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Switzerland Just Had the Worst Month for Skiing in 100 Years

The ski season is a month shorter than it was four decades ago because of changing snowfall patterns.

For the third year in a row, the search for Alpine snow is on.

An ultra-dry December marred the start of the ski season in the mountainous heart of Europe, which draws millions expecting Instagram-ready white peaks and pretty villages. A colder January is improving conditions, but the unpredictable early winter weather cut ticket sales at resorts and confounded holiday planning.