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Updated: 3.30pm Friday 2 June 2017 - Summer is in control of the Alps

 

After a relatively cold and snowy early May, summer has well and truly established itself in the Alps, with temperatures in the lower valleys typically in the high twenties (occasionally nudging 30°C) over the last few days and a good scattering of heat-induced afternoon thunderstorms. 

Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Austria – Weather to ski – Snow news, 2 June 2017 The Kitzsteinhorn glacier in May 2017 – Photo: facebook.com/Kitzsteinhorn

Needless to say, the snow-line has been racing up the mountain but it is still possible to ski on a number of glaciers this June, most of which are in Austria. For a list of all of the resorts which are open this month, see our blog on where to ski in the Alps in June.

 

Snow conditions are reasonable, given the time of year, with some fresh snow expected at high altitude this weekend and into the first part of next week. 

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Where to ski in the Alps in June

2 June 2017

 

Fraser Wilkin looks at the skiing options available in the Alps this June. 

 

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Updated: 10.15am Tuesday 2 May 2017 – Fabulous snow conditions in the few Alpine resorts still open!

 

The Alpine season is all but finished, despite another big dump over the weekend and yet more snow in the forecast this week.  Lift-served skiing options in the Alps are now mostly limited to the glacier resorts.

Fabulous snow conditions on the Mölltal glacier – 2 May 2017 – Photo: gletscher.co.at Fabulous snow conditions on the Mölltal glacier – 2 May 2017 – Photo: gletscher.co.at

In France you can ski on both glacial and non-glacial terrain (11 runs total) above Val Claret in Tignes.

 

In Switzerland there are four options right now: Zermatt, Engelberg, Glacier 3000 (near Les Diablerets) and the mostly non-glacial slopes of the Corvatsch near St Moritz.

 

In Italy the best option this week is Val Senales, but you can also ski in a very limited capacity on the Presana glacier above Passo Tonale.

 

However, as usual at this time of year, Austria has the greatest number of options open, including Hintertux, Stubai, Kitzsteinhorn (Kaprun), Mölltal, Kaunertal, Pitztal and Dachstein.

 

All the above-mentioned resorts have excellent snow conditions thanks to the recent storms, with temperatures set to remain on the cool side this week.