Snow Conditions in Austria (01 December 2008)
Snow fell across Austria over the weekend. Up to 35cm fell on the upper slopes at some resorts.
Obergurgl (70/246cm) is reporting 30cm of fresh snow on Monday morning in time for the lifts opening and the snowfalls are expected to continue through the day. Their upper base of 246cm is usually common in March, so to have a base that deep in December is fantastic. Only four lifts are open and the heavy snow means visibility is very poor so take care on the mountain.
The Ski Welt area opened some lifts over the weekend. Ellmau (20/50cm) had good conditions and with fresh snow forecast it should be great when the Ski Welt opens daily from 6th November.
The Arlberg region is now open daily. St Anton (50/110cm), Lech 50/105cm) and Zurs (55/105cm) are all operating a total of fifty lifts. Great powder was on offer at each resort at the weekend and it is snowing again on Monday!