A total of 12,000 skiers will be enjoying Grandvalira's slopes this week and the snowmaking efforts have ensured that 60km (37 miles) of runs are open – about a third of the total normally snow covered, with snow depths of 10-20cm (4-8 inches). It's a similar picture at Vallnord with about half of lifts and runs open and slightly better snow depths claimed – 20-40cm (8 – 16 inches).