Te snow remains very good for this time of year. Marinoël Turc, manager of the Tourist office of Val Thorens, commented on the snow this season thus,
"Skiers could fully enjoy the pleasures of skiing early in the season because the snow fell in mid-November, in both a good quantity and of a good quality, so we opened the ski resort a week ahread of schedule, on November 14th. Today, we still have winter-like conditions and you can still enjoy the snow. Then at the end of the season the snow is still present in Val Thorens. "
Chamonix Mont-Blanc still has the greatest snow depth in France on its upper slopes with 355cm (12 feet) lying. The other areas have between 1.6 and 2 metres (5.3 and 6.6 feet).
There'll be no ski areas open in France for about five weeks after May 9th, after which Tignes, Les 2 Alpes and Val d'Isere will offer summer skiing and boarding from mid-June.
In Italy five ski resorts are still open. Livigno and Abetone will close after this weekend on 2nd May, Cervinia and Gressoney will stay open until 9th May.
The Presena Glacier above Passo Tonale plans to stay open until 26th June however and has some of the deepest snow in the country with a 4.2m (14 foot) base.