Mount Norquay at Banff and Bormio in Italy have both opened today (Halloween – 31st October, 2009) for the 09-10 winter season. Both areas will be open weekends only for the first few weeks of November before opening full time. Les 2 Alpes in France has also been open for a special festival but will close now through to re-opening in late November for the winter season. Cervinia, which had been open weekends only in October, is now open full time. In Switzerland Les Diablerets has opened for winter 2009-10 with the glacier ski area ‘Glacier 3000’ open, and currently offering the Dôme ski lift and parts of the Snow Park to skiers and snowboarders. There are several lines of a different level with tables, rails as well as boxes ready for use in the park. Depending on snow conditions, the rest of the 10 installations and 25 km of ski runs will be made available and remain open until May 3rd, 2008. The status of available runs and installations will be regularly updated on www.glacier3000.ch. Other resorts due to open in the next week include Lake Louise and Nakiska in Alberta, Canada and Keystone and Copper Mountain in Colorado, USA as well as Hemsedal in Norway. Resorts already open include Sunday river in Maine and Arapahoe basin and Loveland in Colorado, USA as well as Kitzbuhel in Austria, Ruka in Finland and several dozen others.