Despite the heat of this summer, there are still a number of ski areas around Europe which are open or plan to start skiing in September 2019.
Some have, however, closed (such as Tignes in France) or delayed their opening (the Dachstein glacier in Austria, for example) until new snow at altitude allows a decent chance at preparing the runs.
The Hintertux glacier ski area at the end of the Tux valley in the Tyrol offers year-round skiing. At the time of writing it has a maximum of 45cm of snow and 12 lifts open, with some of them only until early afternoon. Expect the skiable area to increase during the month as summer temperatures cool.
More information: www.hintertuxergletscher.at
The Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers above the Tyrolean ski resort of Sölden are scheduled to open in late September.
More information: www.soelden.com
The glacier ski area at the end of the Pitztal valley in the Tyrol is scheduled to open on September 21 for the autumn 2019 season.
More information: www.pitztal.com
Late summer skiing on the Kaunertal Glacier in the Tyrol will open right at the end of the month on 28 September.
More information: www.kaunertaler-gletscher.at
The Passo Stelvio (or the Stilfserjoch as the German-speakers in the area call it), a small summer-only ski area on the border between Lombardy and the South Tyrol, is open through the month of September and into October.
More information: www.passostelvio.eu
The summer ski area on the Plateau Rosa above Zermatt offers seven high-altitude runs at the time of writing. The skiing on the Swiss side is also available to visitors from the Italian ski resort of Cervinia. (The summer skiing above Cervinia on the Italian side is already closed.)
More information: www.matterhornparadise.ch
Four runs, with the longest weighing in at around five kilometres, are currently open in the Mittelallin ski area above Saas Fee.
More information: www.saas-fee.ch