Val Thorens, which opened last weekend, reported the biggest powder alert of the week yesterday ("5 November) when 75cm (30 inches) of snow was reported falling. Les 2 Alpes and Les Gets are amongst other major resorts opening this weekend.
Peak Retreats still has availability in Vaujany (www.peakretreats.co.uk/ski/vaujany.htm) and Oz-en-Oisans(www.peakretreats.co.uk/ski/oz-en-oisans.htm) for the week of 13/12. Prices from £171 per person based on two people sharing a one bedroom apartment and including Eurotunnel with a car with free FlexiPlus upgrade.
For Alpe d'Huez, Ski Collection has a 7 bedroom chalet sleeping 16 in for the week of 13/12 for £117pp on accommodation only basis (www.skicollection.co.uk/Ski/Alpe-d-Huez.htm)