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Why Is Austria Skiing Dirt Cheap For USA Right Now?



 
 
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Old August 22nd 03, 04:34 PM
svadas
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I'm looking at a price of $575 for airline and 7 nights lodging in
Innsbruck for early January. I've seen several places offering
similar deals right now for Innsbruck. I've never been to Europe and
this price is super cheap, but I am wondering what the drawbacks are.
I am really worried about jetlag too. How does Innsbruck stack up to
the rockies or Whistler?
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Old August 26th 03, 04:31 PM
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I do have a quote of $886 USD for airfare/transfers 7 nights at Hotel
Felsenhof in Lech (w/half board). Seems to be a better location, but
price is based on flying out on Dec 12 which may be toooo early for
snow still. Any thoughts?
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Old August 27th 03, 01:14 AM
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Lech is a great area because on one ticket (at least it used to be this way),
you can ski Lech, Zurs, St Christoph, St Anton and one other small-ish area.
Lech and Zurs are actually linked by lifts. On the downside, it is probably
the most expensive place to stay and play in Austria. Not sure what half-board
gives you, but if it doesn't include dinner, you may be in for a little sticker
shock at the restaurants. Not on the scale of Vail mind you, but for Austria,
it's pretty pricey.

All that being said, I wouldn't bet on decent snow that early. We rarely went
skiing anywhere except glaciers before mid-February when I lived in Europe.
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Old August 27th 03, 08:57 AM
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In , BJohansson typed:
Lech is a great area because on one ticket (at least it used to be
this way), you can ski Lech, Zurs, St Christoph, St Anton and one
other small-ish area. Lech and Zurs are actually linked by lifts. On
the downside, it is probably the most expensive place to stay and
play in Austria. Not sure what half-board gives you, but if it
doesn't include dinner, you may be in for a little sticker shock at
the restaurants. Not on the scale of Vail mind you, but for Austria,
it's pretty pricey.

All that being said, I wouldn't bet on decent snow that early. We
rarely went skiing anywhere except glaciers before mid-February when
I lived in Europe.


Half Board is bed, Breakfast and Evening meal.


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Old August 27th 03, 12:31 PM
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Last year I was in St.Anton the second week of december. Above 2000m. the
snowcoverage was good. Below there was sufficient artificial snow. Lech is
better most of the time.

-Stephan


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Old November 7th 14, 08:53 PM
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Hi, please, does anybody know where is this ski resort ? I got the picture from the website below but I don't believe it is Innsbruck.

http://blog.autoeurope.ca/winter/top...i-destinations
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Old November 18th 16, 11:29 AM
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Hello guys, i hope you guys are a snowhead as bad as i am, so let me share with you the best site that will manage to provide you with the best destionation in europe and great prices, check out http://ski-destination.com/ and enjoy your holidays.

Thx, J.
 




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