A month from powder?

It is hard to imagine right now that the upper ski areas across the Alps and certainly the glacier skiing areas in Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy are within touching distance of their first snow deposits of the season.

Whilst September rarely sees enough frequent snow for the glacier skiing areas to fully open it is certainly very common to get serious downpours of snow across the glaciers that allow the top sections to open. And as the temperatures fall and the sun drifts away over the autumn weeks, then the snow falls lower and more often and the glacier skiing ski areas are often in full swing by early / mid October. The message in all this is that it is a fantastic time to organise a company ski trip - before all the crowds arrive for the traditional start of the ski season, before calendars get full for the pre-Christmas work and family commitments and when many staff and friends could well do with a boost during the shorter days of autumn. There are some great deals to be had as well on flights, accommodation, lift tickets and ski hire - across the board really. And whilst the numbers on the slopes across the Alps doesn't peak until Christmas / New Year, many of the villages that serve the glacier skiing areas are buzzing during autumn since the limited ski terrain at that time of the year attracts large numbers of skiers and snowboarders looking to sample the great conditions. Some weekends in mid / late autumn aren't too dissimilar peak season periods with busy slopes, apres ski bars and village centres.

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