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WINTER MEETS SPRING
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It's been a crazy snowy May in the Alps. But as our photo gallery shows spring is trying to force winter out.




It's the winter that hasn't wanted to go away.

And it's still not done yet in many parts.

Austria has had more than its fair share of the snow.

In the past few days PlanetSKI has been on the slopes of the Tirol glacier resorts that are still open as the snow continues to fall and conditions for skiing are epic.
Stubai glacierStubai glacier, Austria, 14th May - still open



























But the majority of ski areas whose lifts have long stopped turning are ready to look to summer activities and are waiting for the snow to disappear.

Here we share some of the images posted by the resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees over the last week. 

FRANCE

ChamonixChamonix, France, 15th May



























Les SaisiesLes Saisies, France, 15th May
























Isola 2000Isola 2000, France, 14th May




























Val d'IsereVal d'Isere, France, 14th May

























MontgenevreMontgenevre, France, 9th May



































Cauterets, French PyreneesCauterets, French Pyrenees






















AUSTRIA

IschglIschgl, Austria,13th May
























Lech 2018 & 2019 comparisonLech, Austria.  Football pitch this time last year and now 



































St AntonSt Anton, Austria, 15th May



































KitzsteinhornKitzsteinhorn glacier, Austria, 13th May - still open for skiing



































Zell am SeeZell am See, Austria, 14th May































SWITZERLAND

ZermattZermatt, Switzerland, 13th May - open year round

























ITALY

Alta BadiaAlta Badia, Italy, 10th May




























And away from the Alps, what a difference one day makes in the Low Tatras mountains of Slovakia.

Instead of winter turning to spring, it's gone the other way....

JasnaJasna, Slovakia, 13th & 14th May



































If you're still not ready to give up on skiing, have a look at our guide to summer skiing:
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