Switzerland will have four ski areas open this weekend with the Diavolezza glacier joins Engelberg, Saas Fee and Zermatt.
Engelberg's lifts on Mt Titlis are open from 8.30am every morning, currently there's a 40cm base. Nine lifts, including the six-seater Ice Flyer chairlift and three runs are open.
Saas Fee and Zermatt are open as usual with between 1.2 and 1.8m (4-6 feet) of snow lying on the piste. It's just over three weeks before the World Cup arrives in Saas fee for the first outdoor snowboarding competition of the season. The resort will be building twin half pipes in its Allalin glacier snowpark.
A fifth area, Glacier 3000 near Diablets and Gstaad, will open on the 30th.