Austrian Ski Area to Open a Week Early This Friday

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Could winter really already be here? Even though Fall—let alone winter—hasn’t even started yet, one Austrian glacier ski area is set to open on Friday, September 10—a week earlier than expected.

Solden ski area in Austria, which has 31 lifts and 144 kilometers of ski trails, announced earlier this year that it would open in early October if conditions allowed. But that was before the heavy snowfall that impacted the Alps late last month, and now conditions are sufficient for the glacier to open for ski season this Friday, according to InTheSnow.

Four ski areas are currently open in Europe right now:

  • Saas Fee – Switzerland
  • Zermatt/Cervinia – Switzerland/Italy
  • Hintertux – Austria
  • Passo Stelvio – Italy

Solden will be the fifth ski area open in Europe as of Friday. InTheSnow reports that the Stubai Glacier and Mölltal may also open for winter operations sometime this month.


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