Axamer Lizum weather and snow conditions

Axamer Lizum weather and snow conditions

Above the tree line above Axam and Gotzen are the spectacular snowfields with their massive peaks. Snow conditions here are usually reliable due to the altitude of the trails and the region’s location far from the coast in Central Europe. Regular heavy snowfalls continue through the season from mid-November to April, with the best of it in January. In case of a lack of snow, Axamer’s snow cannons cover 75 per cent of the piste areas, ensuring skiers aren’t affected by unseasonal changes in the weather. Overall, the snow record here is excellent, with only occasional excess powder or icy surfaces.

Intriguingly, the valley around the villages rarely sees excessive cold, with an average of – 4˚C across the season, making getting around off the slopes almost pleasant and comfortable even in the evenings. Fog, low cloud and mist can prove problematic here, with variable visibility, especially in the mornings, but the magnificent vistas are normally clear and in full glorious view by early afternoon.