The hottest spring and summer on record in Europe’s mountain has come to an end with snowfall reported down to around 1500-1800 metres in the Alps and Dolomites overnight.

Hintertux, the only ski area that has managed to keep operating its glacier slopes, posted pictures (including the one above) of fresh snowfall there.

Ski areas in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland also posted images of snowfall on their higher slopes. Chamonix in France is pictured at the end of this report.

Italy’s Dolomiti Superski posted images of snowfall in the Dolomites too, highlighting the wide extent of the snowfall, including this picture of Falcade.

A number of glacier resorts have either opened or announced they are opening or re-opening to join Hintertux over the next few days and weeks. They include Italy’s Val Senales and (on this coming Tuesday) Zermatt, to be followed by the Austrian Kaunertal, Pitztal and Solden glaciers.