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The was more snow across the Alps over the weekend adding another foot to the pistes in some places, although temperatures rose on Saturday softening the snow in lower resorts particularly in Austria. In America, where most ski stations are now open, the weekend saw big falls leaving Jackson Hole in Wyoming with 40cm new powder, and Mount Baker in Washington with over half a metre of the fresh stuff.
fresh snow Mutters AustriaFrance has received the lion's share of powder over the past few days - in La Clusaz there was 72cm of new snow on the mountains and in Courchevel there were big falls ahead of the FIS World Cup Giant Slalom, which took place on Saturday. There have been further flurries since across many French resorts and there is more expected this week.

Lech, Zurs and St Anton, in Austria, received snow on Saturday but there was milder weather too making the lower pistes soft. Most Austrian resorts can expect to see fresh snow at some point this week.Fresh snow with views of Innsbruck

Switzerland has fared well. Verbier is reporting excellent conditions and in Zermatt, where the sun is currently shining, the pistes are in "very good" condition. Over in Italy there's been less new snow across the region but the pistes are still faring well and new snow falls are expected over the course of this week in Cervinia, Courmayeur and La Thuile.current conditions Courchevel Dec18

In Colorado, USA, conditions are generally good although the new snow that is expected this week will be welcomed. In California, Mammoth is still recording the deepest snow - there's 195cm at the top of the mountain - and there's lots to come this week. In Canada, Whistler is waiting for around 70cm to fall and there's widespread snow expected in BC and Alberta.
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