Top snow depths have now reached two metres (nearly seven feet) on upper slopes at Panticosa with most resorts now reaching 150cm (five feet) on upper slopes at least.

"There has been two days of continuous snowfall bringing from 30 to 80 cm (12 - 32 inches) of fresh powder in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain." Said Skiinf's regional manager for the area, Prof. Dr. Raúl Revuelta Carbajo. "A new cold front is expected for the next few days bringing more huge snowfalls."

About half of Spain's 30 or so ski areas will be open this weekend including the largest Astun (30-150 cm), Candanchu (30-120 cm), Formigal (50-130 cm), Baqueira Beret (65-150cm) and Sierra Nevada (20-50 cm).

In Andorra both the principality's ski areas GrandValira and VallNord are open and on the French side of the Pyrenees the Tourmalet, La pierre St Martin and Les Angles are all to open on Saturday 29th November.