29th September 2022
It comes as fresh snow is continuing to fall with many resorts looking rather wintery. The autumn snow will make little difference for the ski season ahead, but has certainly helped the glacier ski areas. More open in Austria and Cervinia in Italy fires up some lifts. NEW
It has been a promising start for those wishing to ski in the glaciers areas of the Alps.
There has been up to half a metre of fresh snow at altitude in parts of the Alps and it is set to continue in the coming days.
We reported on it in this earlier article on PlanetSKI at the start of the week and we have been updating each day:
So, what is it like, country by country, in terms of snow falling and ski areas opening?
Stubai lifts start to run at 08.00 on Saturday October 1st.
The glacier resort in the Tirol is a magnet for those wanting to make some early season turns and things are looking promising.
Another area in Austria opening is the Molltaler glacier.
The only glacier ski area to have been able to remain open across the summer as high temperatures hit the glaciers hard was Hintertux in the Tirol.
Autumn skiing and snowboarding is now underway.
Val Senales and Passo Stelvio are already open.
This weekend they are joined by Cervinia in the Aosta Valley.
There are no glacier ski areas open in the French Alps but Tignes and Les2Alpes are scheduled to open shortly.
It’s just over a fortnight until the French 22-23 ski season is due to start at @2alpes and @tignesofficiel Fresh snow down to about 1500m in the French Alps this week has everyone excited. Pictured @avoriaz1800_officiel @morzineofficiel @laclusazskiresort pic.twitter.com/xiqv7C9o13
— Snow Forecast.com (@SnowForecast) September 29, 2022
— weathertoski (@weathertoski) September 27, 2022
Meanwhile the non-glacier area of Val Thorens has seen some fresh snow.
It is due to open in the second half of November and PlanetSKI will be on its slopes as the lifts start turning.
Here is what it looks like now as the snow falls.
Zermatt has re-opened its glacier slopes.
It is preparing for the new cross-border FIS downhill races.
See more here:
Here at PlanetSKI we will be updating this article as snow falls and ski areas open.
Do check back…