The clouds were also rolling in from the northwest in Switzerland, signalling a much-needed change to the weather after what has been a record-breaking February in terms of warmth. Parts of Switzerland topped 20C over the weekend which is unprecedented for the time of year.
Lower pistes were really struggling, with the resort runs at the likes of Wengen, Grindelwald, Adelboden and Villars reduced to strips of artificial snow made earlier in the season, surrounded by bare, grassy slopes.
Even up high at the likes of Verbier, Zermatt and Saas Fee, spring-like conditions were reported as the freezing level topped 3000m. North-facing slopes retained decent snow, but as with the rest of the Alps, there was no chance of scoring off piste powder turns.
This looks set to change however, with a much-needed series of winter storms due to sweep in throughout the week and possibly into next week too. Parts of the northern Swiss Alps could see more than 100cm of the white stuff, which will transform conditions and set up resorts well heading towards Easter.