After snowfall at altitude
These ski areas are finally opening up!
The onset of winter is here. Some small ski resorts can now open their slopes. But the ski season is not yet saved. Blick shows where you will soon be able to ski. And where it still takes some time.
Finally there’s snow. Axalp BE doesn’t look quite like the photo yet, but the area has finally opened its slopes.
Finally there is snow at lower altitudes and the temperatures are slowly sinking into the winter range. This pleases the operators of small and medium-sized ski areas. Some can finally open their slopes to paying customers. However, others are still hesitant.
Because a ski slope needs much more than just snow. He has to sit down first. The temperatures also have to remain low for a certain period of time. Only then can the areas prepare the slopes with the heavy machines. And artificial snow where necessary.
These ski areas will open in the next few days:
Minschuns – Val Müstair GR
The small ski area with only three lifts has been closed since the beginning of the week due to the lack of snow. Thanks to the snow that is now expected, the ski area will be open from next Sunday, January 15th.
The Axalp-Brienz area in the Bernese Oberland experienced a similar situation. It had to stop operations after the holidays. The slopes are now open again. But only at lower altitudes. It’s snowing higher up. But it’s still too windy at the moment. The snow on the unprepared slopes is literally blown away by the wind. When asked by Blick, however, they are optimistic. As soon as the wind dies down, the higher slopes are also opened.
The small ski lift in Pany GR has long been considered the last fighter among the small ski areas in the canton of Graubünden. Then the small ski lift had to close on Monday after all. But not for long. Pany will remain closed until next weekend, but only so as not to destroy the freshly fallen snow again. All slopes should be ready for the weekend. People in Pany are optimistic: “We’re not giving up! But need a short timeout », says the website.
In the Fideriser Heuberge one is confident that one can open soon. With a bit of luck with the weather, some slopes could open as early as tomorrow, Wednesday. Maybe it will last until the weekend. Everything stands and falls with the snow and the temperatures.
From Wednesday, January 11th, the pommel lift in Giswil will open as a first step. If the snow situation permits, other lifts and slopes will follow as soon as possible.
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