It's cold on Austria's glaciers, four of which are currently open for snow sports, following the closure of the Molltal glacier ski area for the season last weekend. Temperatures have been dropping as low as -10 (and a max of -5) with fresh snow forecast on the Kaunertal glacier, which has a 90-140cm (3-5 foot) base and all lifts and slopes open. There are similar conditions on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun where nine lifts are serving the glacier ski slopes and the accumulated base is 193cm (6.5 feet). It's -10C for the Stubai glacier near Innsbruck too, which reports 5cm (2 inches) of new snow and a 180cm (six foot) base. However the Tux glacier probably has the biggest ski area open in the Alps at present with 43.5km of runs, 13 lifts running, a 295cm (10 foot) base and an 1150m skiable vertical.
In Switzerland you can choose between Engelberg, St Moritz and Zermatt if you want to get on the snow this weekend. Zermatt continues to operate Europe's highest ski lifts, touching 3,900m and opening up the world's biggest lift-served summer vertical. Engelberg is in its last few weeks of operation for the season but still has its Ice Flyer six-pack chairlift operating on the glacier, though it does not open for snow sports until 11am. The Diavolezza glacier in the Engadin near St Moritz is still open and reported fresh snow on the mountain last Friday, although the base remains at 50cm (20 inches) and there's nothing left at the bottom of the slopes.
There are no ski areas open in France at present and only terrain suited to intermediate and advanced skiers in Italy were one resort remains open for snow sports, Passo Tonale. The Presena Glacier is open there with two reds and one black run over on a vertical of nearly 500m between 2600 and 3100m. The snow remains deep here year round and is still over four metres (13 feet). A second glacier ski area, Passo Stelvio, is due to re-open the weekend after next.