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Hintertux early season

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So I'm wondering what people's experiences of Hintertux have been in, say, Novembers.

The snow reports suggest snow high up but webcams show a lot of green stuff!

If travel restrictions ease, I've got a midweek option for a few days mid-November. I mainly ski reds, and am happy on very hard pack.

What are people's thoughts?

And presumably it's dead easy to hire skis at that time of year?

Thanks for your time.
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There will definitely be snow at Hintertux in early November. The question is, what will skiing conditions, be like?

Based on my experience of 30 years of European glacier skiing (inc. Hintertux) from September onwards, the probability is that glacier conditions will be pretty decent then. In my experience, that time of year has historically been very reliable for good conditions. I've experienced valley level snow as early as late October (contradiction which hopefully makes sense!) with winter conditions at altitude. However, the snow level will likely be higher than that, with good snow on the glacier. In all probability, there will be decent skiing back to Tuxer Fernerhaus (approx 2300m) at Hintertux. You may even encounter the first big dump of winter (and powder) - in which case the place could get very busy.

On the other hand, I have had marginal glacier conditions in early November on only one occasion - that was at Tignes, with boiler plate conditions on very old snow. Still fun to be out for some early season turns though.

Hintertux ski hire is easy - big shop with massive selection right at the bottom gondola station. Cheaper if you book online in advance - & probably cheaper still from shops 30 mins down the road in Mayrhofen, or further up the valley in Lanersbach.
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That's great, thanks for suxh a comprehensive reply.
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nickinscottishmountains,

Up until 2017 we skied at least 10 consecutive October half term weeks on Austrian glaciers and always had, at least, very decent snow conditions. And, as mountainaddict experienced, we also often had great, winter, conditions.

We usually did a road trip, with 2 or 3 days at each glacier, and, over the years, sampled Hintertux, Soelden, Stubai, Pitztal, Kaprun and Kaunertal.

You should also easily find cheap (B&B or self catering) accommodation at any glacier in November, even last minute. We would always be happy to turn up and knock on guesthouse doors to find somewhere to stay but, of course, the internet now removes that issue.

November would be a great time of the year to ski the glaciers. Go for it! Very Happy
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Pretty much what others have said. It’s normally pretty good at that time of year with skiing down to 2300m. Lift wurde can get a bit busy at weekends especially round 26 October (Austrian National Day) and All Saints’ which is a Sunday this year. But definitely fun enough for two to three days. Always feel privileged to get days in in October and November (occasionally a few cheeky ones in September). And fun to ski at the top whilst the valley is looking all autumnal.
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It’s normally fantastic.

We have been every year for last 5 years to an Austrian glacier (mostly Tux). Mid Nov.

Conditions are as described above. Last year was very marginal and the worst I have encountered but mainly due to high winds making a lot of hard pack.

3 years we had powder.

Only 1 year skiing open below Tuxer fernerhaus.

There is a public holiday in Slovak and Czech on or around 17th Nov. If that coincides with a dump of snow then it can get very busy at Hintertux. Such that you want to be there early or you find yourself waiting in a Q to park.
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Thanks everyone, as soon as the travel ban changes, I'm going!

I'll report back
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