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Austria’s Holiday Deals - Winter 2013

Get the insider tips about Winter in Austria SKI & FUN SKICIRCUS Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang // SKIING LIKE THE CHAMPIONS Schladming Dachstein and Ski amadé // SKI & WELLBEING Zell am See-Kaprun // SKI & FREEDOM Lech Zürs in Vorarlberg // SKI & CULINARY DELIGHTS Zillertal // SKI & TRADITION Alpbachtal-Wildschönau // SKI & FAMILY Carinthia // HIDDEN TREASURE Brandnertal in Vorarlberg // THE HEART OF THE NATIONAL PARK Rauris // SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION Gartenhotel Theresia in Saalbach Hinterglemm

www.austria.info/winterdeals

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Roll up, roll up for all the fun of the circus! Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang will keep you on your toes by day and by night

L

ike the best of circuses, the

snowmaking on 90% of the slopes.

Thursdays and Saturdays. And there’s

Hinterglemm Leogang promises

year of the new Bernkogelbahn eight-

Reiterkogel every evening apart from

celebrated skiing circus of Saalbach

unlimited fun – and, it goes without

saying – unlimited skiing. There are no

fewer than 17 cable cars, 18 chairlifts and 20 button lifts. Cool snowboarder? Tiny tot? Trick-loving freerider? Big carving turns specialist? The circus is for you!

Seemingly endless slopes, (125 miles all

After the installation in Saalbach last

person gondola, and the Reiterkogel-Ost six-seater with pull-down bubbles and

heated seats to keep the cold weather out, comes the new six-seater Wetterkreuz

chairlift, which also comes with heated seats and bubble protection.

There’s a ‘SkiMovie’ race slope at the

told, groomed by 56 snowcats) plus Snow

Unterschwarzachbahn in Hinterglemm

the experience. On the exhilarating menu

entering your ski pass number online)

and FunParks are just the beginning of

there’s a Boarder and Skicross Park at the Bernkogelbahn, floodlit slopes, race and speed slopes, toboggan runs, a zip wire

(at more than 80 mph, the Flying Fox XXL in Leogang - www.flying-fox-xxl.com - is

(see yourself racing down the slope by

and another race slope reached from the

Almbahn quad chair in Leogang. The Speed Slopes are at the U-Bahn in Hinterglemm and at the Asitzgipfelbahn in Leogang.

And just look at the choices for park

an illuminated toboggan run at the

Sundays. (You can only use in-house

sledges which cost 6.50A with a 30A deposit, but the cost of the actual

descent is included in your lift pass.)

Leo’s Kufengaudi Night Toboggan run is available every Tuesday and

Friday from 6

-10:30 pm, and

the toboggan run at the Almbahn is open every

afternoon from

Ski and Fun for all ages – the ski-lion package Seven nights in a B&B; six-day ski pass for the Skicircus from 403A Children under six are free

enthusiasts, there

Further information about the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang:

miles of tracks

Contact:

1 - 4 pm.

For cross-

one of the fastest steel cable slides in the

lovers! There’s the Nitro Snowpark at

country

slopes with 30 hot spots. No more data

Snow Playground at the Hochalm six-

are more than six

www.skicircus.at

from the tennis

SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM Glemmtaler Landesstr. 550 5753 Saalbach Hinterglemm T +43 /(0)6541/680068 holiday@saalbach.com www.saalbach.com

world). And – new last year – WLAN on the roaming costs!

So feast your eyes – and your skis and

boards – on pistes that stretch as far as the eye can see: from gentle slopes to

wide carving runs or the black World Cup descent. From expertly shaped funparks to fresh, deep snow and mogul fields.

