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We're closing to breaking point in Whitelines' HQ right now...

While some of us are close enough to snowy peaks that they can almost taste it - other parties are stuck in the UK with weather that would be more consistent with a very mild Autumn! And neither location is better off as it stands - as we're all feeling too far away from the scenes that follow!

Scouring the web for early season webcams is paramount to browsing the menu of a michelin star restaurant that is only found in the middle of the dessert - you can see it, you can probably imagine what it would taste like, but you're no closer to getting your hands on the goods.

Nevertheless - here they are, shots from the resorts that are opening their doors right now! We'll be updating this list as often as we can stand it - so be sure to check back soon.

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resorts_open_0000_cervinia

Lifts Open: 12

Slopes Open: 32

Additional Info: Conditions are looking great over on the Italian side of the Matterhorn right now with a great selection of lifts and piste available. Links to Zermatt and the Glacier are open - and the snow coverage looks great!

Website: CERVINIA.IT

resorts_open_0001_davos parsenn

Lifts Open: 19

Slopes Open: 10

Additional Info: Davos currently has lifts open on JacobHorn, Parsenn and Schatzalp with coverage looking OK but still only a relatively small amount of runs going.

Website: DAVOS.CH

resorts_open_0002_diablerets

Lifts Open: 5

Slopes Open: 6

Additional Info: Little to no change up on the Diablerets Glacier which is only open currently with a skeleton selection of lifts and runs, including the Glacier 3000 snowpark. They're reporting 47cm up top.

Website: DIABLERETS.CH

resorts_open_0003_hintertux

Lifts Open: 14

Slopes Open: 46km

Additional Info: It's looking good up top at Hintertux with snow depths up to 185cm! They're currently claiming 46km of piste open.

Website: HINTERTUXGLETSCHER.AT

resorts_open_0004_kitzeinhorn

Lifts Open: 19

Slopes Open: 15

Additional Info: Kitzsteinhorn are reporting some good snow right now up on the Glacier - with 160cm up top, and 60cm at the Alpincentre. Down at Langwied it's currently at 10cm.

Website: KITZSTEINHORN.AT

resorts_open_0005_obergurgl

Lifts Open: 18

Slopes Open: 105km

Additional Info: Obergurgl and neighbouring Hochgurgl are now almost fully open, with 18 out of a possible 21 lifts running across the two resorts, and 105km out of 110km of piste available. Snow depth is currently reporting between 10cm and 95cm.

Website: OBERGURGL.COM

resorts_open_0006_solden

Lifts Open: 23

Slopes Open: 90km

Additional Info: Up on Solden, the scenes from the webcams are looking pretty good! There's a solid layer that's allowing 23 out of 33 lifts to run smoothly, with snow depths between 5cm and 185cm - and 90km out of a possible 145km of piste to use.

Website: OETZTAL.COM

resorts_open_0007_stubai

Lifts Open: 23

Slopes Open: 26

Additional Info: 42km of piste is open up on Stubai - and it's now looking a lot better than the scenes from the opening party. With rideable runs down to the Mittelstation at 2300m and about 2/3rds of the total facilities available.

Website: STUBAIER-GLETSCHER.COM

resorts_open_0008_st moritz corviglia

Lifts Open: 21

Slopes Open: 22

Additional Info: Still on a fairly minimal selection. St Moritz currently has about half the lifts running on Corvatsch and Corviglia at the moment.

Website: STMORITZ.CH

resorts_open_0009_tignes lac

Lifts Open: 22

Slopes Open: 32

Additional Info: Tignes coverage might look a little thin with between 6cm and 50cm even up as high as 3300 - but they must be working hard out there, as they're currently reporting all pistes open!

Website: TIGNES.NET

resorts_open_0010_verbier

Lifts Open: 7

Slopes Open: 5

Additional Info: A low snow depth means verbier is still on a restricted lift count at the moment with between 2 and 37cm of coverage right now, and only 1cm of fresh.

Website: VERBIERBOOKING.COM

resorts_open_0011_zermatt

Lifts Open: 40

Slopes Open: 213km

Additional Info: On the Swiss side of the Matterhorn, lifts have been opening thick and fast. They're currently running 40 out of 54 with a good 80cm of snow above 2900m.

Website: ZERMATT.CH

resorts_open_0012_val thorens three valleys

Lifts Open: 28

Slopes Open: 47

Additional Info: The majority of the action in the Three Valleys area is going on up in Val Thorens at the moment, with a good selection of runs as low as 2500. In Courcheval theres about 3 runs going right now, with Meribel and Les Menuires both showing as closed or out of operation.

Website: LES3VALLEES.COM

resorts_open_0013_val d'isere

Lifts Open: 13

Slopes Open: 18

Additional Info: Val d'Isere is faring just slightly better than Tignes in terms of lifts, there's still a long way to go.

Website: VALDISERE.COM

resorts_open_0014_kitzbuhel

Lifts Open: 9

Slopes Open: 6

Additional Info: Kitzbuhel is reporting 30cm of snow at the summit at the moment, which is currently enough for a small selection of lifts to open.

Website: KITZBUEHEL.COM

resorts_open_0015_laax

Lifts Open: 4

Slopes Open: -

Additional Info: High winds are holding back play at the moment up on Laax with only 4 lifts open, despite a layer of 30cm at Crap Sogn Gion and 125cm at the Vorabgletscher.

Website: KITZBUEHEL.COM

resorts_open_0016_campiglio madonna

Lifts Open: 7

Slopes Open: 7

Additional Info: 12-115cm of snow are helping things along their way up on Madonna Di Campiglio, but there's still more to be done until it's fully operational.

Website: CAMPIGLIO.IT

resorts_open_0017_val gardena

Lifts Open: 27

Slopes Open: 19km

Additional Info: With 5cm of snowfall on Wednesday Val Gardena is gradually building a compact layer. There's currently between 0 and 35cm to work with, which is only allowing 19km out of a possible 461km to run.

Website: VALGARDENA.IT

resorts_open_0007_deux_alpes

Lifts Open: 14

Slopes Open: 18

Additional Info: Coming into December, Deux Alpes was reporting pretty good conditions with 2-80cm the latest status, and at least partial opening of the parks. In fact, for a more in-depth view they've even uploaded this handy video so you can see how it's looking.

Website: 2ALPES.NET