The first proper snowfalls of winter would normally be a time of relief and excitement in the Alps. But not in 2020.
Many European governments have turned against the idea of Christmas and New Year Ski holidays this year. But not all.
Psychologically at least, the impending arrival of the first vaccine is painting a rosier picture.
Over half a metre of the white stuff could fall before this winter preview is done.
If you need a break from the mega-resorts, check out this spectacular Osttirol ski area.
Innsbruck’s medieval streets have a busy and lively atmosphere, and there is a wide choice of activities.
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