And the circus doesn’t end there. The

resorts are famous for their pulsating

the Asitzmuldenbahn in Leogang, the seat chair in Hinterglemm, the ‘Learn to Ride Park’ at the Bernkogelbahn in

Saalbach and the floodlit Nightpark at the Unterschwarzachbahn in Hinterglemm. Talking of floodlit slopes the U-Bahn

Snowpark, with tubing slopes, is floodlit daily except Sundays till 9.30pm, as is

the Schanteilift in Leogang on Mondays,

hall to the head

of the valley, and a cross-country

(skating) track at the Reiterkogel.

après-ski - for all ages. As the sun goes

down, the action still continues, and just

as you’ll never run out of slopes, you’ll find

never-ending night-life options, whether in the mountain huts, or countless pubs and bars, many with live music.

To continue its much deserved

reputation as forerunners in developing high-quality slopes, the Skicircus has again invested in more snowmaking

(including a big new reservoir to help serve the 487 snowguns) and more

piste construction and lay-out. There’s

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Suggested package:

‘Feel good’ moments for body and soul

From first class ‘wellness hotels’ to snowshoe walking

SAALFELDEN LEOGANG Mittergasse 21a 5760 Saalfelden T +43/(0)6582/70660-15 reiseservice@saalfeldenleogang.at www.saalfelden-leogang.at

through snow-covered forests to a romantic sleigh ride – all

are on offer to guests. Or you could sunbathe on the terraces of the cosy mountain huts with breathtaking views across a chain of peaks more than 2,000 metres high - moments to treasure. The Skicircus also has over 40 ski huts where you

can sample culinary delights and regional dishes in a cordial environment.

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Schladming-Dachstein

In 2013 this Ski amadé region stages the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships

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chladming-Dachstein

miles of slopes, 98 modern lifts and 85 traditional

amadé, the biggest

experience the boundless joys of skiing and

lies at the heart of Ski

skiing complex in Austria. And it isn’t just big - it also offers

more value for money. Just one ticket is your key to 270 lifts

and 540 miles of slopes for all

levels of skier and boarder. Add

highly reliable snow conditions (99% of the slopes have snowmaking) a comprehensive network of ski rental centres, and ski schools, plus Styrian

hospitality, and it’s no wonder that pulses begin racing at the prospect of skiing here.

Schladming’s 4-mountains ski area brings

together the slopes of the Hauser Kaibling–Planai– Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, plus a selection of

smaller ‘family’ mountains for those who enjoy

ski chalets and après-ski pubs enable you to

boarding. There’s even year-round skiing on the

Dachstein glacier. All this combines to make the

Schladming-Dachstein region one of the top five

ski areas in Austria. Although Schladming will host the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships during

the ‘Ski Festival with Heart’ from February 4 – 17, 85% of the slopes within the 4-Mountains ski

area will remain constantly open to visitors – and the family ski areas of Riesneralm, Planneralm,

Galsterberg and Stoderzinken, will be fully open without any restrictions. Guests will be happy

Suggested package: Ski 4 you (bookable from the start of the season until December 21, 2012, January 5 until January 25, 2013, and from March 30, 2013 until season’s end). Prices: from 325 A * includes: • Four nights • Four-day ski pass for “Ski amadé” • 4 you: 1x moonlight sledding** • One Schladming-Dachstein hipflask *Price per person based on double occupancy at a B&B, breakfast included ** inc. sledge + one adult lift ride up the mountain

Contact: Schladming-Dachstein holiday resort Tel. +43 (0) 3687-23310 info@schladming-dachstein.at www.schladming-dachstein.at www.skiamade.com

to discover that there’s been major investment throughout the ski areas, particularly in hotels and restaurants.

a more laid-back skiing experience. A total of 145

Zell am See-Kaprun

Great skiing – and so much more!

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resh air. Sunshine. Wellbeing spa hotels. Superb scenery. And a wealth of other

snowsports apart from downhill skiing. That’s

the secret of the Zell am See-Kaprun region. The

slopes at Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel and the

runs on the soaring Kitzsteinhorn (10,508ft) add up

to 86 miles of superb skiing and boarding. There are three snow parks, Austria’s biggest superpipe, and plenty of bumps for skiers with strong knees, plus

XXL workshops for freestylers.

