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Where? Summer ski 5-12 August (Europe)

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Dear Snowheads, I have a window of opportunity in the week 5th - 12th August, and was thinking of trying to get some summer skiing in. I think Tignes closes 5th Aug, so L2A or Tux look like the best bet. Fonna, Norway may be an option, but Zermatt/Cervinia is looking too pricy.

Can anyone gives a heads up on conditions in L2A and Tux, and how things are holding up (its still 5 weeks away...). Cheers
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I'm thinking Stelvio Pass, Italy at that time
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@Mike Pow, great shout. Looks like I can get a Ryanair flight to Bergamo, which I wouldnt normally do as I tend to take my own skis (and fly with SAS as I get extra baggage allowance etc). But I think I will hire in this case anyway. Its a contender...
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@Themasterpiece, Id save your money or hire a mountain bike instead. Skied on Tignes glacier back in the 90s in August and to say it was underwhelming is an understatement!
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@Markymark29, I did a Snoworks summer ski course at Tignes a couple of summers ago and loved it... If I was just skiing on the glacier obviously that would get old quite quickly, but Id look to join a course or get technical tuition also.
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Markymark29 wrote:
@Themasterpiece, Id save your money or hire a mountain bike instead. Skied on Tignes glacier back in the 90s in August and to say it was underwhelming is an understatement!


Everyones entitled to their opinion, I used to hitch hike down there in the early ninties when the glacier was larger than what it is now, 48 hours to get down, stay in a back packers on the outskirts of Tignes, used to have a blast boarding off piste in untracked snow

Im doing a warrren smith course in Cerviniai this July, agree that summer skiing is great for training


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Fish_Head wrote:
Markymark29 wrote:
@Themasterpiece, Id save your money or hire a mountain bike instead. Skied on Tignes glacier back in the 90s in August and to say it was underwhelming is an understatement!


Everyones entitled to their opinion, I used to hitch hike down there in the early ninties when the glacier was larger than what it is now, 48 hours to get down, stay in a back packers on the outskirts of Tignes, used to have a blast boarding off piste in untracked snow

Im doing a warrren smith course in Cerviniai this July, agree that summer skiing is great for training
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I'd second what @Markymark29 says. You can get lucky and it's puked 50cm of pow, but generally the glaciers in August look like shite and most of them don't even bother opening any more. Hintertux is the only one that is open year round in Austria.
There are better things to do in the moutains in summer!
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Summer skiing is fun if you are there to do other things (mtb/vvt, canyoning, rafting, climbing, hiking). I wouldn't go there primarily for the skiing.
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Conditions were good a week or so ago at Tux, but by mid August will probably be terrible, summer skiing is best done by the start of July, anytime after that and its a lottery. We slotted in a days skiing/boarding between, mountain biking, walking, via ferrata, and rafting. So plenty to do if the snow has turned to dirty ice with rivers running down it.


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