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Winter has shown it’s never far away in the mountains, with many glaciers receiving fresh snow on Thursday. Up to 10cm fell at Zermatt and Presena Glacier on Thursday and Friday.
The Molltal Glacier in Austria is now closed until the official start of the summer ski season, which is 21st June. Hintertux, Kaprun and Stubai are all still open and offering excellent skiing on last weekend’s fresh snow.
They’re still skiing at Whistler in Canada. It’s near the end of the winter season now but there’s still plenty of snow on the upper mountain. We don’t report on Banff in the summer but Sunshine Village is still open, with another week left of the winter ski season.
All of our featured southern hemisphere skiing locations are yet to open for the 2013 ski season.
The temperature has finally dropped in Whistler (134cm) after a very hot spell of weather last week where temperatures rose to 20c on the mountain. Blackcomb Mountain is still open for skiing every day from 10am until the end of May. The Horstman Glacier is then open for the short summer ski season from the end of June until the end of July.
It’s a similar story at Timberline (292cm). They’ve still got a great snow depth on the upper mountain which should ensure a good summer of skiing and boarding on the higher areas. There could be a dusting of snow later this week as the temperature drops a bit, but this will be confined to the upper mountain.
The resorts we feature in Australia are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.
Austria snow reports
Austrian glacier areas are enjoying the great snow on offer at the moment. Thursday 16th May was a cloudy day across the majority of the area with fairly low temperatures up high.
45km of runs were available on Thursday at Hintertux (305cm). They’re expecting some fresh snow at the end of this week and over the weekend which should give conditions a boost.
The Stubai Glacier (220cm) is also open, with five lifts serving a good amount of open runs. They’re expecting up remain open until 5th July so it’s a fairly short summer season. Make the most of it while they’re open.
France snow reports
The glacier at Tignes (275cm) was closed on Thursday. Light snow is expected higher up which should provide great conditions for the weekend.
Val d’Isere is closed until the summer ski season starts on the Pissaillis glacier at the end of June.
Les Deux Alpes also plans to open for their summer skiing season on 22nd June.
Italy snow reports
The Presena Glacier (450cm) at Passo Tonale was covered in a fresh layer of snow on Thursday 16th May. Three lifts are open at the moment on the glacier with access to two runs. While skiing is fairly limited the snow is in great condition, especially with the layer of fresh snow on top.
Val Senales is closed until 3rd October, when they’ll reopen as a very early start to the winter season.
The resorts we feature in New Zealand are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.
The resorts we feature in South America are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.
Switzerland snow reports
It was snowing in Switzerland on Thursday 16th May. Around 5cm of fresh snow fell on the glacier at Zermatt (210cm). Conditions up there are excellent and the fresh snow is expected to keep falling all weekend and into next week. This should give some May powder days.
Saas Fee plans to open for their summer skiing season on 27th July.