It’s fair to say that ski season in Europe never got going this winter. Resorts in France and Italy have been closed to skiers for the majority of the season, while in Austria, only locals were allowed to access the slopes. But with the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the continent, a number of high-alpine glacier resorts have announced they will be opening for summer skiing.
In Austria, the government has announced that coronavirus restrictions will be eased from May 19th. The Kaunertal glacier, the Molltal glacier, Hintertux, and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, have all announced they will be offering skiing through June and into July in some cases.
In France, Tignes and Val d’Isere will both open mid-June with the goal of staying open through August. Les 2 Alpes hopes to open end of May.
For tourists thinking of sneaking in a quick summer ski trip, the Austrian government said entry into the country would require proof of a past Covid-19 illness, a negative Covid-19 test result, or a vaccination certificate.