7 best summer skiing spots

Published 1043 GMT (1843 HKT) March 15, 2017
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The Hintertux glacier at the head of the Ziller valley south-east of Innsbruck is open 365 days a year. It is one of the world's premier summer skiing spots with up to 18 kilometers of skiing above 3,000 meters. Johannes Sautner
High above Les 2 Alpes lies an extensive summer skiing area on the flanks of the mighty La Meije with lifts up to 3,600 meters. Office du Tourisme Les 2 Alpes/Vincent Lozzi
The Grande Motte glacier above Tignes hosts skiing and boarding up to 3,456 meters in summer, with the option of launching down ramps into the lake to perfect freestyle technique in the afternoon. Tignes/Andy Parant
Zermatt's summer skiing takes place on the Theodul glacier under the watchful eye of the majestic Matterhorn. It is a favorite of race-training camps and international ski teams. MICHAEL PORTMANN
Whistler's summer skiing area is the Horstman glacier above Blackcomb mountain. The venue is for advanced and expert skiers, with a terrain park and moguls fields to practice that freestyle technique in soft, sunny conditions. Paul Morrison/Whistler
Saas Fee is a traditional traffic-free village surrounded by a host of immense 4,000-meter peaks with summer skiing available on the glacier tumbling down from the summit of the Allalinhorn. PHOTOPRESS/PHOTOPRESS/SAAS-FEE
The Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun in the Salzburg region is a magnet for summer skiing fans and offers a wealth of beginner and intermediates slopes from an altitude of 3,029 meters with views across to the lake at Zell am See. Kitzsteinhorn Tourismus