More big-name French and Austrian ski resorts opened for the 2012/13 ski season over the weekend and snow conditions couldn't have been better.

View our RECENT SNOWFALL GALLERY and drool over the opening day powder pictures from Saturday.

Meribel opened Friday with 100-200cm (lower/upper slopes). 

Courchevel opened Saturday with 101-159cm.

Serre Chevalier opened two chairlifts on Saturday, but the official opening of its winter ski area is this weekend, Dec. 15. Current snow conditions are looking great with 40-160cm.

Chamonix partially opened with Les Houches ski area up and running from Saturday. Snow conditions are 75-110cm.

The Austrian ski resorts of St. Anton am Arlberg (70-125cm), Mayrhofen (15-60cm) and Saalbach-Hinterglemm (30-80cm) also opened over the weekend.

We've gathered all the latest snowfall pictures from these big-name resorts. See the opening day powder pictures here:

View our RECENT SNOWFALL GALLERY