Whilst the tourism board of Kitzbuhel will be delighted, the race organisers of the Kitzbuhel Hahnenkamm FIS ski race are at this time of the year far less welcoming of imminent snow. The forecast is showing heavy snow for the entire weekend in Kitzbuhel and whilst there is ample time to clear the Streif course of snow, the immaculately flat and icy course isn’t appreciative of powder snow at this time of the year. Many other ski pistes in Kitzbuhel and the region are with the mild recent weather and huge amount of visitors over New Year, the slopes are more than ready for the skies to open. So as a new weather front comes down from the north in the coming days and hits the northern Austrian Alps hard the slopes of the region should be happily replenished. Temperatures will be significantly colder and for Kitzbuhel the temperatures are not forecast to rise above zero for the foreseeable future. So wrap up, clip into some fat powder skis or if you are part of the army of staff preparing the worlds’ most fearsome ski piste – get ready to shovel!