The ski season may be winding down and most ski area have closed, but dozens of resorts with ski slopes up to high altitudes, or located at northerly latitudes in Scandinavia are still happy to welcome you to ski. About 100 are currently still open, although half of these will close after the coming weekend.
Remarkably, conditions are some of the best they’ve been this season up high and up north, thanks to colder than average weather and plenty of natural snowfall in April. Some resorts have reported over a metre of fresh snow at 3,000m in the last week and Tignes is currently posting the deepest snowpack there’s been anywhere in Europe all winter – at 452cm (over 15 feet) on the Grande Motte glacier.
Another good reason to go skiing in the next month is that prices and down, the slopes uncrowded and resorts are saying on lots of fun, springtime events, to try to keep people skiing and snowboarding.
Here are some of the resorts staying open into May 2023 (please notes that dates can change)
Ischgl, Obergurgl, Obertauern (picture above), Stubai to May 1st; then the Kaunertal, Kitzsteinhorn and Mölltal glaciers are open through to May 29th; the Hintertux Glacier (above) aims to stay open year round.
Ylläs and Pyhä to May 1st, then Levi and Ruka (above) close on May 7th after a 7 month ski season.
Chamonix is open to May 1st then Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens to May 7th. Les 2 Alpes (pictured above back in March) is closed the last week of April but reopens for glacier skiing all month and into June),
Zugspitze to May 1st.
Hemsedal (pictured above and top) to May 1st, Stryn Glacier open for month from 4th June, Fonna Glacier from 6th June and the Galdhopiggen glacier will open too.
Jasna to May 1st
Kanin on weekends to May 1st (often extending seasion)
Riksgransen closes 28th May.
Andematt (Gemsstock freeride area – pictured above), Samnaun to May 1st; Adelboden, the Diavolezza glacier near St Moritz, Engelberg and Glacier 3000 near Gstaad and Les Diablerets currently aiming for May 7th. Zermatt aims to stay open year round.
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