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Skiing in mid December
Posted September 23rd, 2012 - 12:01 am by from Palaio Faliro, Greece (Permalink)
Hello csers!!!
I am planning to go to Austria for skiing with friends on 15th December till 19th. I have no idea hows the snow there during that period. So I would like to know which ski resorts will be good for those dates. We have checked some ski areas on the web that they re known for being open early season, like Mayerhofen, Hinterux, Ishgl. But still I would love to know your opinion on the matter. Which ski resort has good snow, reasonable prices and its not very freezing either hehe? Is Kitzbuehel good for skiing in December? Any info would be much appreciated. And of course anyone who wants can join us! Thanks in advance!

Posted September 24th, 2012 - 12:34 pm by from Reisstrasse, Austria (Permalink)
Hi there,

As you said hintertuxer glacier is famous for long after and early season, season starts in october.
http://www.bergfex.com/hintertux/

Another big one is Planai, they probably have a lot of artificial snow. (i mean every austrian ski resort use a lot artificial snow but Planai have the money for it, to use the cannons early ;))
http://www.planai.at/winter/en/Home.html

and my favorite for freeride, powder and price is Tauplitz, but it's too early to tell if they have mid december good powder.
http://www.bergfex.com/tauplitz/

Cheers

Posted October 1st, 2012 - 10:42 am by from Innsbruck, Austria (Permalink)
Hello,

as I'm from the Montafon valley where you have several opportunities for skiing I could warmly recommed this to you.
http://www.montafon.at/en/holiday_worlds/piste_fans/skiing

As your dates are early in the winter season, I would recommend a glacier skiing area or skiing areas which are min. 1500m above sea level.
I've been to Kauntertal, Hintertux and Zell am See/Kaprun so far. All are nice.
http://www.bergfex.com/oesterreich/gletscher/

Also the Arlberg mountain is a great place to go, but cost intensive.

For mostly all big skiing areas the ski pass costs around the same. Small resorts, which will probably not have a lot of snow that time are cheaper.

Have fun,
Alex