The glaciers still have the greatest snow depths was Molltal leading the way with a 230cm (7.6 foot) base. Kaunrtal is not far behind with 1.9m (6.3 feet). The latest fresh snow in the country of 10-20cm (4-8 inches) has been reported at Eben, Zauchensee and Flachau.
Most Austrian resorts that are not yet open will open this weekend:
"We've had fresh snow but a little less than expected, at the moment there's 35cm (14 inches) on upper slopes." said Anna-Christina Moser of Alpbacher Bergbahnen, "Snow conditions are good now not only because of the latest snowfalls but particularly because of the cold temperatures, allowing our 85 snow guns to produce snow 24 hours a day."
Alpbach opens this Friday December 18th and will have their longest slope in operation and all the lifts at the Wiedersbergerhorn.
Stuhleck Semmering and Kleinwalsertal celebrated their winter openings last weekend. Sandra Janser of Kleinwalsertal Tourismus said, "Last weekend we officially started the winter season and the long awaited snowfall arrived right on time. The slopes are in good condition now and we'll open more lifts as soon as the snow will allow it". Currently Fellhorn/ Kanzelwand has eight lifts in operation, Ifen and Waldmendinger Horn are likely to join next weekend.