There is still sufficient snow in Iceland’s main ski resorts and so—provided the weather plays along—a number of people are expected to take advantage of the upcoming Easter holiday by hitting the slopes.
From Bláfjöll. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“This will be a fantastic Easter for skiing if the weather is on our side,” Einar Bjarnason, an employee of the Reykjavík ski resort in Mt. Bláfjöll, told Morgunbladid.
“People think that after mid-April the snow is bound to have disappeared but even though there is no snow in town anymore, there is plenty of snow on the slopes,” confirmed Gudmundur Karl Jónsson, director of the ski resort in Mt. Hlídarfjall in Akureyri, north Iceland.
“Often the skiing season is almost over by mid-April and people have started thinking about golfing trips,” added Dagfinnur Ómarsson at the East Iceland Ski Center in Oddsskard. In addition to the slopes being in good condition, the best weather forecast is for the east.
In Ísafjördur in the West Fjords people have assembled to attend the annual Aldrei fór ég sudur (I Never Went South) music festival, while skiing comes as a bonus.
Local ski resort employee Sólrún Geirsdóttir said skiers queued for the lifts yesterday and that there was a lot going on in the slopes. “The conditions are good. They have predicted some rain for Friday but we’re not going to listen to it.”