It has been a great glacier skiing season this autumn, certainly the best conditions in the whole of the Alps on the Austrian glaciers and at times as good as any recent years. Painful as it is I have yet to score a powder day – I have friends in Innsbruck who have already got several under their belt. Not to worry, as soon as it opens I will be heading to the Zillertal Arena for some remedial action – I have only discovered this region over the last couple of seasons, with so much skiing in the Zillertal Valley I found it easy to stick with what I knew and always bypassed the Zillertal Arena. No more, this area is without doubt one of the very best ski region in the Alps. It has height, skiing to over 2500m, it has vertical, almost 2km above Zell am Ziller, great ski-in, ski-out resort living in Konigsleiten and for those needing après ski then Gerlos is the place to be. As soon as the Zillertal Arena opens then I am heading there and when I make that 2km descent down to Zell am Ziller I am going to thinking of sipping a Zillertaler Beer, metres from the brewery.
November 25th, 2009 by mat