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November 2019 has started off with 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
Kaunertal Glacier – 4 lifts open, 100cm
Pitztal Glacier – 7 lifts open, 70cm
Sölden Glaciers – 9 lifts open (both glacier areas), 110cm
Stubai Glacier – 11 lifts open, 45cm
Hintertux Glacier – 14 lifts open, 60cm
Kitzbühel (Pass Thurn) – 2 lifts open, 80cm
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier – 11 lifts open, 60cm
Mölltaler Glacier – 4 lifts open, 60cm
Dachstein Glacier – 2 lifts open, 35cm
Austrian Ski Areas Scheduled To Open In November
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 14 November, and its counterpart over in the province of Salzburg, Obertauern, which is planning to open on 20 November.
The weekend of 29/30 November and 01 December will see another 30 or so ski resorts all over the country setting out on the winter season of 2019-2020, including major resorts such as Lech, St Anton, Ischgl, Zell am See and the Saalbach-Hinterglemm area.