***Update*** Val Thorens have decided to delay the opening of the resort by 1 week, therefore they will now open on 26th November 2011. This was due to low levels of snow and high temperature therefore they can not use snow canons.
Val Thorens have released a statement saying that the resort will be opened as planned on the 19th November 2011. Their statement is as follows:
To answer various questions concerning the opening of the resort, we want to inform you of the following: after a weekend that saw the troubled snow settling above 2500 m on average, Météo France announced a wave cooling for the next few nights, which should enable us to produce snow. To date, we have the capacity to produce enough snow to be completed by November 19 opening of the main pistes with the Funitel Peclet and Cascades chairlift. The opening will be placed under the sign of friendliness with the Ski Force Winter Tour.
At the end of next weekend, depending on the weather, we can estimate the number oftracks that can be opened, and we will issue a new press release Wednesday, November 16.
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