What a weekend at the Hintertux Glacier with fresh snow last week and then the Betterpark opening festival on the Hintertux Glacier under the mighty Olperer peak. Locals and many from outside the region flocked to the opening weekend jam and festival on the Hintertux Glacier. Conditions on the Hintertux Glacier were great for those on the snow but less good for those over it toward the end of last week (it was snowing) but today the skies were clear offering excellent conditions. All the big names in snowboarding were at the festival including Burton. The Hintertux Glacier offers year-round skiing and snowboarding – check it out some time.
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What a year that was, it started with the chaotic and far from salubrious winter 08/09 opening party and reported on one of the very best winters in many years. The rest of the world was generally awful but the snow came and kept those lucky enough get some of it more sane than would have been. The season opened for us with a powder day at the start of October on the Stubai Glacier and closed with some great Spring skiing on the Hintertux Glacier. Injury free skiing for me for the first time in many winters and the skigloo were a couple of the highlights. And for the coming winter I have become a family skier with the arrival of Josh, so time to learn a whole new way of doing things. Looking forward to every second of it!
With a top height of 3250m the Hintertux Glacier is still offering great skiing conditions with blue skies and plenty of snow today. I spent much of the day capturing images and film in the terrain park as well as chasing a ski ballerina – I thought this discipline was long extinct but there he was, a guy in his 60s, resplendent in his one piece suit and glacier glasses performing some staggering tricks on skis. I will edit the video from today as soon as possible and see if I captured any of his moves on film.
There was a great display of freestyle skiing and snowboarding today on the Hintertux Glacier.
The top station of the Hintertux Glacier is located at 3250m ensuring great snow conditions into early summer and from autumn onwards. The Hintertux Glacier actually offers skiing throughout the year.
I managed to ride with Matt from the USA again today before he heads over to Vienna and then back to the mid west.