Lots of areas of Europe received light snow on Thursday. It's also quite cold by local standards and quiet, powdery slopes can be enjoyed in most areas of France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
Scandinavia is very cold at the moment. Temperatures of -28C in Hemsedal and Geilo in Norway meant for some slow lift openings. It's also quite cold in Finland.
Many Colorado resorts received a dusting of fresh snow too. Around 10cm fell at many areas including Breckenridge and Copper Mountain.
Canada is sunny at the moment. The Ski Club leader based in Whistler said a current temperature inversion meant temperatures were 1C at the top of the mountain and -8C in the village. Conditions are excellent though with good snow from top to bottom.
Austrian resorts saw wide spread snow fall on Thursday 17th January, further improving snow conditions throughout all areas. Low temperatures and the recent snowfall provided powder skiing in many resorts and excellent piste conditions in others.
The Arlberg ski area had all of its lifts open on Thursday, with a light dusting of fresh snow maintaining powder conditions in Lech (115/235cm), Zurs (115/235cm) and St Anton (75/200cm).
Cloud and snow is forecast to be replaced by sunshine and clear skies over the weekend, giving fantastic conditions to enjoy this week's snowfall. A relatively quiet week in many resorts means that fresh tracks should still be found over the weekend.
French resorts are currently enduring low temperatures, particularly on the upper and exposed mountains. Higher resorts were enjoying powder skiing on Thursday 17th January thanks to the fresh snow that fell earlier in the week. In Courchevel (116/169cm) there was lots of terrain open on Thursday, offering a wide range of terrain for all skiers and boarders. Clearer, cold weather in the Espace Killy ski area meant that fresh tracks could be made in Tignes (128/270cm) and Val d'Isere (128/270cm).
The Paradiski ski area is also currently enjoying fantastic skiing, both on and off piste.
Most Swiss resorts enjoyed a snowy day on Thursday 17th January. A few centimetres fell at Saas Fee (77/219cm) giving a lovely smooth layer to ski on the runs. The Ski Club leader said the pistes were in excellent condition, especially in upper areas.
Heavy snow is forecast at many Swiss resorts on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st January which could bring in excess of 50cm to places like Zermatt.
Passo Tonale (50/250cm) has a fantastic base depth now. There's plenty of snow on all areas of the mountain. Around 20cm fell on the upper slopes which was the first snow they've received in a while but conditions are great in all areas.
Low temperatures are prevailing with good snow depths providing great skiing on upper and lower slopes.
Resorts in the Vallnord and Grandvalira ski area saw fantastic conditions on Thursday 17th January. Clear blue skies and plenty of fresh snow earlier in the week created fantastic piste conditions and powder skiing on off piste terrain.
Arcalis (140/240cm), in the Vallnord area, was open again on Thursday after being temporarily closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to heavy snowfall and high winds.
Thursday's sunshine throughout Andorran resorts is likely to be short lived as cloudy skies and snow is forecast for Friday 18th January and the coming weekend.
It's bitterly cold in Norway at the moment with temperatures approaching -30C at Hemsedal (65/105cm). Geilo (71/79cm) has similarly low temperatures but the snow is in excellent shape for those brave enough to venture out when it's well below -20C.
There was fresh snow at most of our featured German resorts on Thursday 17th January. 5cm fell at Feldberg (58/105cm) and conditions are great across the area as its cold. More snow is expected this weekend which should further boost conditions.
Garmisch (30/265cm) still has the deepest base depth in the area thanks to the Zugspitze Glacier. 20 lifts were running on Thursday and there's plenty of fresh snow.
Lower cloud and reduced visibility in Bansko (30/80cm) on Thursday 17th January brought with it some much needed fresh snow. Low temperatures meant that good skiing was available on well groomed pistes.
Better visibility in Borovets (70/120cm) offered good views all the way down the valley. Fresh snow is forecast for Friday 18th January, which will be welcomed as conditions on pistes are becoming patchy on the lower mountain.
The cold and snowy weather that's made headlines in the UK has given a boost to Scotland's ski areas and allowed some to reopen.
Glenshee (8/20cm) has opened again, although with very limited skiing on offer. More significant snowfall is expected again on Friday 19th January, which could bring in excess of 30cm to the mountains.
The cold weather in Colorado lasted most of the week but on Thursday there were milder temperatures accompanied with some fresh snow. 8cm fell at Copper Mountain (71cm) where conditions are excellent. Areas away from the runs are a little thin in some areas but on the whole there is a great cover of snow across the whole mountain.
East coast resorts received fresh snow on Thursday 17th January and resorts such as Attitash Bear Peak (91cm) have great conditions across the mountain.
Good skiing could be found throughout Canada on Thursday 17th January. Resorts on the east side of the country are experiencing very low temperatures, as low as -24C in Tremblant (50/80cm) and Mont Sainte-Anne (95cm).
In western Canada, resorts such as Fernie (221cm), Banff (110/154cm) and Big White (190/200cm) saw perfect skiing conditions on Thursday. Comparably milder temperatures and sunny spells allowed skiers and boarders to enjoy excellent pistes and track down any remaining fresh tracks.
Sunshine and clear blue skies are forecast for the weekend throughout Canada.
European Weather Outlook
France and Switzerland can expect milder temperatures and fresh snow over the weekend. Austria will see better weather, with fresh snow arriving later next week.
Closer to home, Scotland is forecast to see plenty of much need snow fall over the coming weekend and the beginning of next week.
North American Weather Outlook
A dry weekend is expected for the majority of Canada with the temperature inversion expected to continue at Whistler. Heavier snow is expected next week which should allow them to see a return to the powder conditions they're known for.
It's a similar story in America. Sunny but cold weather is expected for the weekend but then it could start to snow in Colorado in the middle of next week.