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Kaunertal Glacier Opens for Skiing

The Austrian ski area joins three others in the Tirol that are currently open for spring skiing and snowboarding.

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Kaunertal fired up the lifts at 7am  on  Saturday, but only for those with a negative Covid-19 test.

On Fridays to Sundays the lifts run between 7am and 3pm.

Mondays to Thursdays they are open 7am to 1pm.

The Nörderjoch lift, Falginjochbahn, Ferner lift and the Snowpark Kaunertal are all accessible.

The Weißsee glacier restaurant will re-open from 19th May.

Kaunertal says a negative Covid test is required to use the lifts and ski slopes and anyone wishing to ski should be prepared to show proof at the lift stations to avoid unnecessary waiting times.

Stubai glacier has also been open at weekends only and was due to close on 16th May but has extended its spring season to 6th June.

Pitztal and Hintertux glaciers will remain open.

Pitztal opened on 17th April and is due to close on 6th June.

Hintertux is a year-round ski area, subject to conditions.

Sölden is closed and due to re-open in the autumn when it will host the first World Cup giant slalom races of the new season.

A men’s and women’s GS are scheduled for 23rd and 24th October.

Skiing in Soelden, Austria in October 2015 – photo PlanetSKI

The open slopes are good news as summer approaches, especially if travel to and from countries in Europe gets easier.

The Tirol is one of the best options for getting some turns in and enjoying the rest of what the mountains have to offer in summer.

Fingers crossed.

Kaunertal on 29th April 2019 – Image © PlanetSKI

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