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GLACIER SKIING

Now, we really love skiing but the time off work necessary to travel to the Southern Hemisphere, along with the eye watering airline tickets to get there means that riding the Andes Mountains just isn’t realistic as an annual trip. To brush up on our skills in preparation for the 2017/18 winter season, you’ll be finding us at one of the following European Glaciers. 


Hintertux, Austria

Open 13th May - 6th October 2017

 

Hintertux Glacier

You can ski 365 days a year on the trusty slopes of Hintertux – the only resort in Austria where this is possible. At 3,250m above sea level, Hintertux Glacier offers the ultimate powder hound a paradise in the winter and proves year after year to have incredible summer ski conditions due to the melting of snow during the day and cold conditions at night on top of continual snow fall even in September!

Saas Fee, Switzerland

Open 15th July - 31st October 2017

 

Saas Fee

Allalin Glacier in Saas Fee stands at a mighty 3,600m above sea level. Not only do you catch a ride up the mountain in a funicular train, once there, you’ll have access to 20km of pistes along with a freestyle park to rival the best summer parks in the world. Do we even need to mention that there’s a revolving restaurant and ice grotto?

Zermatt – Cervinia, Switzerland/Italy

Open 24th April - 24th November (Zematt) / Open 28th June – 10th September 2017 (Cervinia) 

 

View of the Matterhorn, Zermatt

Opening times for Glacier Skiing vary. In the case of Zermatt/Cervinia case, you’ll find lifts operate from 7am – 2pm during the summer but you’ll find lift prices at around half the price of what they are during winter. From June through to September, 23km of red/blue runs are open across Zermatt and Cervinia whom share a ski area.  Cervinia is one of the smaller Italian glaciers but combined with Zermatt, an intermediate skier would have more than enough space and feel comfortable on the fairly flat terrain. 


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