5 resorts close to Innsbruck Airport for early-season skiing and riding on snowsure glacier slopes
Down here in Munich, it’s usually not long after the last Octoberfest crowds have staggered home that the weather takes a turn for the worse. Or for us skiers, the better. The mornings are decidedly brisker, and the mountains to the south of city are often flecked with white after an autumnal rainstorm passes through. For me, that’s usually the motivation needed to dust off the skis (possibly a wax…) and head across the border into the Austrian Tirol.
There are five glacier resorts open during the autumn months, each of which has its own charms and character. All are within easy reach of the UK too, with Innsbruck airport serving as the gateway to the region. Early-season powder is always a possibility, but if not, there’s no shortage of events taking place both up on the slopes and in the towns and villages of Tirol.