A Christmassy picture of snow in the French Alps.
In the spirit of Christmas I thought we would have a snow picture today. No it's not a picture of the current weather in the UK although in some places you could be mistaken for thinking so.
It is actually the Portes du Soleil ski area in the French Alps. The Portes du Soleil ski area includes some of the most popular ski resorts in France including Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets.
Watch out for the new French Connections ski pages which will be on line early in the new year.
The above picture is copyright Nicolas Joly.