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Skiing St Anton – a summary

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria

St Anton is a technically challenging ski area due to very steep and narrow runs, and on this trip it was doubly challenging due to the large crowds (particularly first thing in the morning as there is, in my opinion, a shortage of lifts out of the resort, and last thing at night when the majority of skiers are funnelled down two or three runs back to the town), and the weather.

We had two days of thick cloud/fog with no visibility. And three sunny days. Snow conditions were really tough. Rock hard and frozen first thing, and then slushy by early afternoon. This meant it really cut up and became very bumpy. That is, it was typical spring skiing, but in about a month too early.

There is not much snow left in St Anton. They have over a month to go before the end of the season and I can’t see how they will make it with the snow melting at the rate it is. Not even cold enough to blow a lot of snow.

Overall a great holiday. Some great skiing, some fun nights out, and nice hotel.

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