In Formigal five season ski passes have been confiscated after five skiers caused an avalanche. Formigal's spokeman has criticised people who take unnecessary risks, get into trouble and put in danger the lives of skiers and the members of the rescue services.
Formigal currently has the most terrain open in Spain with 122km (76 miles) of piste to enjoy and a base of 105-220cm (3.5 - 7.3 feet) Baqueira Beret has a similar snow depth and 110km (70 miles) of piste open. Conditions have improved again in Andorra with most areas receiving around a foot (30cm) of new snow in the past few days bringing base depths up around the metre mark at most resorts with fresh powder on top.
The French Pyrenees have received the country's largest falls of the past 7 days. Here Cauterets received 80cm (nearly three feet) of new snow on January 15, then got more good falls two days later on the 17th. In the northern Alps with Avoriaz reported 25cm (10 inches) of new snow while la Grave in the Southern Alps reported 30cm (a foot).
Thibaut Deserces, Manager of "La Maison de Peyragudes" - the tourist office for the French Pyrenees resort of Peyragudes commented on the latest falls there.
"More than 50cm of fresh snow is lying at the bottom of the slopes, thanks to the snowfall on Thursday and Friday. Peyragudes woke up Friday morning with bright sunshine and then a large amount of snow fell through the night. The snow depth is now excellent with more than 110cm on upper slopes.
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