It's been a long wait, but the snow is finally here, and in abundance: a metre of powder has fallen in The Alps over the last two days.

What's more, the snow isn't showing any signs of stopping - in fact it's forecast to continue until the end of the week. 

So where is the snow? Well ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria have recorded the heaviest dumps so far, but snow reports indicate France will receive heavier snowfalls by the end of the week.

48-hour snow report:

100cm in [R1717R, Warth-Schrocken], [R1236R, Fiesch] and [R651R, Anzere]

90cm in [R663R, Thyon 2000], [R660R, Nendaz] and [R624R, Flumserberg]

80cm in [R632R, Flims], [R632R, Laax] and [R654R, Crans Montana]

70cm in [R658R, Leukerbad], [R623R, Elm] and [R422R, St. Anton am Arlberg]

60cm in [R661R, Saas-Fee] and [R616R, Andermatt]

40cm in [R602R, Val Thorens], [R206R, La Plagne], [R636R, Samnaun]

30cm in [R483R, Val d'Isere], [R630R, Davos], [R633R, Klosters], [R646R, Leysin] and [R677R, Ischgl]

20cm in [R716R, Obertauern], Soll, [R695R, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis], [R609R, Gstaad], [R600R, Tignes]

15cm in [R598R, Meribel], [R534R, Saalbach-Hinterglemm] and [R564R, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl]

For a full list see OnTheSnow's "48-hour snowfall"

Open (or partially open) ski resorts in Europe:

France: [R483R, Val d'Isere], Tignes, Val Thorens and [R117R, Courchevel]

Austria: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Ischgl, [R571R, Solden], Obertauern, Serfaus Fiss Ladis and [R349R, Schladming]

Switzerland: Davos-Klosters, [R629R, Arosa], Andermatt, Gstaad, [R424R, St. Moritz], [R484R, Verbier], [R617R, Engelberg], [R608R, Grindelwald], [R615R, Wengen] and [R636R, Samnaun]

Italy: [R604R, Cortina d'Ampezzo], [R2694R, Val Senales], [R1745R, Solda], [R2290R, Kronplatz], [R224R, Madonna di Campiglio], [R1326R, Livigno], [R2407R, Bormio], [R2593R, Alta Badia], [R1610R, Val Gardena] and [R605R, Courmayeur]

Spain: [R1655R, Sierra Nevada], [R1640R, Cerler]

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