Has anybody skied either of these glaciers in summer or early fall?
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Hintertux or Kitzsteinhorn in summer?
I've been in Kitzsteinhorn in June. There are basically 3 pistes open in the top and snow is usually slush, as expected. Good skiing lasts til mid of the day for most. When I was there it was still possible to go back to Alpine center base station skiing, and after that it was not possible anymore, and only the very top was still open.
I've been in Hintertux in the winter. Its bigger (in winter), a bit higher than Kitzsteinhorn. I'm not really sure whats the size for summer, but I would guess its like 3 or 4 pistes too.
I would say the main difference is that Kitzsteinhorn is more accessible, whereas Hintertux you need to go in some upmountain road for quite a while (unless you re staying in Tux).
The cities close to both glaciers are really nice (Zell am See, Kaprun, Zell am Ziller and Mayrhofen)
Haven't been to Hintertux, but Kaprun/Kitzsteinhorn and Zell am See are all really gorgeous. Skied the glacier as a kid.. coming from the midwest, even the 'limited' terrain of summer was huge. I'd love to go back to see if it's anything like I remember. :) Skiing was good until about 1:00pm. We always left the hill by around 2:00pm at the very latest.
Yes at hintertux. Twice in midMay time when just the glacier open. I stayed in Lanersbach which is about 8km down the road from the hintertux base. theres a ski bus running year round throughout the day but the last one is at 5 30pm. after that you have to pay! Also I stayed in a guest house in Hintertux, and from memory it was €22 a night, with a pizza restaurant 5 mins walk away that was great.
Its glacier skiing, so unless you are training for something in particular will feel fairly limited after a morning.
I also did Stubai on their last weekend in June one year. Stubai is one of my favorite early season destinations (especially following a recent storm), and was on a par with Tux in June (but does close in summer unlike Tux).
If you want to see some pics of both, sift through the ton of pics I posted here: http://www.tripcolor.com/user/64850/trip/71249-Alps-Skiing (in order of date, so steer towards June/Sept)
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