Snow arriving and lifts opening

Those living in the Alps operate in very different zones - with the arrival of the first big winter weather front forecast for tomorrow there is real anticipation for the start of the Autumn ski season whilst the rest of Europe is enjoying late summer.

More than 30cm is forecast to fall on the glaciers in Austria and with the lifts opening on the Stubai Glacier on Friday it is fair to say that winter is starting this year bang on schedule.

The first big event to arrive will be the FIS race opener above Solden and the big snowfalls that are expected should be mighty welcome there.

Take a look at what skiing on the Stubai Glacier looks like with massive wide slopes and frequently superb snow quality:

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