Spring Snowboarding within the Austrian Tirol

Who doesn’t love spring snowboarding? The times are longer, the pistes are quieter, there’s usually fabulous late season snow and plenty of enjoyable occasions to take pleasure in. But it surely’s necessary to select your resorts rigorously. We take a look at good bets for spring snowboarding within the Austrian Tirol. NEW

St. Anton am Arlberg

St Anton is an efficient alternative any time within the season however we find it irresistible within the spring.

Referred to as the “Cradle of Alpine snowboarding”, its slopes reaching 2,811 metres and there’s loads of terrain.

There are greater than 300 km of pistes, plus 200 km of off-piste itineraries.

Off-Piste in St Anton – picture © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, Jakub Sedivy

You’ll be able to problem your self to finish the Run of Fame – a circuit that winds its means via your entire Arlberg ski space with 65 km of slopes and 18,000 metres vertical.

On twenty third April 2022, it’s the well-known White Thrill race.

When the lifts shut, round  555 skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers assemble on the Valluga Ridge for the mass begin, eager to beat the file of eight minutes and 14 seconds that was achieved by Paul Schwarzacher in 2011.

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It’s the biggest glacier ski resort in Austria that’s perfect for all ranges of skier and snowboarder.

Its mountains, which peak at greater than 3,000 metres above sea stage, assure snow till June.

Stubai – picture © Andreschoenherr

For households, there’s the Huge Household Ski Camp, the Youngsters’ Line within the Stubai Zoo snowpark, and the youngsters’s restaurant at Gamsgarten mountain station.

Plus, on seventeenth April 2022, Stubai will run an Easter Egg Hunt at Schlick 2000, with every treasure hunter receiving an Easter shock.

Freeride skiers and snowboarders can sort out the Powder Division, which provides a variety of strains for backcountry addicts.

On the finish of the day you may take pleasure in a meal on the Schaufelspitz – the world’s highest-located toque-awarded restaurant with views throughout the valley.

It’s on the prime of the Eisgrat cable automobile.

Guests fascinated with tradition will discover a number of museums close by, plus a birds of prey centre in Telfes.

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Residence to Tirol’s highest mountain, the biggest glacier ski resort within the Jap Alps, and the tallest waterfall within the area, the Ötztal Valley is a superb alternative for spring.

The valley contains Sölden and Sölden Glacier, the excessive elevation ski resort of Gurgl, and the family-friendly Hoch-Oetz.

Hoch-Oetz – Picture © Nadja Frischmann (Bergbahnen Hochoetz)

Sitting at 1,930 metres, Obergurgl is called one among Europe’s most snow-sure resorts, and even when it’s working low on the white stuff, snow cannons cowl roughly 99 %.

Sölden has entry two glaciers.

On seventh – eighth April 2022, Sölden will have fun the top of the season with the Electrical Mountain Competition.

The Aqua Dome – residence to 12 swimming pools, seven saunas and 4 eating places and bars – is price a go to.

It has a ‘Moonlight Bathing’ bundle on Friday, so there’s no want to depart when the celebrities come out.

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Austria’s highest resort is simply 34km from Innsbruck.

A part of the Ski Plus Metropolis Move, a ski carousel made up of 13 winter-sports areas, Kühtai has 12 ski lifts accessing greater than 40 km of well-groomed slopes perfect for assured skiers and snowboarders. Plus 75 per cent of the runs are serviced by snowmaking machines.

There are north-facing pistes below the Alpenrosenlift and Hohemutbahn lifts.

For freestylers there’s the KPark, full with a collection of jumps and rails. whereas inexperienced persons and youngsters can take pleasure in a extra relaxed session on the KidsPark.

There’s ski-touring terrain to discover, particularly across the Sulzkogel (3,016 m) and the Pirchkogel (2,828 m) mountains.

There’s evening snowboarding too with the piste down from the Zum Kaiser Maximilian hut open till 11:30 pm twice per week.

The Ski Plus Metropolis Move permits you to go to different resorts shut by.

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The tip of season  Prime of the Mountain Spring Live performance is known.

This season a classical artist will carry out on Ischgl’s open-air stage at 2,300 metres on 2nd April 2022.

Live performance entry is free with a sound carry go, which is important to entry the live performance enviornment.

Ischgl has snow-sure slopes, a traditional-style village with a traffic-free core and a modern-lift system.

Regardless of not having a glacier, the resort is excessive and a lot of the 238km of pistes are north dealing with and above 2,000 metres.

Ischgl – Picture © Paznaun-Ischgl

There are a number of bars and award-winning eating places.

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Residence to the second smallest underground railway on the earth, and a car-free village, Serfaus – along with Fiss and Ladis – type a part of a preferred and well-known ski space, recognized to the locals because the ‘Oberes Gericht’.

With slopes reaching 2,828 metres above sea stage, it’s perfect for some late season turns.

Households love Serfaus due to its cruisey-blue slopes, massive youngsters’s space and Murmlipark – operated by the Skischule Serfaus – which has loads of points of interest for teenagers.

With nearly 70 lifts and cable vehicles connecting the community of pistes, the three enjoyable parks, and thrilling backcountry snowboarding, there’s loads of choices for extra assured skiers and snowboarders.

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis – Picture © Sepp Mallaun

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Hintertux Glacier is residence to the one ski resort in Austria open three hundred and sixty five days a yr (topic to climate circumstances).

It’s on the finish of the Zillertal Valley, near the Olperer mountain at 3,476 metres.

Image ©Hintertuxer Gletscher

Hintertux – Picture © Hintertuxer Gletscher

It provides powder snowboarding in winter and glorious circumstances on the slopes effectively into spring.

Because the season begins drawing to an in depth in April, it’s nonetheless doable to carve down the 12 km run in entrance of the Frozen Wall or take advantage of the kickers on the Betterpark and on the new enjoyable slope close to the Sommerbergalm cable automobile.

After every day of snowboarding,  the Hohenhaus Tenne Hintertux will be discovered on the backside of the gondola the place you may sit again within the solar with a pint, absorbing the end-of-season rays.

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For extra details about the Tirol area, go to

COVID-19:  On twenty fourth January, Austria eased restrictions for journey from the UK.   The web site gives an outline of the variety of circumstances in Tirol, up to date day by day, in addition to data on journey restrictions presently in place, security measures within the areas and particulars on what that you must know when travelling again to your house nation.

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