More ski areas are open in Austria than any other country in the northern hemisphere, and for the first 8 days of June (before ski areas in the southern hemisphere start opening for their 2018 ski season) – more than any other country in the world.
But there’s still not many to choose from – five glacier ski centres to be precise, most offering between 6km and 30km of slopes with base depths at 2.6-4.6m metres and the best skiing in the morning.
There was some fresh snow ibn the latter half of May haver with ski areas reporting up to 35cm of fresh snow.
Two of the five areas – the Stubai (pictured) and Kaunertal glaciers, are due to close after their 9 month ski seasons on June 3rd at the end of Sunday’s skiing.
The other three areas are the Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun (open in to July) and the year round Hintertux and Dachstein glaciers – although actual operations at the latter vary from day to day.