Norway Summer-ski Area to Open Early, But Expects “Short and Brutal” Season

STORY BY Patrick Thorne 26th May 2018

Norway’s Stryn glacier summer ski area has announced it will open a week earlier than expected, this Saturday May 26th.

However the ski centre’s operators have warned that temperatures are very high, and they don’t expect the season, originally expected to run from June 1st to July 15th, to last that long due to rapid thawing.

“We have a new opening date of this Saturday May 26th as we have received a clear signal that the road will open.  Then, of course, we’ll start the lift at 10am, off we go!” a social media post from the centre’s operators reads, continuing,

“However with temperatures of 11-15 degrees Celsius at night in the last 14 days, the snow disappears fast. This will be a very short and brutal season. …we hope for cold nights!”

The Stryn Glacier is one of three summer-only ski areas in Norway.  The other two, Folgefonn (Fonna) and Galdhoppigen have longer seasons and have already opened for 2018.

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