In Austria the recently re-opened Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun has some of the country's best conditions with a 70cm base and upper slopes open. The Molltal glacier has 4 lifts running serving 9.5km of runs and a 90cm base.
The Pitztal glacier has entered the second month of the season from 28-35cm and six lifts operational, Kaunertal 40-60cm of snow and three lifts running. Solden has one of the largest areas in the alps open at present with 21km of runs served by 6 lifts while the Stubai has 7 runs open and a 60cm base. But the Tux glacier has the largest ski are open in the northern hemisphere are present with 42km of piste over a 565m vertical served by 13 lifts with a 1.2m (four foot) base. The Dachstein glacier has 10cm of snow crust on the glacier and remains closed.
Switzerland now has three centres to choose from with Engelberg having joined Saas Fee and Zermatt, a fourth choice the Diavolezza glacier near St Moritz is due to open the weekend after next. Saas Fee reported 5cm (two inches) of fresh snow yesterday and it now has a 1.2m (four feet) base.
Two ski centres are currently open in Italy, Passo Stevio and Val Senales. The latter has a metre 10 150cm of snow lying, the last fall 10cm a week ago on September 28th. In France Tignes is the only area open, with a 30cm (one foot) base.