Glacier Skiing Reopens in Austria

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Two of Austria’s summer ski areas have reopened after the country-wide shutdown to protect against the Corona virus.

Skiing on the glaciers at Hintertux in the Tyrol and the Kitzsteinhorn in Salzburg started from 29.05.20, which also coincides with the relaxing of restrictions on accommodation and restaurants from the same date.

However there are still quarantine rules and border restrictions for people travelling into Austria – a planned relaxation of these rules is scheduled for mid-June if there is no increase following the latest changes.

Restrictions also still apply to those taking advantage of the ski facilities on the glacier:

  • maintaining social distancing of one metre
  • mouth-nose protection in all indoor facilities and on all lifts
  • contactless payment preferred

The Hintertux glacier reported 11 lifts running on the first morning with a wide variety of runs and with a base of up to 315cm of snow. The ski season here usually runs all year round.

More information about the Hintertux Glacier Ski Area

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier reported seven lifts in operation with three runs open on a snow base of up to 300cm. The ski season here is planned to run into late July.

More information about the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Area

Kaprun Austria
The Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun