Picture of snow in August
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A Summertime Winter Wonderland…

When most people think of Austria during the summer months there first thoughts are beautiful sunny days, paddling in the lakes and hiking through the lush green hills. Not 40cm of crisp white snow with temperatures plummeting towards freezing. Over the weekend, numerous regions of Austria woke up to a picturesque winter wonderland. Ski towns such as Bad Gastein, Rauris and Sankt Jacob welcomed the ski season a few months too early, not expecting vast amounts of snow in August! Similarly Obertauern, a ski resort in Salzburg saw most of the snowfall with temperatures dropping to minus figures! Families in these areas were strapping on there winter boots instead of sandals this August to play in snow.


Will the HeatWave return?

However, for all you sun seekers hoping to visit Austria for the last of your summer holidays do not fear as the temperatures have already risen back to a perfect 25 degrees. With some regions set to reach 31 degrees over the coming week. So you may have to hold out for a little while longer before you start digging out your salopettes and skis!

Has all this talk of snow in August got you all geared up for the ski season? If you are interested in buying a property in Austria, check out our full portfolio of ski property for sale here.


Find out more details on ski regions mentioned here.

Emma Rice