Ski Holiday in Austria

ski holiday austria alpsI’m not a fan of the cold. Knowing that I’ll spend a week at 2000 m altitude didn’t make me happy, but I really wanted to go to experience skiing abroad. I packed and packed and packed. I took with me everything that was warm enough for a cold trip. But guess what? It turned out to be much more better than expected. We were too lucky to ski under a bright blue sky, with so high temperatures that I didn’t need to wear my body warmers. Instead, the suncream was a must. My dream came true: enjoying skiing, while being warm. The trip was great and I’m happy to share with you a short list of the things I liked.

Price

The Holiday was not too expensive. Accommodation options vary, depending on your budget. The ski pass is approximately 200 Euros for 5 days and the price goes slightly up, when adding more days. The sky pass includes free rides with the bus, or free parking if you’re with your own car. Overall – the holiday is definitely worth the price!

Weather

Now, we were lucky to enjoy this splendid weather. Our host told us that what we experienced is usually in the summer and not now. But what I know is that the next trip will be in March as well, not sooner.

Skiing

There are so many options you can choose from. You can plan your skiing based on your level, on what you want to do and how long you want to stay. And the landscape is truly amazing. I would stop every now and then and just look around. There are cottages with restaurants and restrooms. There are also many ski services along the way in case you want to fix them. My ski boots were horrible and really damaged my feet. That’s why I chose to rent a pair. For renting there are various possibilities and the prices are alright. For example, I paid 15 Euros for 2 days for the ski boots.

Food

Overall the food tastes good. Everything that I tried I liked (especially the cakes!). They are very good at making cheese and apple cakes. One specific is the Apfelstrudel (with apples). One place that I liked was a terrace on the water in Zell am See. We also enjoyed a great cheese cake on a boat, on a lake in Germany. – which brings me to my last point:

Location

We stayed close to Zell am Ziller (near Insbruck). We spent two days travelling around, to get to know the area. Close to our place we found beautiful lakes and landscapes. If you love being surrounded by nature, then I think you’d like this area. And to relax a bit after all that skiing (and eating), we spent an afternoon in a spa center with saunas and warm jacuzzis. My parents don’t ski and they chose to spend their days around the area. They never got bored, as there is always something to see or do.

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Nu-mi place deloc frigul. Asa ca, o vacanta la 2000 m altitudine nu m-a incantat neaparat. Dar n-am schiat niciodata in afara tarii asa ca am vrut neaparat sa ma duc in Austria. Asa ca mi-am indesat in bagaj toate bluzele si toti pantalonii polartec pe care i-am avut prin casa. Mama mi-a pus si ea ce-am avut ramas in tara sa nu cumva sa-mi fie frig! Ce sa spun, a fost atat de cald ca n-am putut purta niciun polartec! Dimpotriva, mereu cu crema de protectie solara dupa noi. Un soare puternic, un cer complet senin iar totul in jurul nostru alb. A fost de vis! Cu adevarat o vacanta reusita, asa ca va scriu pe scurt cateva lucruri care mi-au placut si care cred ca va pot veni in ajutor, sa va faceti o idee:

Pretul

Pretul pentru o excursie la ski in Austria poate sa fie foarte bun. Cazarea chiar difera in functie de buget si daca alegeti sa inchiriati un apartament pe care sa-l impartiti cu gasca iese foarte avantajos. Ski passul a fost in jur de 200 Euro pentru 5 zile, iar pentru fiecare zi in plus creste putin. Comparand cu preturile din Maramures (Suior, Cavnic) si partiile din zona pot sa spun ca ski passul are un pret tare bun! Cu el aveti si autobuz gratuit ce va duce la partii sau parcare gratuita daca sunteti cu masina. Sincer, credeam ca va fi mai scump insa am ajuns la concluzia ca e foarte avantajos.

Vremea

Din punctul asta de vedere am avut un noroc extraordinar. Gazda noastra ne spunea ca doar vara au parte de vreme asa buna. Dar ideea e ca si data viitoare am sa aleg sa merg prin Martie si nu mai repede. Zapada a fost foarte buna si poate prin Februarie ar fi prea frig.

Schiatul

Schiatul in sine a fost o placere. O multitudine de partii in functie de pregatirea fiecaruia. Atatea partii ca n-am putut sa mergem pe toate, iar peisajul deosebit oriunde. Iar asta mi-a placut cel mai mult: ca am avut de unde alege. Pe alocuri diverse restaurante si toalete, totul la dispozitia noastra. Iar din cand in cand service pentru schiuri in caz ca aveam nevoie sa le fixam cumva. Am schiat mult mai mult decat eram eu obisnuita si claparii m-au jenat teribil. Asa ca am hotarat sa-mi inchiriez altii pentru ultimele doua zile. Statiunea a fost plina de magazine si una doua mi-am gasit ceva sa-mi placa. Pretul iar a fost convenabil zic eu: 15 Euro pentru doua zile.

Mancarea

N-am mancat prea mult prin oras, insa tot ce-am gustat mi-a placut tare. Ei fac foarte bune patiserii asa ca a trebuit sa gustam pe langa cafeluta un Apfelstrudel (strudel cu mere) si Kase kuchen (prajitura cu branza).

Locatia

Noi am ales sa stam in Zell am Ziller, de unde am luat telecabina si ne-am plimbat apoi prin munti pe unde am vrut. Zona este frumoasa si imi place ca aproape sunt multe locatii deosebite: Insbruck, Zell am See, Munich. Parintii mei nu schiaza si ei intreaga vacanta s-au plimbat prin imprejurimi. Lucruri sunt destule de vizitat si de facut. Si ca sa ne odihnim dupa atata schiat (si mancat), am hotarat sa mergem la un spa cu jacuzziuri cu apa calda si saune. Am gasit un locsor in Germania, langa un lac frumos la vreo 50 km de statiune.

 

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Lastly, here’s a small movie I made just for fun. I thought I might share it with you too. It’s a bit shaky because Dan was filming while he was skiing. I hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂

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In ultimul rand, vreau sa va impartasesc un scurt film pe care l-am facut doar de dragul de-a avea o amintire. E cam miscat pentru ca Dan a filmat in timp ce schia.

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