Skiing in the Summer. Glacier Skiing.
Skiing in the Summer. Glacier Skiing. This is a thing that a lot of people don’t think about doing.
Most people put their Skis and equipment away when they return from a Ski Holiday and there it stays until next winter.
I have often done Ski training in the summer months up on Glaciers in the Alps.
You start early morning and finish around Lunch time. After 12.30 to 1.00 pm the snow usually becomes to slushy to ski on.
I have trained on 2 Glaciers during the summer months.
One in the French Alps and the other in the Austrian Alps.
The one in the French Alps is called, “The Grande Motte” which is located above Tignes, not far from Val di Sere.
This one usually opens for the summer season around the first or second week in June.
You will usually find the French Ski teams training here through the summer months.
The other one I have been to in the Austrian Alps is called, “Hintertuxer Gletscher” which is located at the far end of the Zillertal Valley.
You may have heard of a Ski resort called, “Mayrehofen” or “Zell am Ziller”. These are before you get to the Glacier.
This one even has a Snow Sport School which is literally open all year round.
These are not the only places available for summer skiing. There are plenty of other Glaciers around.
Perhaps you could do you’re own research if you wanted to but I would definitely recommend them.
I did a previous blog on the “Hintertuxer Gletscher” which gives you a lot more detail about the runs etc.
Skiing in the Summer. Glacier Skiing is a great way to keep improving and to keep building on the level of skier that you are right now.
I would definitely recommend it.
So if you are keen and passionate about skiing there’s no need to have to wait till next season.
Give it a go.