Where to ski in the Alps in June
by Fraser Wilkin, Updated: 3 June 2019
June is probably the quietest month for skiing in the Alps, with only a handful of glacier-based options available.
Indeed, as we start June 2019 there are only four lift-served skiing options in the Alps, despite lots of snow at high altitude, especially in the eastern Alps.
Here's a full list of where is open for summer skiing this June, and when...
Val d’Isère plans to open on 8 June until 14 July 2019. The glacier here is served by just two lifts and is by far the smallest of France’s three summer ski options.
Nearby Tignes offers a far bigger ski area and is scheduled to open from 21 June to 4 August 2019.
Les 2 Alpes, France’s largest and most varied summer ski area, opens on 22 June 2019. The glacier here offers 300 acres of terrain and is scheduled to remain open until 24 August 2019.
Surprisingly perhaps, Zermatt is the only resort in Switzerland offering any skiing in June these days. Weather permitting, its extensive glacier endeavours to open 365 days a year.
Options in Italy are limited in June, with only the (underrated) glacier at Passo Stelvio (near Bormio) offering skiing throughout the entire month. The operation here runs through from 1 June until 3 November 2019. It is not open in the winter.
The only other option this year, Cervinia, is scheduled to re-open for the summer season on 29 June 2019. It will then continue to operate until 8 September 2019. Note that most of Cervinia's summer ski area is on the Swiss side (shared with Zermatt).
Austria normally offers the greatest number of skiing options in the Alps in June. However, for a number of reasons (e.g. closures due to lift maintenance) the choice is somewhat reduced for summer 2019.
The glacier above Hintertux is widely regarded as offering the most varied and challenging summer terrain in the Alps and is open 365 days a year.
The Kitzsteinhorn glacier near Kaprun is normally another good option but, despite masses of snow, is this year closed until 29 June. It will then remain open until 21 July 2019.
The Stubai glacier near Innsbruck normally offers a good selection of runs throughout the month but, despite record-breaking snow depths this year, it is only open until 10 June 2019.
The Mölltal glacier starts its summer season on 10 June 2019, but the more limited Dachstein glacier has decided not to open this summer, again despite having huge snow depths.