On Saturday (May 9th) the third of Norway's three summer ski destinations, Galdhøpiggen, will open, joining Stryn and Folgefonn (which has a 400cm/13 feet base). The latter posted one of Skiinfo.com's few powder alarms this week, reporting 20cm (eight inches) of fresh snow on Monday.
Finally for Europe, a sixth indoor snow centre, The Snow Centre (www.thesnowcentre.com), has opened today at Hemel Hempstead, close to London, bringing fresh snow year round for the British capital's skiers.