" These photos were taken in the Ski Welt ski area in Tirol, Austria, on 23 November 2008 and if pictures tell the story, Austria's ski resorts and resorts opening this coming weekend will certainly have no shortage of snow." Said TUI Ski UK spokeswoman, Marion Telsnig.

Opening celebrations in Austria over the next two weekends include Leona Lewis will be a special guest performer at a concert by Gabriella Cilmi in Ischgl on November 29, in St Anton, the 'Everyone's Race' is taking place on November 29 and Kid Rock takes the stage on December 7 at Schladming's Planai Stadium.

TUI Ski operates three of the UK's leading ski tour operator businesses Crystal Ski, Thomson Ski and First Choice Snow.

The report ties in with Skiinfo's own findings that's currently showing 23 powder alarms across the Alps today (Monday 25th November) alone with Ischgl and Lermoos on reporting 20cm (eight inches) and 25cm (10 inches) of snow respectively on top of previous falls.