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A lot has been happening across the Alps recently as winter creeps ever closer and the snow starts falling at altitude.

early snow still falling in the alps

Early skiing opportunities on the glaciers are looking even better after more snowfall late last week and over the weekend. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier near Zell am See in Austria looks like powder heaven right now, and the resort commented on the ‘dreamlike conditions’ when they posted this photo on their Facebook page on Saturday.

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Austria seems like the place to be in the Alps right now, with resorts such as Solden reporting snow falling on Sunday and Hintertux was celebrating the opening of the ‘Betterpark’ on the 5th of October. The ski park is one of the earliest to open in the Alps and the resort marked the occasion with a 3-day party to welcome the snow and have some fun on the kickers and rails. 

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Autumn seems to have skipped a year as far as we can tell, as we saw yet more of the white stuff fall in the Arlberg region of Austria. St Christoph got a dusting late last week, and Lech had its first snowfall of the season in the village! This snap of the snow settling on the ground should get a lot of people in the mood for skiing.

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Some resorts such as Obergurgl might not be drowning in snow just yet, but that isn’t stopping the prep for the start of the season. They were firing up the cannons this weekend ready to open next month. 

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However, Austria wasn’t the only country to get some action recently. Engelberg, Switzerland, announced that skiing on the Titlis glacier starts today (Wednesday 11th Oct), It joins several other high-altitude resorts across the Alps to offer great early ski options. The French resort of Val Thorens also got a glimpse of snow on Sunday, so the mountains are turning white all over the Alps.