Due to recent snowfalls, Val Senales's year-round glacier has extended its opening hours (from mornings only) to all day and currently has 120cm of fresh snow.
The Schnalstal Glacier and snowpark are now open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (from 7:30 a.m. at weekends). A day's lift ticket costs €34.50 per person.
The Nitro Snowpark - Glacier Val Senales opened this weekend (Oct. 9-10). Its 120,000 square metres of freestyle terrain features a multitude of tables, boxes, and rails.
The glacier snowpark will host the 16th Snowboard Opening Oct. 15-16. The event kicks off with the Welcome Party in Leo's Pub Kurzras on Friday. Testing of the latest ski and snowboard equipment takes place Saturday and Sunday accompanied by a DJ at the glacier bar and a speed and jump contest. Saturday evening features more musical entertainment back at the resort with snowboard parties until the early hours.
Val Senales is a small, year-round ski area in the South Tyrolean Alps. The large cabin gondolas of the cable railway can take up to 80 people up to the Hochjochferner in six minutes. skiers have an eight-kilometres-long downhill run, from the Hochjochferner.
The region is popular with both beginners and experts. Each year, national skiing teams flock to the glacier for their pre-season training.