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Kitzsteinhorn in june: genius or madness?

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Hi peeps


By one of those coincidences, I will be able to be close to Kitzsteinhorn glacier in june and I have the chance of going a couple of days to ski in this glacier. I've mailed them and they are sure that it will be open in june, btw

 

Since I barely consider myself intermediate (last season was my first, but I got like 20 days of snow), I was wondering if I will "have fun" in there.

 

Im aware that conditions might not be as good, but such is my addiction these days that I went to ski in absolutely all the worst days last season (end of season slush, snow storm, completely icy piste, etc), so I hope that a bad piste wont put me away.


So what do you think? Is it on my reach to do this, taking in consideration that I have never been in "glacier conditions"?

 

I will be in the middle of another trip so to carry the ski boots and other gear will be an overhead, so the ski better be good :)

 

 

Cookie

post #2 of 6

I'll be in that area June 6 - 8 myself, but having put 83 days in, the last thing I want to do is lug skis over.  Although my daughter is making noises about renting....  I think once she sees the snow quality, she'll choose just some hiking.

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Hi IceCookie.The skiing is really easy up there. There are several gentle pistes and from memory not much of any difficulty. It's certainly within the reach of a first or second week skier. The conditions are variable and it can be very wintery even in June but just as likely to be slushy after a frozen start. The scenery is spectacular and there are some great places to visit nearby when skiing's over for the day. Kaprun's a nice village and Zell am See only 15 minutes away by bus with a beautiful lake. It's a great area. Lots of other things to do; the mountain biking is excellent.

post #4 of 6

If it we me, I'd definitely go. Every new experience is going to help you develop. A second recommendation, get there early. Glacier skiing in the summer often starts very early and ends early.

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Originally Posted by Adie View Post

Hi IceCookie.The skiing is really easy up there. There are several gentle pistes and from memory not much of any difficulty. It's certainly within the reach of a first or second week skier. The conditions are variable and it can be very wintery even in June but just as likely to be slushy after a frozen start. The scenery is spectacular and there are some great places to visit nearby when skiing's over for the day. Kaprun's a nice village and Zell am See only 15 minutes away by bus with a beautiful lake. It's a great area. Lots of other things to do; the mountain biking is excellent.

I haven't done the glacier, but have skied at Zell am See.  As Adie says, Zell is near the glacier and set beside a beautiful lake.  I'm sure even if the ski terrain is mediocre (see here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Kitzsteinhorn_01.JPG  ) the rest of the experience in a glorious mountain environment will be brilliant.  Believe the summer glacier skiing entails 825m/2700' of vertical.  The town of Zell am See probably draws more tourists in summer than winter:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Zeller_See_Zell_Am_See.jpg

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Thank you all for your replies

 

So it seems my luggage just doubled with boots and ski clothes :)

 

I think I will go there have fun in the glacier and try to keep praticing, it certainly looks beautiful that region. Just when I was starting to have fun the season was over, so cant wait to get a few extra days until good winter is back again at us all.

 

 

 

IceCookie

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