Ski Watch was in the Italian Dolomites in mid December to witness the lack of snow then affecting (and continuing to affect) much of the Alps.
Due to a deeply-entrenched mild weather pattern, forecasters were predicting no snow until into the new year. Resort bosses were understandably worried.
New Year is a peak week in the winter season, with thousands of guests vying for space on limited pistes covered with manmade snow.
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