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While most of us are still in summer mode, a few lucky skiers and snowboarder in Europe are getting a head start on winter.

Two European ski resorts in Austria plan on opening THIS WEEKEND after a huge, earlier-than-usual storm in the Alps.

Pitztal Glacier and Stubai Glacier ski areas have both announced to start turning the lifts at 8:30am on Saturday, 16th September (if conditions allow).

PHOTO CREDIT: Pitztal Glacier

“In a few days it starts again – Saturday, 16. September 2017. It looks really wintry out on the roof of the Tyrol,” said Pitztaler Gletscher.

Pitztal is located on Tyrol’s highest glacier, known for its fantastic powder in spectacular alpine scenery. Today, the resort received 4” of fresh snow with a depth of 12”. It’s expected to dump another 12” of snow over the next few days.

Stubai Glacier, also opening September 16th, is also having a great start to the season. Since September started, the resort has already recieved 25”.

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  • Jopay Velarde

    It’s snowboarding time again and I got this GoPro gimbal recently in time for this year’s snowathon. It’s the EVO GP Pro and it’s the best for snowboarding videos. Check it out here https://www.evogimbals.com/…/evo-gp-pro-gopro-gimbal…. It’s got a 1 year local warranty off of Bend, OR and it’s pretty stable.

  • Bob D.

    I’ve been to Stubai. Glacier skiing is never as good as going to some multi-mountain resort such as Vail. But it’s pretty cool to get out there basically in the dead of summer. Beware the falls; remember under that blanket of snow is stone hard ice, hurts.

    • sapfly

      I’ve been there as well, and is like what you’ll find out east, not that great.

  • PCskigalJA

    Skiing on a 12″ glacier base? I think I’ll wait.