The runs at Maiskogel are ideal for families, while 26 elegant new Porsche-

designed gondolas take more experienced skiers and snowboarders to the

Schmittenhöhe area at 6,580 ft. Freeskiers and snowboarders will be very much

at home in Rome Park, with its array of jumps, rails, boxes and kickers. And the ‘ski movie’ trail at the Hochmais cable car enables them to watch their own descent later by downloading footage at two local terminals.

Cross-country enthusiasts can use 25 miles of tracks stretching from the

Suggested package: Ski and Wellbeing at the fourstar Superior Hotel Tirolerhof • Breakfast buffet and après-ski snack • Four-course dinner with choice of menu or buffet alternative • Wireless Internet access in each room and throughout the hotel • Use of the wellness area

Prices: From 135 A per person per night

Hotel Tirolerhof: Tel +43 6542 772 welcome@tirolerhof.co.at, www.tirolerhof.co.at The Hotel Tirolerhof is a family-run traditional hotel in the centre of Zell am See in a quiet side street, only a few metres from Lake Zell. The slopes are a five-minute walk - or you can use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service. The Aquarena pool area, the Elements Spa and different saunas are waiting for you to relish. Contact: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus Tel. +43 (0) 6542 770-0, welcome@zellamsee-kaprun.com www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

‘glacier trail’ at the Kitzsteinhorn and the high trail loop on the Schmittenhöhe, plus the seven-mile-long circuit along the frozen lake.

Nordic walkers and snowshoe enthusiasts can use 25 miles of cleared pathways.

Why not immerse yourself in the luxury of one of Austria’s most sumptuous spas? The Tauern SPA is situated close to the Kitzsteinhorn cable cars, offering various indoor and outdoor pools, a spacious sauna area and blissful quiet zones.

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Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Guided tours in Vorarlberg’s Eldorado of deep powder!

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was the 50th anniversary of

glistening powder, and that wonderful sense of

January 19). The route – almost

or centuries the Arlberg has been known as the ‘cradle of Alpine skiing’. It casts a

spell over skiers winter after winter. Today

you can live the freeriding dream in Vorarlberg’s

Lech Zürs am Arlberg - with endless runs in deep, freedom skiers and snowboarders relish.

In Lech Zürs am Arlberg, the vast skiing area,

with altitudes between 4,265 and 9,190ft, offers

guarantee snow until well into the spring, when the lifts open a little earlier. By then, many people long for warm sunshine and

blue skies – but still want to ski! You can enjoy spring skiing from 8.30 am at reduced low-season rates from April 6. From April 1 to

21, Lech Zürs am Arlberg hosts a variety of concerts during ‘classic alpine ski weeks’ to celebrate the end of the season. One ski pass – five locations!

Ski Arlberg offers you uniquely enjoyable skiing with 79 lifts,

175 miles of runs and more than 100 miles of high-alpine deep powder runs – with numerous rustic huts to take care of your creature comforts, as well as a free local ski bus. The ‘White Ring’

This legendary circuit between Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech is

celebrating more than half a century of skiing. The original lifts still form the centrepiece of the magnificent skiing area.

The winter of 2005-2006

the first ‘White Ring Race’ - the longest ski race in the world (held this coming winter on

14 miles - starts at the Rüfikopf, and runs round Lech Zürs am Arlberg, with the legendary

Madloch downhill run as the

climax. The ski schools at Lech, outstanding combination, with more than 500 highly qualified snowsports instructors, ski

instructors and guides, you

will have an expert at your side

who will look after the progress,

wellbeing and safety of their guests on and off the prepared

pistes. On December 7, Zürs will host a two-day snow and safety

conference. By way of contrast, on December 8, Lech will present

the ‘cineastic gondolas‘ festival of music and sound, designed to be enjoyed while sitting in the gondolas.

Six ski areas with just one magical formula: Delightful skiing - and culinary delights!

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wonderful food either. The Zillertal resorts boast

special. Surrounded by the

Snow guarantee

combination of delightful skiing and fine cuisine

that makes a winter

holiday in Zillertal so very

breathtaking panorama of

You’ll have no problem burning off all that

420 miles of skiing between them, with altitudes ranging from 1800 – 10,663ft.

