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Alps' holiday snow shortage leaves skiing addicts in withdrawal

A grooming machine in a snowless landscape on Jan 2 in the Swiss Alps resort of les Crosets. Switzerland has just experienced its driest December in more than 150 years.


FOR the third year in a row, the search for Alpine snow is on.

An ultra-dry December marred the start of the ski season in the mountainous heart of Europe, which draws millions expecting Instagram-ready white peaks and pretty villages. A colder January is improving conditions...

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