"This is wild stuff ... this is astounding looking. This is something that I don't recall seeing where fully 80 percent of the Continent is covered by snow ... this is getting started earlier than I thought. Europe's in for a very cold period."
"It has been a great start to the season. Snow has been pouring out of the skies over the Alps, Pyrenees and Scandinavia this week. Early-season conditions are perfect, with many resorts opening earlier than expected": Go ski!