Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for November
M T W T F S S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

no picture available

Green slopes mean ski opening delays in Austria

Many Austrian ski resorts are considering delaying their official opening times after initially promising early snowfalls vanished leaving many slopes still green.

One resort that already confirmed it will be delaying the opening is the Zillertal in Tirol where the shortage of snow means the opening will be delayed.

The spokesman for the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen Josef Reiter that operates the lifts at the resort said: "We had planned to open on 1 December but we have now delayed it to 7 December."

Many of the resorts that have decided to delay the openings warned that even if as expected there is a lot of snow at the weekend it will still be too late to help as the ski runs need to be prepared.

On the website of the Arlberger Bergbahnen visitors could read the message: "Because of the current situation and the current weather the planned ski season start for Friday the thirtieth of November will not be possible."

The ski resorts of Serfaus and Fiss-Ladis have not been affected because they had already planned an official start for the second week in December.

Relatively unaffected are the glacier ski areas as well as Ischgl, Ober- and Hochgurgl as well as Sölden according to a representative in the Tirol Chamber of Commerce Josef Ölhafen.

And in the VIP resort of Kitzbühel many lifts will also go into operation.

In the most westerly province of Vorarlberg ski operators remain optimistic despite the shortage of snow and the warm temperatures. A spokesman at Lech am Arlberg said the decision to go for 30 November was the correct one. At Montafon they are also confident that they will make the deadline for the official opening between the sixth and eighth of December without problems.

In the Bregenzerwald also in Vorarlberg are confident that the planned opening in the second week of December will work out fine.

Herlinde Moosbrugger from the local tourism board said however that they were hoping the temperatures will fall more so that people could get into the winter spirit.

In Salzburg there is less optimism, but experts from the Austrian central weatherboard ZAMG predicted that all over the province they would shortly be seeing snow. In Obertauern there are already five lifts in operation.

Bettina Plank from the Bergbahnen Flachau said: "We plan to start a part service on 29 November with 230 snow cannons in operation. Less optimistic officials at Saalbach-Hinterglemm when I had planned to start on 30 November, but where is currently too warm.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Bergbahnen  official  Tirol  confident  delaying  planned  operation  lifts  optimistic  Josef  shortage  spokesman  Bregenzerwald  Austria  Vorarlberg  resorts  Arlberger  slopes  operates  temperatures

Latest News

 

How An Austrian Park Every Year Becomes A Lake
Spectacular images that show how a park becomes a lake each spring complete with underwater trees have been captured by two divers.

Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.

Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.

Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.

Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.

Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.

Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.

Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.

Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers