the snowiest ski resorts in Italy over the last 7 days here: Italy Snow Report

See our 3-day Italy Snow Forecast

SWITZERLAND

The weekend has also been a white one for Swiss ski resorts. Some of the biggest snowfalls were recorded in Champex-Lac (70cm), Verbier (56cm), Nendaz (55cm), Crans Montana (50cm) and Villars-Gryon (46cm). Another 25-30cm of snow is forecast for Switzerland over the next 48 hours (Dec. 29-30), including Anzere, Grindelwald, Engelberg, Murren and Andermatt-Sedrun.

Find the snowiest ski resorts in Switzerland over the last 7 days here: Switzerland Snow Report

See our 3-day Switzerland Snow Forecast

ANDORRA

No new snow has fallen in Andorran ski resorts this week and there's nothing in the forecast.

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See our 3-day Andorra Snow Forecast

BULGARIA 

No new snow has fallen in Bulgarian ski resorts this week, but the forecast is white with 10-15cm for all resorts tomorrow (Dec. 29).

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See our 3-day Bulgaria Snow Forecast


See our recent snow galleries:

Gallery: Powder in the French Alps Dec. 28, 2014

Gallery: Fresh snow in Austria Dec. 27