Been Here a While
Loc: EU, close to the Alps :)
our season opening was at Schladming - Planai in Western Styria, close to the Bundesland Salzburg. Schladming or 4 Berge Skischaukel is a quite huge resort with four interconnected ski resorts; from left to right: Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen, Reiteralm.
On the past weekend only some lifts and slopes were open at Planai. Thank to the massive snowfalls and cold temps (they have the most modern snowmaking system in Austria) they opened so early. Skiing under 2000 m at this time of the year (mid October) isn't common.
After some warm up turns on the groomed slopes we were going to make our first backcountry turns in this season.
The snow was excellent; the cold temps , -8 C keep it fluffy.
first some pics from the slopes
Snowmaking at midtstaion (1340m)
Mittelabfahrt ski run (blue/red)
I love this contrast
at the Mittelabfahrt
Schafa Alm, nice restaurant
Valleystation of the Burgstallalm quad
only the rope was black
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