Popular Austrian resorts including Ischgl, Galtur and St Anton am Arlberg have been cut off from the rest of the country, as dozens of roads were closed thanks to the severe weather.

A number of huge trees are said to have collapsed under the weight of the snowfall, further delaying road clearances.

In Ischgl, one of the most popular resorts with British skiers, 13,000 people have been able to move to other parts of the Paznaun valley.

However, as the resort is operating as normal, many people in the area are skiers and boarders who travelled specifically for the snow, and are therefore enjoying the perfect conditions for their holiday.

Paznaun-Ischgl tourist director Andreas Steibl told The Telegraph newspaper: “Although the roads have been closed, the resort itself has been operating as normal with skiers and boarders experiencing amazingly good conditions.”

However, in neighbouring Galtur, experts say there is a high risk of an avalanche.

Avalanche warning service spokesman Rudi Mair said: “This is a type of snowfall the like of which we have not seen for years. Combined with that there are very high winds which are making conditions especially dangerous.”

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