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Austrian Glaciers, Oct 14-18, 2014

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Just got back from a short trip to the Tirol. These photos were taken at Sölden, Pitztal, and Hintertux. (We also had a day at Stubai, where the snow cover was poor and the weather pretty nasty.)

Generally the cover was thin for this time of year, but some decent skiing to be had.


Sölden World Cup hill looking rather thin:



A couple of shots from Kitzbühel and Innsbruck at the end.

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That's a sweet trip down memory lane for me. I lived in Germany 09-12 and would hit some of the glacier areas as early as September and as late as June. The fall trips can be decent if some nasty weather comes through just prior to the ski trip. The best snow I hit at Stubai one year was early November. And...can't forget having a halb liter Hefe on the patio. Mmmmmm...
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Nice trip, thanks for sharing.
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And right now it's dumping like crazy in most of Austria (up to 1 m of fresh snow expected over 2000 m by tomorrow afternoon). Great conditions for next weekend's World Cup opener in Sölden...

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Picture from St. Anton's Facebook page

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First real dump of the season in Austria (a blizzard really, with windspeeds up to 130 km/h in the valleys and up to 150 km/h around mountain tops). Here some results:

 

 

 

 

Winter has finally started!

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Just got back from a short trip to the Tirol. These photos were taken at Sölden, Pitztal, and Hintertux. (We also had a day at Stubai, where the snow cover was poor and the weather pretty nasty.)

Generally the cover was thin for this time of year, but some decent skiing to be had.

 

 Nice - looks like you had way better weather than I had in early September. spent an interesting hour navigating a disappearing goat path on the backside of the Kitzbuheler Horn in total grey out.

 

 BTW I have even more respect for you and your bro after taking one look over the Mausefalle.  Start hut has an interesting exhibit including a quote from Strobl about his course record saying he was losing it in his head a it by the time he got to the Steilhang.

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Wow. I had no idea there was this much skiing there in October! Thanks for posting, these are great pics.
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wow those are some big mountains.  i hope to make it and see it for myself someday!

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