In Austria five glacier ski areas are open but with diminishing snow pack and open lifts. The biggest reported drop is 60cm in the past week at the Dachstein glacier. The Kaunertal glacier is the only one to report fresh snow in the past week (10cm) but it plans to close on Sunday.
After a month or so of closure, French skiing is due to return this weekend when Val d'Isere's glacier is open to July 18th. It will be followed a week later by Les 2 Alpes and Tignes, which are open to 28 August and 4th September respectively.
In Italy a third area, Val Senales, re-opens this weekend joining Passo Stelvio and the two red runs still open on the Presena glacier above Passo Tonale. In Switzerland Europe's highest lifts above Zermatt remain the only open option at present
In Scandinavia it's the last weekend of the season for Finland's only open ski slope at Ruka in Finland. It's also into the last few weeks of skiing, including under-the-midnight-sun twice a week at Riksgransen in the Swedish Arctic Circle, but all three Norwegian glacier ski centre1s are open with deep snow bases.
In North America it's the last weekend of the season at Donner Summit by Lake Tahoe but a surprise re-opening, for the first time ever, has been announced by Snowbasin in Utah, on weekends during May. You can still ski at Mammoth, California; Crystal Mountain in Washington State, Timberline in Oregon, Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and snowbird in Utah. The choice of seven resorts is more than at any other country on the planet at present, as it has been for the past month or more.
Canada's Grouse mountain is offering the country's only snow sports at present with weekend opening. Whistler's Blackcomb glacier re-opens for summer snow sports the weekend after next (June 18) and Mt Washington also plans to open then.
In the southern hemisphere, Lesotho's Afriski is currently scheduled to be the first ski resort in the southern hemisphere to open, on Thursday 9th June, following Coronet Peak in New Zealand's failure to open as planned, due to inadequate snow cover after New Zealand's warmest ever May, last weekend.
However another New Zealand resort does hope to open this Saturday 11th June as does the Australian resort Mt Hotham. The south American ski season is due to start a week after and Valle Nevado has reported 15cm of new snow in the past few days. However some of the continent's moere southerly resorts including Bariloche in Argentina, are sufferening the results of a major volcanic eruption in the area which is likely to delay the start of the 2011 ski season there if not completely wipe it out.