St. Anton, Austria ski week March 2017

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St. Anton, Austria March 17 – 25, 2017

Seven nights 4-star hotel  with breakfast and dinner daily, private transfers

$1,144*

We have only one double room and one single room left for this ski week.


Munich, Germany 3 night pre-trip for $399… Details


Slovenia 8 day tour $1,498.. Details

 

Skiman loving the backcountry of St. Anton. Wow, what a place!

Skiman loving the backcountry of St. Anton. Wow, what a place!

All our ski tours offer the savings of group pricing while still affording you as much autonomy and individual freedom as you desire. We do NOT offer micro-managed group tours. It is YOUR ski vacation and there is great flexibility within the parameters of our tours. Of course, we always offer opportunities to participate in special events and activities, but none are mandatory. It’s your week to do with as you please. 

*Single occupancy upgrade is $196. If you would like us to find you a same-sex room mate to avoid this added cost just let us

know. We cannot guarantee it, but we almost always are able to match people up.

* Price subject to adjustment up or down based on change in the Euro / Dollar exchange rate, t.b.a. at time of final payment.

 

Hotel Basur is a do-over for us.... a really excellent place to spend a week.

Hotel Basur is a do-over for us…. a really excellent place to spend a week.

*Price does NOT include: International air.  In every one of our past 21 Europe tours, we included air. This year, for whatever reason, purchasing air outright on line has turned out to be much cheaper than group air held by us. So we changed it up this year and having everyone get their own air. The deals are currently amazing. Folks are flying round trip from the East Coast to Munich for under $500! My wife and I got tickets round trip from Oregon for only $549.  It is crazy good deals right now. You just need to get air into Munich, Germany on the correct dates and times.

  Of course, we are happy to help you find the air you need. Contact us for details.

 

 


 

Simple Definition of origin: the point or place where something begins or is created : the source or cause of something

Why start a sales pitch for a ski week with the above English lesson?  Because when it comes to the origin of modern skiing, St. Anton, Austria is it!  St. Anton is the region where modern skiing was born. From long-ago beginnings, St. Anton has morphed into a top-five-in-the-world ski resort. It is top five in size. It is top five in backcountry skiing. It is top five in nightlife. Quite simply: it ROCKS! 340 kilometers of trails, endless backcountry skiing terrain for off-trail skiing, 97 lifts, unbelievable Austrian apres-ski partying…. The list of superlatives is as endless as the terrain.

The Valuga region offers some of the best backcountry skiing in the world.

The Valuga region offers some of the best backcountry skiing in the world.

Morningstar has done two ski weeks in St. Anton and they were both stellar. When it is on (and it was on both times we went) it has arguably the best backcountry in Europe and some of the best groomed trails as well. Skiman has spent two of the very best of his  42 European ski weeks at St. Anton. The Valuga, a massive peak with an insane lift reaching its top, is the gateway to some of the best backcountry expert terrain he has skied anywhere in Europe. The hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails makes this a perfect resort for intermediate skiers as well. St. Anton should be on any skiers short list. It is truly spectacular.

As with our other resort for 2017, Kitzbuhel, the challenge with St. Anton is cost. It has become an expensive resort to stay in for a week. But on our trip four years ago to St. Anton, we discovered a small village eight minutes from St. Anton with a cozy Tyrolian hotel that offered us a great group rate. We loved the hotel and found the location to be very convenient to access the lifts. We are headed back to stay at the Hotel Basur (http://www.basur.at). As always, breakfast and dinner daily are included in our packages.

Blast from the past... A much younger Skiman enjoys a Braut on his first St. Anton journey.

Blast from the past… A much younger Skiman enjoys a Braut on his first St. Anton journey.

The skiing is huge and offers something for everyone. 42% of the trails are intermediate, 42% advanced, and 16% expert. The backcountry we will offer with a guide is immense and easily accessed.

EXPERTS: Of course, we will offer guided backcountry skiing. The backcountry skiing in the European Alps is unrivaled and it is the reason Skiman goes back to Europe every year. The terrain is vast and gorgeous, but to ski it safely, you need a local guide. We will organize this for you experts

Our Hotel Basur is cozy, warm, and very comfie. It truly is a home away from home.

Our Hotel Basur is cozy, warm, and very comfie. It truly is a home away from home.

who want to experience some of the finest skiing to be had anywhere. The backcountry of the Alps is stunning, but expensive if done on your own. The guides are over $400 per day. A HUGE advantage to skiing with us is the savings resultant by splitting the cost of the guides among a group. St. Anton is top five in the world for backcountry. Skiman has done two weeks there and both were incredible. It has some of the biggest and best expert terrain anywhere. If the snow is good ( it was knee deep both times before) it will blow away any expert.

DETAILS/ LOGISTICS St. Anton

st anton skier ripping!7 nights, 6 ski days: $1144*

Dates: Depart USA March 17, 2017 / return March 25, 2017

Included: 7 nights 4-star Hotel Basur, double occupancy with daily breakfast and 5 course dinner.  Single occupancy, add $196 for the entire week.

Private charter-bus transport from Munich, Germany to St. Anton  and return. (2.5 hour drive)

Not Included: air, lift passes (which cost less than half of U.S. passes),

See Logistics page for all details.

"I have skied just about everywhere in Europe. St. Anton is for sure in my top three Alps resorts."  Skiman

“I have skied almost every major resort in Europe. St. Anton is for sure in my top three Alps resorts.” Skiman

Doing BOTH ski weeks: We have many of our skier friends that want to save money and stay for more than one  ski week. If you have the resources and the time, this is a great idea. You have to pay to fly over to Europe and back, so the longer you stay, the more value you are getting out of your ticket.

Signing up for this tour

→Decide how many segments you are doing. This ski week only? Both ski weeks?  Extension tour to Munich before the ski week? Extension tour to Slovenia after the second ski week?

→Decide about any upgrades you want (i.e. single occupancy, room upgrade) and let us know at time of signing up.

→Make an initial deposit of $325 per person/ per trip. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. (Note: We highly recommend you purchase trip insurance from us or anyone else at the time of depositing to ensure the  return of any monies deposited on the tour(s) if cancellation is necessary.

→Make SURE that you have a valid passport and that it does NOT expire within 3 months of your trip return date.

→Read all the financial details pertaining to the tour(s) on the Trip Logistics page. Use the link below.

 Go to  Logistics and pricing page

 

kitzbuhel village pano

 Read Skiman’s blog/essay:Why I love to ski in Europe!”

Have a look at our 2015 tour to Mont Blanc / Courmayeur, Italy pics

Check out the pics from 2015’s tour to Monte Rosa, Italy

SWEET powder shots by Paolo our Italian guide from Italian Alps. 

    Photos from last year’s 2016 Alp-fest:

          Sestriere and Bormio, Italy

We  offer trip cancellation insurance directly to you for a good savings. Click HERE details.  

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