Solden stages the Alpine World Cup opening this weekend (23-25 October) so the new snow is great news there. It has 55cm (nearly two feet) of snow on the glaciers and six lifts open.
In Switzerland the open areas of Saas Fee and Zermatt received more fresh snow and Engelberg has announced it will open this weekend, with two red runs served by a T Bar and the six-seater Ice Flyer chairlift.
Italy's Cervinia continues to open at weekends joining Val Senales and Passo Stelvio.
In France, Tignes remains the only glacier resort open and it received a dusting of fresh snow.
Scandinavia has had a great start to the 2009-10b ski season with resorts in Norway and Sweden joining Ruka in Finland which opened last week. At least five areas have opened in the region, including one of the leading Swedish resorts, Funasdalen.