Ski Holiday in Austria – Budget Planner

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EN  Hello again, dear friends! I have just come back from a perfect ski holiday in Austria and thought to myself – why not give you a small guide on how to replicate my perfect holiday, in case you’re a ski fan. So here it goes, some tips and some information about how much money you need to spend:

I always rented an apartment with family and friends. We believe it’s easier to have an apartment and cook your own food. Being on the ski slopes all day, you usually have 2 main meals and you never know what time you’ll be back. This way you don’t depend on anyone and you make your own schedule. Renting an apartment varies, but you can find good places with €150-€200 per couple, per week. Best place to book a place is Interchalet.

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RO  Saluut! Am lipsit putin ce-i drept, insa am avut motive serioase: am petrecut un concediu tare placut in Austria la ski. Si cum imi place mie de obicei, am ales sa va fac un mic rezumat cu ce trebuie sa stiti daca va organizati si voi sa mergeti si cam cat va costa un astfel de concediu. 

In primul rand, cazarea: noi mereu am mers pe principiul de a inchiria un apartament pe familie/prieteni. Asa nu ne constrange nimic, ne gatim noi singuri si e mai usor. Fiind toata ziua la ski, organizam de obicei doua mese mari si la ore total diferite. Uneori suntem mai obositi, alteori mai matinali…asa ca e mai bine sa nu depinzi de vreun program la hotel. E si cel mai avantajos din punct de vedere financiar: in medie e undeva pe la €150 – €200 de cuplu pe o saptamana. Cel mai bun site de cazare, din punctul nostru de vedere, e Interchalet.

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EN  Food there is similar with UK prices so you can buy there all your stuff. If you decide to eat on top of the mountains, you’ll pay around €15-€20 per person. They serve good quality food in those cottages with superb views, they also have great beer and mulled wine at very good prices.

The ski passes can be a bit pricey, but the more days you buy them for, the cheaper they get. It’s around €200 per person for a 5 day season. But you can pay slightly less or more, depending on the area you’re going to. All ski areas are beautiful and worth visiting, in my opinion. However, because it’s quite warm these days, choose something at a higher altitude just to make sure the snow is plenty. Details about prices, ski slopes and everything around Kitzbuhel – are all here.

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RO  Mancarea e significant mai scumpa decat in Romania. Din Romania e usor, te urci in masina si incarci bagajele cu cateva cumparaturi. Asa e cel mai bine, macar alimente de baza pentru primele mese. Daca alegi sa mananci in oras, e plin de cabane in varful muntilor cu peisaje deosebite. O masa e in jur de €15-€20 de persoana, iar calitatea mancarii e foarte buna. Berea si vinul fiert se gasesc la orice loc la preturi okay. 

Cel mai mare cost e accesul la partii. Un bilet pe un sezon de 5 zile e undeva la €200, depinde de zona pe care o alegeti, adica numarul de partii. Toate partiile pe care le-am vazut m-au impresionat. Insa pentru ca e tot mai cald iernile, va sugerez undeva la altitudini mai mari. Asa va asigurati ca partia e okay, altfel skiati mai mult pe zapada artificiala sau moale. De data asta noi am fost in zona Kitzbuhel, o zona foarte intinsa. Detalii cu partii, preturi, altitudini etc – le aflati aici

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EN  You’ll find loads of buses that offer free transportation to different ski areas. So look for this when booking your accommodation, if you don’t have a car. You’ll need some sort of transportation, unless you live just next to a base.

Bring some FastumGel or any other type of pain killer remover for your muscles. If you are not in the greatest shape, you can pull your muscles easily – depending on how much you ski. Don’t overdo it from the first day! It’s a holiday, but it is an intense work out.

ski holiday austriaRO  Transportul la partii e foarte important. De cele mai multe ori aveti de mers si cel mai comod e sa aveti o masina. Insa daca nu aveti, e plin de autobuze care va transporta gratuit doar cu ski pass-ul pe care oricum l-ati luat. La casa de bilete va pot oferi informatii cu statii, orar, tot ce trebuie.

