According to the latest weather reports it looks like spring will be temporarily put on hold next week as some areas could get up to 50cms of fresh snow.
For the resorts that will still be open it's a fitting end to what has been, after all, an exceptional snow season. Snow is forecast across Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France - so for all die-hards the last ski of the season could well be in fresh powder.
Whilst a lot of ski resorts are closed or closing this weekend, those that are left have a few fun things up their sleeves to entertain visitors.
The highlight of Ischgl's last weekend is the Top of the Mountain party at lunchtime on 2nd May, starring Kylie Minogue, and is free if you have a lift pass.
Chamonix's lifts are open until 10th May - buy a 2 day Mont Blanc Unlimited pass and get the second day for just 1€.
Tignes ski area is open until 5th May, and the glacier continues until 11th May. The weekend of 2nd -3rd May sees the traditional Black Shoes, a telemark event, with live music in the evening.
Other resorts which continue into May include Saas Fee and Obergurgl. It looks like winter 2008-9 will go out with a bang!