Spring Skiing in Austria

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?

Obergurgl

Skiing at Obergurgl in Austria
Skiing at Obergurgl

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

Skiing at Hochsölden in Austria
Skiing at Hochsölden in Austria

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


Lech

Lech am Arlberg ski resort
Lech am Arlberg

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

Ischgl, TyrolIschgl usually gets a superstar “name” to round off the season – this year it is US rock legend Lenny Kravitz who will be playing at the Top Of The Mountain Concert on April 30. Before that, however, there is an Easter concert on the slopes on April 21 with German singer-songwriter Johannes Oerding.
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Stubai Valley

Stubai Valley, TyrolThe 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 highestslopes in the country.

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Obertauern

Obertauern, SalzburgOver tothe province of Salzburg and their own high-level non-glacier resort of Obertauern. Located at an altitude of 1750m they are planning to stay open through to May 01.

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Kaprun

Kaprun, SalzburgThe glaciers above Kaprun stay open well into the spring, given good snow conditions. The official end of the winter is April 28, but the lift passes then move into a spring period which lasts until May 05 and finally changes into a summer mode where skiing is closed until the beginning of December.
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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!