"Yesterday we had 25 cm of powder on the Austrian glaciers in Hintertux and Pitztal and 20cm in Mölltal. The Stubaier glacier had 30 cm of fresh snow on Monday. In Austria Dachstein Gletscher (90cm), Hauser-Kaibling-Ski amade (50cm), Hintertuxer Gletscher (150cm), Kaunertaler Gletscher (124cm), Kitzsteinhorn - Kaprun (102cm), Mölltaler Gletscher (160cm), Pitztaler Gletscher and Stubaier Gletscher (100cm) are open." said Pascal Bovee of Skiinfo's Austrian office.
Kitzbuhel and Schladming's ski areas continue to open at weekends.
There's been fresh snow in Switzerland too with the Engadin region around St Moritz reporting about a foot of new snow. This may cause problems for the Snowboard World Cup events currently being staged on Saas Fee's glacier, attracting competitors from 25 nations, where strong winds have closed the slopes today, after 40cm (15 inches) of new snow has fallen. The Engadin, Diablerets and Zermatt glaciers are also currently open (weather permitting) in Switzerland. Verbier has announced that it will probably open this weekend, a final decision is due at 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 5th November)
In Germany the Zugspitz glacier is now open for snowsports
After the heavy snowfalls in Scandinavia at the weekend more snow is now being reported with 22cm of fresh just reported by Hemsedal in Norway in perfect timing for its opening day this weekend. Bjorli, Gaustablikk, Gålå, Trysil, Tyin - Filefjell, Uvdal and Kvitfjell will also be open this weekend.
There are now expected to be more than a dozen ski areas open in Norway and a good selection in Sweden and Finland too opening this weekend.