There was a mix of sun and cloud over the Dolomites, where a large range of terrain is now open to ski, though for the most part this is pisted runs only, with a large amount of the coverage being man made, while the areas outside of marked runs only offering limited coverage.
Fresh snow fell in much of the more western and most northerly ski areas, coming down especially heavily over resorts such as Livigno (27/140cm) and Bormio (10/120cm), leading to great conditions. On Thursday 6th, there was a mix of sun and clouds in the Monte Rosa, though as you moved closer to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, the cloud grew heavier, with the potential for new coverage at altitude. Courmayeur (10/60cm), Pila, and Cervinia (10/220cm) continued to benefit from some of the best snow in the alps.
Further south, Sestriere (0/40cm) was the first resort to open in the Milky Way ski area, though only with a small proportion of its terrain operational. At lower altitudes, the other constituent resorts were in need of further snow before good skiing was on offer.