They'll be open at the end of November. Formigal, Spain's largest ski resort has also reported its first snowfall of the season. Yesterday snow fell continuously throughout the day and night leaving a covering of 5cm at 1,500m. The slopes reach a height of 2,250m, with the resort itself at 1,500m. But the snow was falling at 1,000m and below. More heavy snow is predicted for Saturday and Sunday.

Preparations for the coming season continue and the resort is planning to open at the end of November/start of December.

Direct flights from Gatwick begin on 21 December, and transfer time is just 75 minutes.