It^s snowing again, a brief rain shower turned to snow as the freezing level dropped over lunch time. Heavy snow is now falling across the Alps giving a much needed boost to the winter tourism industry. Here in Verbier we’ve had 30 cm and more is forecast to come we hope. It’s a welcome change from the poor conditions over the Christmas period. The BBC’s James Cove, who is also an instructor for European Snowsport, has written a story for the BBC News web site about how the ski industry is dealing with the poor snow levels often found in the early season. People are heading to the higher ski areas and resorts are now offering holiday makers a host of other things to do.