It's on like Donkey Kong. The north circulation is in full swing and the northern Alps finally get their fair amount of snow. The last real northern Stau dates from the last week of October and after that it was (too) dry and (too) hot. As often with a cold north circulation this snow is mainly for the first mountains in the northern Alps and the first inner alpine areas. It's pretty hard for this dump to reach the resorts in the main alpine ridge.
Check out the image above from the Swiss Glanerland where the measuring stick is in danger of disappearing. Below some images from the Voralberg and the Kleinwalsertal. Regions that have front row tickets when the snow is coming from the northwest.
Up to 55 cm of freshies
Meanwhile, over 55 centimeters of snow came down in the Kleinwalsertal in the last 24 hours. But keep in mind that this is an exception. In the powder holes of the Glanerland and the Kleinwalsertal they had around 30-50 centimeters, locally even 80 centimeters of freshies the last 48 hours. The further we go west, east or south, you'll find 10-30 centimeters, locally 40 centimeters of freshies.
It's white in Morzine
The snow machine will be switched on until Wednesday. The snowfall today is concentrated in the northwest, but will have its eye on the northern Alps after that, and I think we can measure around 175-200 centimeters in the Arlberg region on Wednesday/Thursday. The eastern parts of Austria, like the resort of Tauplitz and the Dachstein, will get around 125 centimeters. The areas that normally get the most snow in France, Switzerland, Tyrol and Salzburg with a northern Stau will end up with one meter of freshies. It won't snow in the southern Alps, except for the far southeast of the Alps, where it is snowing today. Fortunately for them they already have a nice base, but freshies are more than welcome.