• Snow is guaranteed 365 days a year on the

Zillertal SuperSkipass Opens the doors to all six ski areas Accesses 174 lifts, inc. 33 gondolas Explore 420 miles of pistes Free use of local ski buses and the Zillertalbahn train Available online Valid 2 – 21 days between Dec and April

Flight Connections: It’s easy to get to Zillertal from the UK. Innsbruck Airport is only a 30 minute drive from the slopes, served by British Airways, easyJet from London Gatwick and Monarch Airlines from Manchester.

• Two-thirds of the runs have snow-making

Suggested package: Seven nights' half-board in a four-star hotel including four-course gourmet dinner and six-day ski pass

products provide zest for life in the Zillertal

Indulge in Zillertal

Contact Details: Zillertal Tourist Board Tel. +43 (0)5288 87187 holiday@zillertal.at, www.zillertal.at

a great deal of passion, both on the mountain

magnificent peaks. Spoil body and soul at one

Zillertal and the Tux Alps,

gourmets can enjoy the sunny terraces of the Zillertal chalets right next to the slopes.

Culinary delights made from regional, natural

mountains. Delicious dishes are conjured up with and in the valley. When dining in Zillertal, you’ll

find traditional specialities on the menu, as well as lighter, modern creations. Head directly from

the slopes to a gourmet restaurant or into a rustic chalet - every taste is catered for here.

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Contact: Lech Zürs Tourismus Tel: +43 (5583) 2161-0 info@lech-zuers.at www.lech-zuers.at www.vorarlberg.travel

Oberlech and Zürs make an

Zillertal

t is the one-of-a-kind

Suggested package: April 6 – 21, 2013 ”Drift off to Lech and experience the Hotel Kristiania“ Four nights in a deluxe double room Welcome champagne and chocolates Daily à la carte breakfast and gourmet dinner, one fondue party Around-town shuttle service + Three-day ski pass + Ski guiding included Prices: from 960A per person rooms@kristiania.at

Hintertux Glacier, Austria’s only year-round ski area

facilities

Recharge your batteries on the slopes amidst

Prices: from 699A per person

of Zillertal’s gourmet huts with award-winning

menus and scenery. Top tip: The Wedelhütte - the highest five-star hotel in the Alps – will enchant you with its traditional yet elegant chalet

atmosphere. A truly unique gourmet haven that combines exclusive fare with local produce.

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Alpbachtal & Wildschönau

Old favourites newly linked combine traditional villages in the Alpbachtal and Wildschönau

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rom this

families, and offers the best night skiing in the

Alpbachtal

children under 15 can ski for free with just one

December,

and Wildschönau

are embarking on

a glittering future

together! The new combination lift

system, named the

‘Ski Juwel Alpbachtal – Wildschönau’ will become one of Tyrol’s Top 10 ski areas, with more than 90 miles of ski runs served by 47 lifts.

Skiers and boarders of all levels will find

plenty to keep them busy. The wide-open sunny

region. Family-friendly offers in March mean

paying parent. Alpbach and Wildschönau have special offers for people who want to take up skiing again after missing several winters. The Wildschönau valley

Explore the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings around the four Wildschönau villages of Niederau,

Oberau, Auffach and Thierbach on skis, snow shoes or on foot. The bus, guided walks and museums are all free with the Wildschönau Card.

pistes at the top of the Schatzberg are ideal for

The Alpbach valley

Niederau just right for children and beginners,

authentic old ski village of Alpbach is celebrated

intermediates, the nursery slopes in Oberau and while the thrilling runs from the Wiedersberghorn in Alpbach provide adventure skiing and boarding for experts. The Reither Kogel area is ideal for

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inclusive services and extras.

holiday,with reliable snow and wide, gentle slopes,

location in the

in Carinthia and East Tyrol can be enjoyed with

by the sun and

enjoys a mild winter climate - yet still

benefits from plenty

of snow. Arrive and feel good! Nowhere else is this promise honoured as much as in Carinthia. With

more than 625 miles of slopes in the 31 Carinthian and East Tyrolean ski regions, there’s every kind of

slope imaginable – with many comfortable family descents, gentle slopes and very little hustle and

