The Kitzsteinhorn above Kaprun is reporting a snow base of 132cm (4.5 feet) on the glacier. The centre has just announced a series of planned workshops, gear tests and festivities to mark the opening on winter 2009-10 in October and November, culminating with an ‘opening weekend' on November 7th and 8th. At the Molltal glacier the centre was already reporting temperatures at 4 degrees Celcius on the glacier at 8am, and although the snowpark is closed, 9km (six miles) of runs are open served by three lifts. The Dachstein glacier has two pistes open, along with 15km of cross country trails and a beginner's terrain park.

The Hintertux glacier continues to have one of the largest ski areas open in Europe at present with 23km (14 miles) of runs open and five lifts serving them, there's a 165cm (5.5 foot) snow base.