While down in the valley winter’s white coat slowly recedes, giving way to the many colours of spring, Tirol’s high altitude ski resorts offer slopes covered with the spring snow which skiers and snowboarders love. This special type of snow, known as Firn, is formed when the upper layer of snow freezes overnight and then thaws during the daytime. Its soft yet grippy consistency make it a dream for cruising – and there is no better time to do so than early in the morning just after the lifts have opened. The following ski areas are open until Easter Monday.
Ski resorts at a glance