Praying to the snow gods for a cold spell

Despite a worrying lack of proper snow predicted for the next few weeks, resorts are promising a man-made version that will keep skiers happy, writes Catherine Murphy

3rd January, 2016
Skiing in the Italian Dolomites

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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