Sometimes you can't tell who's open and who's not in Europe without a scorecard. That's because some glacier skiing operations (particularly in Austria) operate long after the "mainstream" resorts push the "off" buttons and they can start up long before many "start" switches are thrown.
OnTheSnow.com is one place where you can get the latest reports and you can check to see if you are on a glacier or new-fallen snow enhanced with snowmaking. That said, the Alps are cranking it up.
The mainstream Italian resorts of Bormio and Cervinia are open for business. Bormio is reporting 0 to 28 inches, while Cervina adds a few more - 6-35 inches.
Swiss resorts Flesch, Leukerbad, Saas Fee Saastal, Scuol, Verbier, Wengen, and Zermatt are open, with Flesch and Zermatt topping the charts with 77 inches. Closest to them is Saas Fee Saastal with 37 inches. No new snow had fallen for three days as of Nov. 4.
French resorts Les 2 Alpes (0-8 inches) and Tignes (0-24 inches) are modestly open.
It's all glacier skiing in Austria right now with five areas open from the Kitzsteinhorn (0-18 inches) to Hintertux (0-47 inches). No mainstream Austrian resorts have opened. No German or Andorran resorts have opened either.
Stick with OnTheSnow.com all season. We'll be open - mainstream, glacier and everything in between.