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Swiss/Austrian Glacier options for a summer/autumn trip?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi all,

Would like to have some options for some time between July and October for a potential glacier trip (and even if not possible this year, then to have options for a regular summer glacier trip). Appreciate that the quality of the snow is a different beast to the winter obviously.

I've heard Switzerland and Austria are both great for glacier skiing. I've seen some videos by a youtuber where he was at Zermatt last year. Looked amazing. On the slopes from 9-12 each day, followed by spending the afternoon in the 25 degree heat hiking around various places.

Do people have any good suggestions?

Is skiing restricted to ~3 hours a day in all of these glaciers?
Which ones are great for having alternative activities to do once you've come down the mountain again each day?
Preferably a place that has a good town/resort where you can go for food/drinks (though I appreciate that side of things will be limited in all places for the foreseeable future)
Any other factors I should be considering?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I go to Hintertux in the summer fairly often, however I do try to go at the end of June (just booked again for late June this year covid allowing), the later you leave it the higher the risk of poor snow. We stay in Mayrhofen which has lots going on and a great vibe in the summer. It has great walking, climbing, cycling, gorge walking, paragliding etc, as well as lots of great bars and restaurants.

Skiing is not restricted to 3 hours, but the snow is at it's best in the morning.

End of July last year.


http://youtube.com/v/pQuHQ7sUnC8

Compare that to June 2018.


http://youtube.com/v/aGZJXMptioU

The piste goes on for another ~mile or so at the bottom of that run and ends up here in the summer.


http://youtube.com/v/zlBAQNcR1PA

Other attractions....


http://youtube.com/v/YsZATyPjsZM
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thanks! I love Hintertux, but I nevr skied after beginning of May! Questions about Hintertux.

1. I guess after 8 May, summer skiing begins. What are opening hours?
2. In terms of lifts, what is working? Is the charlift still working? Last stage of gondola open?
3 .Is there chair assisted bike park in the Zillertall?

Thanks
Ed


http://youtube.com/v/kiaHbPOLiA4
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The gondola is open to the top year round and runs all day, the T bars up to the park are open and sometimes the Kaserer T bars round the other side of the hill are open, the Kaserers were closed this year when we were there but that was probably due it being deserted.

I have not noticed a bike park but you can take bikes on to the gondolas. They are really missing out big time there compared to Saalbach-Hintergelm which really caters for bikers.
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