Europe snow update: where to go for a ski in October

You don’t’ have to wait for the winter to come. There are several resorts in Europe that open in October thanks to snow farming. Here an overview.

Vuokatti, Finland

There are several possibilities to ski in Finland in Autumn. Already for the 11th time, this week Vuokatti opened 1.5 km Cross-Country Skiing course from more than 40.000 m3 of snow stored over the summer under saw dust. 

Kontiolahti, Finland 

Skiing season at Kontiolahti starts on Thursday 12.10.2017. On an opening day there is 2,2 km ski track and track will be extended in the end of October/beginning of November to 3-4 km. This track will include also the famous Wall uphill. 

Sjusjøn, Norway

Last weekend a 1.3 km long course was opened in Sjusjøen. Natrudstilen stadium is groomed for free technique. 

Vålådalen, Sweden

Vålådalen in Sweden is getting ready for the season opening on 14th October. 

Idre Fjäll, Sweden

Also this weekend, on 14th October Idre Fjäll in Sweden will open a 2.5 km long course. 

Livigno, Italy

Livigno is set to open a man made course on Sunday, 15th October. Also the glacier Passo Stelvio is open.

Davos, Switzerland

Davos in Switzerland will traditionally open a training course in teh Flüela valley on 28th October. The trail will be 4 km long.

Lenzerheide, Switzerland

FIS Tour de Ski venue Lenzerheide will open a 2 km course on 28th October. 

Tyumen, Russia

Tyumen in Siberia opened on 10th October a 2.0 km course made of some 20.000 m3 of stored snow. Too keep the course cold a cooling system is installed in the ground. 

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

This week the organisers in  Khanti-Mansiysk started to prepare a 1 km loop, which will be extended up to 4.0 km. More information:

Forêt Montmorency, Canada

For the fifth year, the technical team of Forêt Montmorency has prepared thousands of cubic meters of artificial snow and stored it under tons of wood chips throughout the summer. On 27th October a ski run of between 2 kilometres will be covered with snow.