Carinthia is the obvious choice. All the ski regions just one ticket - the TopSkiPass accesses all slopes on the sunny southern side of the Alps. There are

also a large number of regional family offers and attractive packages. In Bad Kleinkirchheim, for

example, children under 12 can get carving on all

More info and booking conditions at: www.familien-euro.at

everyone is guaranteed to get the hang of things quickly, which is why there is a three-day ski

course with a money-back guarantee of success. Winter in Carinthia means enjoyment and

Römerbad thermal spa across the mountain

Ski and Family

When families feel like taking a winter

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Prices: Two adults and two children under 12 from 1319A (Jan 12 – March 8) And from 1129A (March 9 – April 1)

ski courses offered by the Carinthian ski schools,

with the ‘Family Euro’ weekly package. With the

winter here still has much more to offer than just more, he’d agree!

Package includes: Seven nights in three-star accommodation with half board in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Six-day ski pass in Bad Kleinkirchheim/St Oswald

From March 9 - April there’s 50 % off thermal spas.

relaxation, whether you opt for a snowshoe hike

clocking up mileage on the slopes. And what’s

Suggested package: Family Euro Package - A budget family holiday

the slopes for just one euro for each day’s skiing

bustle. The region may have produced the great downhill ace Franz ‘the Kaiser’ Klammer, but

Contact: Wildschönau Tourist Board T: +43 5339 8255 Alpbachtal Tourist Board T: +43 5337 21200 travel@skijuwel.com www.skijuwel.com

The Alpbachtal Seenland Card offers numerous all-

hanks to its

Carinthia is spoiled

The resorts’ official opening will take place during a party weekend starting on Friday, December 14

as one of Austria’s most beautiful communities.

Learn to ski in the feel-good land of the 'Kaiser'!

Alps-Adriatic region,

Prices: Three-star hotel/guest house in a double room with shower/WC, TV, half board from 512 A per person

Just 40 minutes from Innsbruck airport, the

Carinthia

favourable

Suggested package: Grand opening of the ‘Winter pleasure in Alpbachtal and Wildschönau’. Available from Dec 7, 2012 – Apr 7, 2013 Seven nights in a three-star hotel with half-board accommodation. Six-day ‘Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau’ ski pass, inc. ski bus Alpbachtal Seenland Card or Wildschönau Guest Bonus Card

Contact: Carinthia holiday information Tel. +43(0)463/3000 info@kaernten.at www.carinthia.at

through the wintry forest or the views from the panorama. You can also switch off totally in the

new KärntenTherme spa in Warmbad-Villach. And Carinthia’s first bathhouse, right on the shore of

Lake Millstätter, offers a truly sensory experience, whatever the season.

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Obertauern

Austria’s fabulous ‘Snow Bowl’ could have been designed specially for skiers!

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bertauern has

sidekick, and on December 15, Obertauern launches its ‘Bobby’s

seasons in the Alps.

snowboard at a reduced rate.

one of the longest

When Adriatic low-pressure systems advance from the

south, they make a bee-line for the Tauern Mountains

so early and so abundantly that snow cannon are hardly ever needed. So winter after winter, Obertauern – 56 miles south

of Salzburg - offers an exhilarating blend of great skiing and

snowboarding, live music, and endless opportunities to party.

The skiing area comprises more than 60 miles of ski-in, ski-out

slopes served by 26 lifts surrounding Obertauern village. There are special green (anticlockwise) and red (clockwise) Tauern

Round routes, with the chance of both night and early morning

Further highlights include the

Over 30s Party Week in January, featuring Austria’s celebrated

ski-dating event, and then the

Intersport Alpine Glow ‘Hottest Ski & Board Test in Europe’ at

the beginning of April. The finale – the 'Gamsleiten Criterion’

between April 18 and 21 - is the

largest winter treasure hunt in the Alps.

