Ski Season Off to a Great Start in Austria’s Glacier Areas

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October is off to a great start in Austria’s glacier ski areas! Just last week, some glaciers had 40cm of fresh snow, and as I write this blog post, it hasn’t stopped falling. The Hintertux Glacier has seen half a meter of fresh snow since last weekend, the Pitztal Glacier (further west) has seen up… Read more »

Recommended Hike – Glaciers in Change

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  Until the 12th of September, take advantage of the phenomenal Glaciers in Change hike, where you’ll see phenomenal views of 21 glacier-topped mountain peaks higher than 3000 meters. We can’t recommend this hike enough; the panoramic views are absolutely stunning and you’ll also have access to the Rotmoos marshlands and Obergurgl’s 300-year-old Stone Pines…. Read more »

Ötzi was here. But was Hannibal?

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A great deal has happened to the high pastures and glaciers of the local Ötz Valley in the 5,000 years or so since Ötzi the Iceman was cut down by a hunter’s arrow and imprisoned in the not so perma-frost just a few yards across the Italian border. Until Ötzi’s sensational discovery in 1991, the… Read more »