There have been healthy snowfalls reported on ski slopes on both sides of the world for what is the first day of autumn/fall (by the astronomical measure of the seasons) in the northern hemisphere, and of spring in the southern hemisphere.
In the southern hemisphere a major storm in New Zealand left 40-50cm of fresh snowfall to the delight of skiers this morning.
glacier, one of five currently open for skiing in the Alps, is pictured above today. It was joined by the Pitztal
glacier as the second Austrian Tirol centre to open for the 23-24 season today.
Mt Hutt in New Zealand, one of several centres aiming to stay open to mid-October, is oicturedearlier today below.