According to scientists, the Alps could lose as much as 70 per cent of their snow cover by the end of the century (spoiler: that’s just 80 years from now) as temperatures rise and greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed. For some ski resorts, that may mean no snow at all. This winter the Alps suffered a very slow start to the season for the third year in a row. Going forward, the ski season may also start up to a month later and finish up to three months earlier, and the snow line may be up to 1000 m higher.