Where to ski in the Alps in June
by Fraser Wilkin, 2 June 2017
June is probably the quietest month for skiing in the Alps, with only a handful if glacier based options available, most of which are in Austria.
Here's a full list of where is open for summer skiing this June, and when...
Val d’Isère plans to open on 10 June until 16 July 2017. 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 24 June to 6 August 2017.
Les 2 Alpes, France’s largest and most varied summer ski area, opens on 23 June 2017. The glacier here offers 300 acres of terrain and is scheduled to remain open until 2 September 2017.
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 28 May until early November 2017. It is not open in the winter.
The only other option this year, Cervinia, is scheduled to re-open for the summer season on 28 June 2017. It will then continue to operate until 10 September 2017. Note that most of Cervinia's summer ski area is on the Swiss side (shared with Zermatt).
Austria has the greatest number of skiing options in the Alps in June.
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 next best option is the Kitzsteinhorn glacier near Kaprun, which stays open until 23 July 2017.
A good selection of runs is also available on the Stubai glacier, but only until 18 June 2017.
The Mölltal glacier starts its summer season on 15 June 2017, while the more limited Dachstein glacier is already open and will remain so as long as conditions permit.