St Anton Snow Report, 09 Apr 2010

Clear Blue SkyThere is no shortage of snow  at the top of Valluga with the snow base there reaching 250cm with the lower Arlberg slopes having 55 cm.

The heavy snowfall from the beginning on the week is still present on the slopes and it is keeping them fresh and powdery.

However the warm weather over the past few days has meant that skiing is best early on in the morning, and it tends to be a little soft and chopped up come the afternoon.

There is still some excellent skiing to be found throughout the Arlberg region. Some of the best skiing is on the Rendl side of the mountain where it gets the first rays of sun and there is also some good off piste to be found.

Whilst here in St Anton it is well worth exploring there rest of the area. Perhaps the best skiing in the whole area is in Zurs which is slightly higher than the other resorts and therefore has an excellent snow fall.

The weather forecast for the next few days looks very promising. Sunshine is expected all of today, but this is due to change to snowfalls on Saturday and Sunday.

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.