The tables have been turned. In Europe it had been endless snow with a drought in the USA. Now it is the opposite with huge falls in America and a worrying thaw in The Alps. PlanetSKI reports from where the biggest falls have been; California.
It has been the snowiest week of winter 2011-12 in much of North America with resorts reporting up to 90cm of snow in 48 hours and as much as 1.7m over the full week.
There's been snow right across the continent with up to 1.2m reported in New England on the eastern side.
In contrast the Alps have seen temperatures rise up to 30 degrees on a few weeks ago and conditions are now reported to be mostly 'Springlike' with little fresh snow in the past week.
Others describe it as more like summer.
There was some snowfall last week but some of it turned to rain as the temperature warmed up.
PlanetSKI, in the shape of our content editor James Cove, has had the good fortune to be in California where the most snow has fallen.
See his video snow report below.
It's been a powder day in Heavenly
However the new snow has led to tragedy in the area.
A man died in an avalanche near Alpine Meadows in the Lake Tahoe area.
The 29-year old was skiing in the backcountry in a group of three when he was buried. He was dug out by his friends and one stayed with him while the other went for help.
He died before help could arrive.
Meanwhile in Austria a member of the ski patrol died in Obertauern, in the Austrian province of Salzburg.
For a detailed look at conditions see our report below compiled with help from our friends over at Skinfo.co.uk
We start where the best snow is - North America.
USA: The past week has been the snowiest of winter 2011-12 across the USA with resort's from Alaska to new Hampshire reporting huge snowfalls.
As we reported above PlanetSKI is in California visiting Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly where some of the biggest falls have taken place.
In New England huge snowfalls have included 1.2m for Stowe including 60cm in 48 hours, and 1.36cm at Sugarbush.
"For Stowe skiers and riders, this is the storm everyone has been waiting for!" summarised a statement from the resort.
Utah claims well over a metre inthe past week. See the promotional video below.
There have been big falls reported in all the major ski regions including Colorado and Utah with Jackson Hole in Wyoming, which has been having a good snowfall season already, adding another 90cm of snow in the past seven days.
Waist deep powder in Heavenly
CANADA:There have been big snowfalls in Canada once again with British Columbia's great snowfall season already receiving a further boost with several resorts reporting up to 90cm,of fresh snow falling over a 48 hour period in the past few days.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort received 82cm of snow this past week with the peak of the storm hitting just in time for Saturday skiers and delivering 34cm in just 24h hours.
"Incredible powder conditions were enjoyed all weekend long as the storm finally tailed-off on Sunday, opening the skies to some beautiful sunshine for the past two days. More snow is in the forecast for this week with the heaviest portion predicted just in time for our weekend visitors again!" said Sarah Windsor from the resort.
For a change though there has been almost as much snow in Eastern Canada as in the west.
Mont Sutton has had the most in Quebec in the past 7 days with 82cm. Big falls have been reported too by Le Massif, 70cm, and most other resorts in the region have had at least 30cm over the same period.