No new snow has fallen on The Alps, but a handful of resorts have been running their snow canons round the clock, and are opening for winter, albeit with limited terrain in most cases.
Where is the snow in Switzerland?
Engadin-St.Mortiz opens the Corviglia and Corvatsch ski areas today with free ski testing on the Corviglia.
Andermatt also opens the Gurschenalp/Gemsstock ski area today.
Where is the snow in Austria?
Ischgl opened yesterday with 24 lifts and 81 kilometres of piste up and running. The opening will be celebrated tonight with an open-air evening concert - this year featuring Swedish pop duo Roxette - which is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000.
Solden opened three lifts and two pistes yesterday, adding to the open glacier ski area.
Obertauern opens today with a concert from Finnish band Leningrad Cowboys tonight.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is the only ski resort to have opened as planned last week. It kicked off the season Nov. 17 with 14 lifts running. There is 60cm of snow on the upper slopes (artificial snow) and the downhill Gaisberg run to the village is also open.
Where is the snow in France?
Val Thorens (2300m) opened three slopes Thursday and is reporting 20cm/40cm of snow (artificial).
Where is the snow in Italy?
Four resorts in the Dolomiti Superski area have opened (partially) today: Cortina d'Ampezzo with two lifts and one slope; Kronplatz with five slopes and eight lifts; Sextner Dolomiten with three lifts and two slopes; and Alta Badia with one lift and one slope open.
Check back Monday for our "Where is the snow this week?" report on snow conditions, forecasts and new ski openings.