GLACIER SKIING - AUSTRIAN GLACIERS TOP THE WORLD
Austrians need to ski. So from October through to June the main glacier skiing areas in Austria see anything from a steady flow during the week to hordes on the weekends heading to get early season snow. The 08/09 season kicked off in great fashion with 40cm of powder snow on the 5th October! Throughout the winter the snow quality can be outstanding on the Austrian glaciers and the facilities just as good. Austrian glacier skiing is not a niche activity – these are serious ski areas with top facilities and superb snow.
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Solden has 2 glaciers, a superb ski area beneath them and some of the best après ski in the Alps. Solden is big and well equipped, Hochsolden totally ski-in, ski-out.
The Stubai Glacier skiing, ski lifts and facilities are about as they get for glacier skiing. Located just south of Innsbruck has superb snow and skiing for intermediates and is great for kids.
The Hintertux Glacier has some of the steepest glacier skiing in Austria as well as a resort located at its base station. Skiing on the Hintertux Glacier takes place year round.
The Kaunertal Glacier has the wildest setting in Austria, located at the far reaches of the Kaunertal valley. There is no accommodation directly at the Kaunertal Glacier.
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is part of the Zell am See / Kaprun ski region and is included in the local ski ticket. Views toward Zell am See are pretty special and the skiing ideal for intermediates.
The Pitztal Glacier offers the highest skiing in Austria at 3440m and is the launch pad for ski tours to Wildspitze, the highest peak in Tirol. The Pitztal Glacier has a resort close to its base station.
Located on the opposite side of the valley to Schladming and offering the highest skiing in the region, the Dachstein Glacier has jaw dropping scenery and is the starting point of many regional ski tours.
GLACIER SKIING LATEST
- March 17, 2014
A very good day to be on the Pitztal Glacier
- March 5, 2014
King of the Castle
- December 6, 2013
More snow sure than ever – for now
- November 23, 2013
Apres ski up and running
- October 29, 2013
Making snow on the Pitztal Glacier
- October 24, 2013
FIS season kicks off in Solden this weekend
- October 21, 2013
A ski through the Pitztal Glacier – the highest skiing in Austria
- October 19, 2013
The highest bar in Austria
- October 16, 2013
Snow report from the glacier
- October 13, 2013
80cm of powder on the Stubai Glacier