Monday, October 20, 2014
Where To Ski and Snowboard In The Alps In October ?
Austria is the leading country for October glacier skiing with the Hintertux, Pitztal, Sölden, Kaprun's Kitzsteinhorn, Molltal and Stubai glaciers already open and due to be joined by the Kaunertal glacier soon.
After a month with no resorts open in France, Tignes re-opened on Saturday, 4th October after a few weeks’ closure since the end of its summer ski season. It will be open until the end of April and it will be the only French resort open until late November. Les 2 Alpes will be open from October 25th to november 2nd.
Glacier ski areas Val Senales and Passo Stelvio will be joined by more glacier ski choices in Italy at the end of October with Cervinia and Passo Tonale openings. At Val Senales 8km of slopes are open with snow depths of 30cm and at Passo Stelvio, one of several claimants to being "Europe’s biggest glacier" 20km of runs are open.
Cervinia will open the weekends of 18th-19th and 25th-26th October then every day from 1st November to 3rd May 2015.
In Switzerland , Saas-Fee (open since last July, picture attached is from 19th October) and Zermatt (always open) have their glaciers open for snow sports.
Engelberg is scheduled to open at the end of October.
The Diavolezza Glacier near St. Moritz has opened on Saturday, 18 October 2014 and the high-lying firn pistes will be opened for carving and snowboarding. Corvatsch and Corviglia will follow on 22 November and open their slopes as well for your winter fun.