Desi e un concediu, poate fi obositor mai ales daca nu sunteti in cea mai buna conditie fizica. Nu exagerati din prima zi si va recomand sa luati cu voi creme de tip Fastum Gel pentru musculatura. Pentru mine cel putin a fost destul de obositor, dar poate si pentru ca am incercat sa ma tin dupa Dan – n-am cazut decat zilnic. 

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EN   And last but not least, go at least one day to a spa! You need it, and there are some beautiful ones. You can go to local ones for about €15/person. You’ll get some warm water and saunas. But if you’re after those fancy places with hot jacuzzis outside, you’ll have to pay €30 or more. Overall, a ski trip can cost you minimum €500 per person, with all reduced to the bone. If you want to relax a bit, €700 is more of a real number.

RO   Si cel mai important, nu uitati de spa! Mergeti cel putin o zi (sau o dupa masa) la un spa, sa va relaxati si sa va bucurati de un tratament. Sunt multe bazine in diverse localitati la preturi in jur de €15 de persoana cu sauna inclusa. Iar daca vreti ceva in stilul pozelor faimoase cu jacuzzi in aer liber, printre munti va costa aproximativ dublu. Iar per total o vacanta la ski in Austria va poate costa minim €500 de persoana, cu economii la sange. Insa vreo €700 e un numar mai real zic eu. 

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♥ Andra

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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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Getting ready for Holiday

327-3-piccolo-1-travel-around-the-worldI’m one of those tourists who love to explore as much as possible when going somewhere. I’m curious and intrigued about each place I visit. And no matter if it’s a popular city like Paris or just a small village half an hour from home. For me, any trip is exciting – it’s one of my favourite things to do. And I wanted to stress this, because many people tell me that they can’t afford to go on a trip. But I believe that it doesn’t need to be something big. Not for me at least.

Every trip recharges my batteries with new ideas, inspiration and motivation to come back and become better. Because I love travelling, my wish is to see as much as possible. In order to do so, Dan and I try to never go back to the same place. Even though we love it. We love everything we’ve seen so far but we want to see more. Now, I’ve been to Austria many times. However, this will be our first time skiing which is really exciting!

When it comes to clothes, I like to dress comfortably. I know I’m going to do a lot of walking and shoes are very important for me. I’ll do try and look for nice garments, as I know I’ll be taking loads of photos. But my focus is comfort.

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Sunt genul de turist caruia ii place sa vada cat mai mult dintr-un loc. De aceea mereu cand ma duc undeva incerc sa fac mici excursii, sa vizitez diverse locuri si localuri specifice. Orice excursie ma incarca cu energie pozitiva. Imi place sa ma inspir din tot ce vad, imi place sa incerc bucataria locala si sa ma plimb prin natura. Imi doresc enorm sa vad cat de mult posibil din lumea asta de aceea Dan si cu mine am hotarat sa vizitam mereu ceva ce n-am mai vazut inainte. 

Iar pentru mine o excursie poate sa insemne o vizita la Paris sau o vizita intr-un satuc din apropiere. Nu prea conteaza sincer. Pentru mine e la fel de interesant. Si spun asta pentru ca multi imi spun ca nu-si permit sa mearga in excursii. Insa eu cred ca sunt destule idei pe care le putem pune in aplicare cu bani putini. In cazul meu, o excursie perfecta e cea in care ma pot relaxa, ma pot rasfata si ma pot deconecta de micicle probleme zilnice. 

In ceea ce priveste tinutele, aleg haine comode. Pentru ca de obicei ma plimb mult, incaltamintea e foarte importanta. E adevarat, incerc sa-mi caut haine mai dragute pentru ca stiu ca voi face multe poze, insa cel mai important lucru e sa ma simt comod. 

Urmatoarea excursie e in Austria. Desi am vizitat tara inainte, n-am fost niciodata la ski. Stiu ca multi dintre voi sunteti satui de iarna, insa eu voi vedea pentru prima data zapada iarna aceasta. In sfarsit pot sa ma bucur de un peisaj alb! 

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See you when I’m back!

 ♥ Andra

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