For more leisurely fun in the

skiing for those who can’t resist before-and-after-hours action.

snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides

has rails, boxes plus a wall ride and various snow obstacles.

in Tweng, the Hotel Schütz and at

The Longplay snowboarding fun park at the Kehrkopf chairlift

www.longplaypark.com

There are timed race runs and speed-measuring tracks, and

Florian Schmaldienst’s Snowkite School can introduce you to the ‘Hang On’ run. Tel +43-(0)-699-14612666

There’s plenty for sledging enthusiasts (including night

tobogganing) and two cross-country trails each more than six

miles long. And plenty of après ski too, within walking distance of

the hotels and the slopes, including various concerts and festivals. This year Obertauern is staging its traditional winter start in

two stages. An opening event takes place on November 24, when most of the lifts are already running, and you can finally relieve

that all-summer-long yearning for snow! The official opening will

are available at the Hotel Postgut Gnadenalm.

Child care

There’s a kindergarten for nonskiing children from the age of two upwards at the Hotel

Alpina: Tel: +43 (0)6456-7462 and Kinderland Obertauern is for children of 10 upwards: Tel: +43 (0)676-4185477

www.kinderbetreuung.cc

Reliable snow conditions and

be a week later, on December 1, with a live music curtain-raiser

such a packed winter programme

Obertauern. This year the big opening fanfare comes from The

example, a winter-opening price

that visitors and locals have come to expect over the years in

BossHoss, a German rock band which will mix country sounds

with Tijuana influences in what will be its highest performance

of the year – at around 5,710 feet! And those who don’t want the party to stop will be welcome at the big Ö3 Krampus Party on December 7. Entry is free!

Once again Obertauern is staging its Advent Magic from

December 13–23, proving that the ‘Salzburgerland hot-spot’ also

has a quiet, romantic and folksy side. The Christmas market will

feature its show about Krampus, St Nicholas’ mythical beast-like

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Snow Adventure’ special offer when children can learn to ski or

need not cost the earth! For

Suggested package: Powder Snow Weeks from January 12 to February 2, 2013 For those who want to go straight from the slope to a pit-stop at one of the innumerable huts and lodges for a little après-ski fun to set the mood for a hot party night. Bed & breakfast A stay of seven days including breakfast and a six-day ski pass starting from 472A* Three-star hotels with bed & breakfast only A stay of seven days including breakfast and a six-day ski pass starting from 552A * Three-star hotels A stay of seven days including halfboard and a six-day ski pass starting from 629A * Four-star hotels A stay of seven days including halfboard and a six-day ski pass starting from 738A * * Prices per person. The price examples above are limited to certain times and vary depending on availability. Services included depend on the type of accommodation. Vacation Condos A stay of seven days in an apartment for two people starts from 848A **

and lift pass is available from

** The price example above is limited to certain times and categories, allocation (adults/children), and availability. Services included may vary.

hotel a week’s stay (half board)

Catering and ski passes are not included.

for one week’s stay in a three-star Obertauern hotel with breakfast 619A per person. In a four-star plus lift pass costs 727A per person.

Contact Details: Tourismusverband Obertauern info@obertauern.com Tel.: +43 (0)6456 / 7252 www.obertauern.com

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Brandnertal in Vorarlberg A hidden family treasure

the Vorarlberg is

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• Between March 23 and April 7, children under 14 ski

destination for families.

• Wherever they stay in the village, guests are within

excellent ski schools,

Facts and figures:

randnertal in

the ultimate ski

Apart from its two

children aged from three to five have their own

‘Kinderland’ learning area

in the middle of the pretty village of Brand. They share

their snowy playground with lots of fun characters, and their own little ski courses are laid out with colourful poles and arches.

• Children aged six and under ski free of charge, and

there are discounts for older children and teenagers up to 18 years old.

• There are even more discounts for families with more

than one child (‘bambini’ rates!)

free when accompanied by their parents.

easy walking distance of one of the cable car stations.

• 14 lifts include two new cable cars, a gondola, and six chairlifts.

• 34 miles of runs - 80% with snowmaking.

