Swiss ski regions have received plenty of snow just in time for the holiday season.
More than half a metre of fresh snow has fallen in some parts of the Swiss Alps since Tuesday.
After a dry autumn that was the second warmest on record, wet weather – and with it snow in higher regions – returned in the first week of December.
Many ski areas including popular resorts like Zermatt, Wengen and St Moritz are reporting powder conditions, with at least half a metre of snow.
More snow is forecast for the next two days across the Alps with a few days of sunny, stable weather beginning on Christmas day.
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