Which Austrian Resorts for our Feb/March '97 ski trip?

Which Austrian Resorts for our Feb/March '97 ski trip?

Post by Clifford Smi » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

We are planning a trip to Austria for two weeks at the end of February
1997. We have skied in Austria before and have spent two weeks at St.
Johann in Tirol and Fieberbrunn, and two weeks at Ischgl.

So far we are planning to spend 1 week at Lech, and one week at either
Saalbach or Obertauern.

Now to the actual question, which is better, Saalbach or Obertauern?
Which other Austrian resorts are worth looking at for two intermediate
skiers who are comfortable on blue & red runs?

Has anyone been to either resort, and can give me some advice?

Regards,
Cliff

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Which Austrian Resorts for our Feb/March '97 ski trip?

Post by VEROUDE A.V. » Thu, 27 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Which Austrian Resorts for our Feb/March '97 ski trip?
>Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 12:19:45 GMT
>Hi,
>We are planning a trip to Austria for two weeks at the end of February
>1997. We have skied in Austria before and have spent two weeks at St.
>Johann in Tirol and Fieberbrunn, and two weeks at Ischgl.
>So far we are planning to spend 1 week at Lech, and one week at either
>Saalbach or Obertauern.
>Now to the actual question, which is better, Saalbach or Obertauern?
>Which other Austrian resorts are worth looking at for two intermediate
>skiers who are comfortable on blue & red runs?
>Has anyone been to either resort, and can give me some advice?
>Regards,
>Cliff
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>Clifford Smith, Johannesburg South Africa


>WWW  : http://www.global.co.za/~csmith/default.htm
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Saalbach/Hinterglemm has far more pistes and more extensive skiing both in
intermediate and experienced runs. However it can not match or come near the
"snow certainty" that Obertauern has.

Obertauern is *very* expensive, but hey, if you can afford flying in and
skiing in Lech, what the hack, right???

If snow is really good you could try the "Hohe Salve" area, with villages like
westendorf, going, soll, itter, etc.
Very extensive skiing, no black runs.

gruezi,

Alex.V.C.Veroude

 
 
 

Which Austrian Resorts for our Feb/March '97 ski trip?

Post by Clifford Smi » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00

On Wed, 26 Jun 1996 13:44:25 GMT, in rec.skiing.resorts.europe you

Quote:
>Saalbach/Hinterglemm has far more pistes and more extensive skiing both in
>intermediate and experienced runs. However it can not match or come near the
>"snow certainty" that Obertauern has.

Yeah, that's what's bothering me. I know that last year was not a very
good year for snow. It looks like Saalbach should be a great place,
but it does not have the snow record of Lech or Obertauern.

Quote:
>Obertauern is *very* expensive, but hey, if you can afford flying in and
>skiing in Lech, what the hack, right???

Lech is VERY expensive! Obertauern is between Lech and Saalbach in
prices. These are the sort of prices we are looking at:

Lech:
cheaper *** pension (half pension) - 1250AS / day / person
cheaper *** pension (bed and breakfast) - 780AS / day /person

Obertauern:
*** pension (half pension) - 900AS / day / person

Saalbach:
*** pension (half pension) - 800AS / day / person
*** pension (bed and breakfast) - 600AS / day / person

That is on 1995/6 prices.

I was wondering, what sort of prices should we pay for meals at
resturants in these resorts? At Ischgl in 1994 we paid about 250AS per
person for an average meal.

Quote:
>If snow is really good you could try the "Hohe Salve" area, with villages like
>westendorf, going, soll, itter, etc.
>Very extensive skiing, no black runs.

I would prefer resorts with good snow records. We are coming all the
way from South Africa, and don't want to ski rocks and mud! We also
want to book early as we want to be sure of getting a place,
especially in Lech. That means we will be booking in about September
or October, before the snow has really started falling.

Regards,
Cliff

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