Fourteen resorts in the Alps have currently have at least some of their slopes open following an early-fall snowstorm that saw over 30cm of fresh snow across the Alps.

France is the latest country in mainland Europe to join the party with the Grand Motte glacier in Tignes the first French resort to open, this past Saturday the 15th.

Engelberg, Switzerland opened its lifts on October 10th, and boasts the deepest snow base in the world at present with over 3 metres/10 feet.

It’s a great start to what promises to be a return to ‘skiing as normal’ with all major European ski countries adamant that their ski seasons will operate as usual this winter.