Both Germany and France announced new national lockdowns, throwing the new ski season into disarray as ski resorts have been forced to close.
In France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced the second lockdown which will run until December 1st.
The decision means that ski areas in France will be closed, or won’t open, in November.
Germany has entered a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and other leisure facilities in a bid to slow the rise in Covid-19 cases.
There were no ski areas open in Germany, although those resorts planning a November opening will have to be postponed.