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Best chance of snow mid December

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Best chance of snow mid December


we are travelling to Austria in mid December. As we are from Queensland Australia we would love to see and play in the snow.

Where in Austria would be best for this considering we are travelling early in the snow season.

We have 3 nights to spare and are travelling by train. We have 3 nights book in Salzburg and 3 nights booked in Hall so would love to add another 3 nights elsewhere in Austria.

Thank you for your help.

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1. Re: Best chance of snow mid December

Difficult to predict although generally many of the higher altitude ski resorts have snow by then (obviously the glaciers all year round).

Recently had snow already - hope it lasts and stays cold

Prior to xmas some good rates can be had at ski-resorts and Hoteliers are willing to take shorter stays. Also no guarantee that the skilifts will be open so you could miss out on going up a mountain.

You could find that there has been a good early season snowfall and from Hall (in Tirol) you would have access to many places.

If you are looking for a town/ski resort in the mountains with snow on the ground

St Anton am Arlberg is easily reachable by direct train from Hall (about 1hr20 1 change). Has a rep as a bit of a party resort. Generally the lifts are always open early December but last year despite plenty of snow delayed opening until about 13th.


Seefeld in Tirol - Between Innsbruck and Mittenwald - has a reputation as a bit of a snowhole - only 50mins away using local S-Bahn (1 change). Although I don't personally rate the skiing (far better elsewhere for similar price) the village is very nice in a nice setting amongst the mountains - it's already covered in snow (try the webcams)



You could also go to Alpbach (voted Austrias prettiest village a million bilion times - ok I've exagerrated a bit) again just over an hour away by local transport


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2. Re: Best chance of snow mid December

Thanks so much for the information and links. I am checking them out now!

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3. Re: Best chance of snow mid December

Guaranteed snow !

Visit the Zillertal with the Hintertux Glacier .

Ski resorts like Mayrhofen, Finenberg. Lanersbach/ Tux usually have satisfactory snow by mid December .

If nature does not co operate the Glacier at the end of the valley has snow year round - the lift system is open 365 days.

This valley with great scenery numerous hotels in all categories .

This south and east of Innsbruck- the main train line stop Jenbach ( Hall is also on this train line ) and then a narrow guage train or bus to Mayrhofen and beyond.

easy to continue your journey afterward if you wish.





Edited: 21 October 2010, 14:29
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