Skiing in Austria – November

The skiing in Austria is already up and running with the glacier ski area above Sölden hosting its regular opening of the World Cup ski season.

The snow at the beginning of November 2022 has been affected by the warm temperatures of a ‘golden autumn’ but the forecast for the first weekend is for some welcome snowfall at higher elevations, helping the glacier resorts which are already up and running. Here is an overview of the ski areas which are already open with their snow depths at the time of posting:

Open Ski Areas in Austria

Sölden glacier
Rettenbach glacier above Sölden

Kaunertal Glacier – 3 lifts open, 55cm
Pitztal Glacier – 6 lifts open, 55cm
Sölden Glaciers – 9 lifts open (both glacier areas), 84cm
Stubai Glacier – 11 lifts open, 10cm
Hintertux Glacier – 15 lifts open, 65cm

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier – 9 lifts open, 50cm

Mölltaler Glacier – 0 lifts open, closed

Dachstein Glacier – no skiing in winter 2022/23

Austrian Ski Areas Scheduled To Open In November

Skiing at Obergurgl in Austria
Skiing at Obergurgl

The main ski resorts which will be opening earlier than the end of November are the high altitude Tyrolean village of Obergurgl, which is currently scheduled for an opening on 17 November, and its counterpart over in the province of Salzburg, Obertauern, which is planning to open in mid-November.

The weekend of 26/27 November and 03 December will see another 30 or so ski resorts all over the country setting out on the winter season of 2022-2023, including major resorts such as Lech, St Anton, Ischgl, Zell am See and the Saalbach-Hinterglemm area.