Suggested package: Ski Active Brandnertal Available from Dec 8 till April 7 Seven nights’ B&B Six-day ski pass Prices: From 328A

Contact: Brandnertal Tourism Tel: +43 (0) 5559 555 tourismus@brandnertal.at www.brandnertal.at/uk Further information www.vorarlberg.travel/en

• Funpark ‘backyards’.

• Skiing from 3445 – 6560 feet. • Season: December 1 – April 7. Accommodation:

Brandnertal hotel choices include several affordable four-star hotels, and a wide choice of cheaper hotel

properties, as well as charming family-run pensions and numerous self-catering apartments.

Rauris: the ‘Golden Valley’ of the Alps

W

hether you’re an avid downhiller or cross-country enthusiast,

a snowboarder, tobogganer,

snowshoer, ski-tourer or winter hiker – you’ll

find the freedom of the great outdoors in the enchanting Rauris Valley.

Thirty kilometres of cross-country trails,

romantic rides by horse-drawn sleigh ride

or sledging by moonlight, high-spirited evenings at mountain huts and even visits to a schnapps distillery – these are all highlights of

winter in a valley with a truly warm and welcoming atmosphere. And a free ski bus to get you to the slopes. The Rauris Hochalm lifts serve

one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps, where new improved snowmaking guarantees reliable snow until well into springtime.

The 4-star Superior Theresia Gartenhotel

A feel-good hotel with easy access to the slopes and a new Alpine Green Spa

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n the heart of Saalbach’s breathtaking mountains, contemporary style and eco-chic meets timeless tradition at the four-star Superior Theresia

Gartenhotel which combines stylish décor with a

charming Alpine exterior. Organic gourmet cuisine, a chic spa, gorgeous rooms and gracious hospitality make for an unforgettable and relaxing stay. The

Theresia Gartenhotel has been given the “Top Hotel Award” by the

world’s biggest hotel review platform, Trivago, with 92 out of 100 points. And the Austrian Winter Sport Hotels Austria Ski Guide awarded it five out of five snow stars as one of the ‘Best of the Region’.

The Theresia’s cusine is a recipient of Gault Millau’s award as ‘one of

You’ll never feel lost in the crowd here as you hop aboard the summit

the 10 best in Austrian wellness hotels’. The hotel also offers gluten-free

the ‘Goldberggruppe‘ peaks, ready to sample a broad 19 mile network

is an ideal location - the family-run hotel is close to the slopes and the

lift. And you’ll quickly find yourself up at 7,135 ft, with superb views of of wonderful treeless north-east facing slopes. On a separate race

hill, there’s a GS course with automatic time-keeping. So no matter

whether you’re a pro, a beginner or a child – you’ll find just the slopes

for you in Rauris. In between runs, or after the lifts have closed, friendly huts and bars invite you to drop in and relax over a drink.

Suggested package: Winter Active Week: Seven nights with six-day ski pass, four days’ skiing lessons and ski rental. From 434A per adult and from 217A per child (aged six to 10) and 248A per child (aged 11 – 15) Available from Dec 14 to Apr 7 For more: http://www.raurisertal.at/en/ accommodation/packages/winter-packages/ winter-aktiv-woche.html Contact: Rauris tourist office Tel: +43 6544 200 22 info@raurisertal.at www.raurisertal.at

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food and a low cholesterol diet, as well as food for diabetics. The Theresia meeting place for the hotel’s own ski school. It has its own rental shop,

and the hotel’s Kids’ Club entertains and cares for youngsters from the

age of two upwards. After an exciting skiing tour through the mountains in Saalbach-Hinterglemm Leogang, relax in the magnificent spa with an

indoor pool and year-round steaming outdoor pool, saunas, Turkish baths, and a massage menu – not to mention delightful mountain views. Suggested package: White Weeks • January 5 – February 2 and March 2 - 9 • Seven nights with extended wellbeing half board • Six-day ski pass OR wellness treatments • In the four-star Superior Gartenhotel from 1054A

Contact: www.hotel-theresia.com Tel. +43-6541-74140 info@hotel-theresia.co.at

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