The Dachstein glacier in southern Austria has re-opened for summer shredding, two weeks later than planned.
A technical issue following the replacement of the steel cable on the Dachstein access cable car led to the postponed opening.
As a gesture of good will, operators of the Planai-Hochwurzen-Railways decided to lower lift pass prices. The epic Horsefeathers Superpark has now opened including a brand new design for the summer season and is apparently in perfect shape. New features include a row of four rails and a line of new boxes designed for beginners and intermediates. Following Stubai’s closure at the weekend, all other Austrian glaciers are now closed except Hintertux which has 25km of runs to rip it up on a 295cm (10 foot) deep snow pack with nine lifts operating. The Kitsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun and the Molltral glacier will both re-open in the next few weeks.