We finally had a proper snowfall in the Alps. The amount of snow the Alps received over the weekend exceeded all expectations and allowed ski season opening in many ski resorts. The temperature dropped signifficantly across the board and allowed snow cannons to work at full capacity. This week we are going to see a lot of snow production as all destinations take advantage of low temperatures.
If you have been postponing your ski holiday booking because of poor snow, there are no more excuses. Even lower resorts offer reasonable skiing and will be 100% open within 10-14 days. Late January and February are going to be excellent time for skiing. Here’a a look at some popular ski resorts in Austria and Italy
Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang is more than 50% open. Current forecast expects 30 cm of fresh snow in the next 2 days and further moderate falls during the week. The resort should be 100% open within 3-5 days.
Austria’s largest ski resort the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser has more than 115 km out of 280 km open. Several valley runs are open which proves decent conditions. Low temperatures allow snow production.
Schladming is not the highest of Austria’s skiing areas. Yet, this excellent resort is nearly fully open with 100 out of 120 km runs available to skiers and boarders. Valley runs are open.
No more “just Hintertux glacier” in the Zillertal ski resort. The Mayrhofen 3000 and Zillertal Arena are 70%+ open and offering excellent conditions with fresh and aritificial snow. The picture above shows the village of Mayrhofen.
The entire Sella Ronda (connected ski areas of Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Arabba and Alta Badia) offer very good skiing. We suggest having a look at accommodation in Val di Fassa as the valley offers great value for money with easy access to the entire ski area.
The ski resort Kronplatz in South Tyrol has improved skiing condtitions. As of today 80 km (out of 116) of slopes are open for skiers and boarders. Snow cannons work around the clock.
These were just six popular ski resorts in the Alps. Dozens of skiing destinations small and large are opening more and more slopes these days. France and Switzerland are looking very good. The skiing time in the Alps just started and late January and February skiing looks promising.