Resorts Openings and Fresh Snow
Austrian Snow and Resorts
In the last few days, the snowy white powder has been falling in Austria. The heaviest snowfall was in the western Austrian resorts but snow fell across the country, so fresh powder skiing be easily located. On Thursday, Mayrhofen (3/25cm) opened for the first time this season, thanks to the fresh snowfall. Pitztal (36/164cm) has three opened lifts and Solden (15/130cm) has six lifts have been operating.
New Snow in France
Significant amounts of fresh snow have been falling across the French Alpine resorts, advantage to the fresh snow. Tignes (82/140cm) and Val d’Isere (82/140cm) now have remarkable piste depths and there is fresh snow across the whole Espace Killy area. Les Deux Alpes (10/100cm) had a fantastic day skiing on Thursday.
French resorts scheduled to open on Saturday, December 10th, include Les Menuires (32/80cm) and Meribel (30/80cm) in The Three Valleys. Courchevel (40/70cm) and Val Thorens (100/130cm) are now open.
Italian Ski Resorts
Italy has received healthy amounts of new snowfall. This allowed many ski resorts to open more lifts. Canazei (0/25cm) had six lifts in operation. Livigno (1/60cm) has reported seventeen lifts in operation. Champoluc (15/40cm) expects to have four lifts open for the weekend.
Ski Resorts in Switzerland
Fresh snowfall this week at Swiss ski resorts. Crans Montana (25/40cm) opened for snowsports on Thursday 8th December with a limited amount of terrain. The greatest amount of fresh snow was reported in the Gstaad (20/125cm).
Flims/Laax (25/75cm) may have skiing on the weekend with superb conditions. 40cm of fresh snow fell on Wednesday 7th December and this increased the snow base by over 20cm on the upper slopes around the Vorab glacier. Verbier (15/70cm) is open for snowsports with great riding on Thursday under sunny skies.
Stay tuned for more ski resort openings and snow reports from Europe.