When you look at the webcams of the northern Alps will see that the winter is still far away. Admittedly, the cams show some white stuff, but it's not much. Mostly the artificial snow making machines provide some white entertainment. But when you look at the southern Alps immediately gets a smile on his face. At least I do. The winter has started well in the southern Alps. It snowed for two weeks almost continuously at the beginning of November. There is now a good base above 2000-2300 meters and extra fresh snow is expected the next 6 days.
But are there ski resorts open on the south side of the Alps? And is it worth going there? You'll find a list of resorts in (or on the border with) the southern Alps that are open or are planning to open their lifts next weekend. A tailor-made advice will follow later this week (based on the latest weather maps).
Southern Stau means snow in Italy, so it is not surprising that you'll find the most areas with a good base here. There are two non-glacier areas that will open next weekend: San Domico and Monte Rosa.
The following resorts are open in the Italian Piedmont:
In Switzerland you'll have to go to the southernmost areas, not to mention Andermatt, where the season has already started. The Diavolezza is still open until the end of this week, but it closes (temporarily) after Friday afternoon. From that moment the Corvatsch opens.