Val Senales in Italy has reported the biggest snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere, at an open ski area at least, in the past seven days with a 25cm (10 inch) fall last Thursday, 5th August, it has a one metre base. At Cervinia it's 70cm nut a rather warm +5C on the Plateau Rosa glacier, Passo Stelvio is also open for snow sports.
Despite some fresh snow last week the Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun in Austria which has been battling an increasingly thin snow pack, has decided to temporarily halt snow sports until conditions improve. Currently the snowpack is down in to single figures (7cm) and temperatures on the glacier are +4C. It's better news on the Hintertux glacier which is still maintaining one of the largest snow areas in the Alps with 20km of trails open served by nine lifts, it reported fresh snow on Saturday. It's warm to on the Dachstein glacier where cross country trails and the Horsefeathers Superpark are both open. In the latter's case a ski area spokesman says,
"The setup remains in great shape and shredding the slushy snow under a bright blue sky makes you feel like a fish in his favourite water."
The third glacier still open in Austria is the Molltal which is continuing to report 9.5km of slopes open with up to 1.5m (five feet) of snow depth just as it has for the past month or so. It intends to remain open now until mid-May next year.
We're in to the last few weeks of the summer ski season in France where the glaciers at Tignes and Val d'isere will close later this month. However the closure will be only temporary in the case of Tignes which re-opens in late September and remains the only open French ski area for most of the autumn.
Both have glacier snow bases of 60-100cm and both received a little snowfall late last week, greatly improving conditions over the very hot days of July.
In Switzerland Saas Fee and Zermatt are both open, receiving up to 4cm of new snow at the weekend. Saas Fee reports a 117cm (nearly four foot) base. Irt has ten lifts, four runs, it's terrain park and half pipe open.