Sölden had 18cm (7 inches) of new snow (the most in Austria) during the past week. There are still two and a half metres (eight feet) of snow on the glacier which will remain open for until the 2nd of May.
10cm (4 inches) of fresh snow also fell in Lech Zürs and Ischgl last weekend. Lech will close on Sunday (April 25th), Ischgl will celebrate the end of their season with a concert of Alicia Keys on May 1st. The Mölltal glacier also had some new snow on Sunday and will be open until May 16th. Currently, they have up to 390cm (13 feet) of snow on the glacier, more than anywhere else in Austria.
Some other Austrian ski resorts will still be running their lifts for skiers and boarders next week. Kitzsteinhorn will remain open until May 2nd and currently has 171cm (just under six feet) of snow on top and 154cm (five feet) on lower slopes. Obergurgl celebrates its "ski finish" from this Saturday 24th April through the week to May 1st. The resort has 105cm (3.5 feet) of snow left on upper slopes but only 14cm (6 inches) on lower ones.
The Pitztal glacier remains open until May 16th, as does the Kaunertal glacier which has already begun its four week celebration of the end-of-season. The so-called "Spring Classics" include freeski contests, parties, professional snowboard coaching and a film and foto week. On the Stubai glacier there is still lying 180cm (six feet) of snow lying with a winter season lasting until June 13th.
50 ski areas are still open in France this week and there's still some fresh snow. Chamonix, where the snowpack has diminished a little to 3.6m (12 feet) but remains the deepest in the country has reported another 10cm (four inches) of snow in the past week. Many French areas close this weekend but Chamonix is one of nine French ski areas remaining open in to the first week of May.