Storms have brought an unexpected big snowfall to Alps  

The biggest January storms for at least 30 years have brought an unexpected amount of snow to a large swathe of the Alps.Even old timers can’t remember such a sequence of mighty snowfalls in early January, along with an avalanche risk that went off the scale.But now that the skies have cleared, anyone heading for a ski holiday this weekend can expect an easy journey and superb skiing almost everywhere — at least over the next few days before another potential blizzard rolls in. The bigge...