The sun’s shining, the grass is slowly turning green instead of brown, but somewhere in Austria they are still skiing…
If you are looking for the final opportunity to get a few turns in before packing the skis away for another season, here is a quick look at some of the main Austrian ski resorts which stay open longer in the season:
Where to go skiing in Austria at the end of the season?
They open early and they close late – of course, an altitude of just under 2000 metres helps with that! Obergurgl is a non-glacier resort but it is a member of the group that are the last to close. This season they are planning to go through to April 24.
More information about Obergurgl skiing
Sölden is one of the main glacier resorts in the Tyrol and also offers summer skiing later on in the year. Sölden takes some pride in being a little bit livelier than its neighbour Obergurgl (Obergurgl residents and visitors might say “brasher”) and heads towards the end of the winter with the two-day Electric Mountain Festival from April 07-08. The final winter date is April 24 although the resort then switches into spring season mode with reduced ski area (glacier only) and tickets until May 08.
More information about Sölden skiing
Another late-closing non-glacier resort where the snow depths are looking pretty good. Lech currently plans to close on April 24 with a restricted number of lifts in operation from April 19.
More information about Lech skiing
Ischgl usually gets a superstar “name” to round off the season for its Top Of The Mountain Concert near the end of April. Whether or not the c0ncert can take place will be decided closer to the end of the season, but the official end of skiing is scheduled for May 01.
More information about Ischgl skiing
The Stubai glacier ski area doesn’t “do” spring closing – they’ll be carrying on through into the summer, snow conditions permitting on some of the highest slopes in the country.
More information about skiing on the Stubai glacier
Over to the province of Salzburg and their own high-level non-glacier resort of Obertauern. Located at an altitude of 1750m the ski area is planning to stay open through to May 01.
More about Obertauern skiing
The glaciers above Kaprun stay open well into the spring, given good snow conditions. The official end of the winter is April 18, but the lift passes then move into a spring period which lasts until May 01 and finally changes into a summer mode where skiing is closed until the beginning of December.
More information about Kaprun skiing
Enjoy the selection of some of the Austrian ski resorts that we cover that are staying open later this year and take the opportunity to say goodbye to the winter properly!