St Anton Snow Report, 06 Apr 2010
The recent heavy snowfall from the last few days has brought new soft snow to the pistes.
At the end of the day the warm weather is turning the lower runs somewhat slushy, however, the snow is as good as ever towards the top of the mountain with lots of fresh snow to enjoy.
At the top of Schindler and Valluga there are some great pistes to explore as well as some of the best off-piste in the region. These are some of the highest points on the mountain so the snow conditions are guaranteed to be good.
The conditions up the Galzig and Nasserein gondolas will be excellent over the next few days. There are many wide and expansive pistes for carving down and there is a great selection of runs for all levels of skier.
The run leading down from the top of Galzig to St. Christoph is always popular route.
The weather forecast from Tuesday to Friday predicts excellent skiing conditions. Bright sunshine with patches of cloud means that the temperatures will reach up to 14 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. It will cloud over a touch on Friday but the conditions are still predicted to be very good.
Friday the 9th April sees the beginning of the Intersport spring festival in St. Anton and will run for 3 days. The Austrian ski instructor and demo championships take place during Spring Festivals once again.
Three competitions stand on the programme: the Austrian ski instructor championships, a Freeride contest and the Austrian ski demo championships. These demo championships are a visual pleasure for the spectators, watching as the best 6 man team perform perfect synchronized swings namely to self-chosen music.
For the eighth time, top winegrowers and chefs will add some “full-bodied flavour” to Lech and Zürs. The wine weeks at the Arlberg provide for spectacular wines, exceptional cuisine and interesting encounters. For instance at cosy “wine cellar parties” for future wine hedonists. Palatable, tangy wines from Austria provide a delicious introduction to the world of wines.