Austria

A whirldwind adventure: Motorbikes, classic cars and helicopters in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl

Generally when you’re motoring about on the slopes you’re powering through on skis or a board, getting by using man-power and gravity. Not so in Obergurgl and Hochgurl. Here the thrills extend to other, more mechanical, adventures suitable for petrol

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The skiing experience in St Christoph

Our representative in St Christoph, Edward Weller takes us through an average day spent skiing in the Arlberg. What is the skiing experience?   You wake up and look outside the window, blue skies overlook the beautiful mountains of the

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The Flexenbahn gondola in the Arlberg ski area

New to the Arlberg ski area this year is the Flexenbahn gondola linking the ski resorts of Stuben and Zürs. This new gondola has made it possible to ski from St Anton all the way over to Warth, eradicating the

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Next week: the Streif ski race in Kitzbühel

The town is ready, the race organisers are ready and we are ready!   It is that time of year again, the end of January when the Super Bowl of skiing, the Hahnenkamm races, makes its annual visit to Kitzbühel.

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First Impressions of Tyrolean Charm

  Last winter season was my very first season and it was also my first experience of the Tyrol region of Austria…     If you haven’t been there before I cannot recommend it enough and for so many different

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Obergurgl – The Diamond in the Alps and the Ötztal valley

  The Ötztal Valley     Many of the most famous Austrian Ski resorts can be found in the valley of Ötztal, though the name itself may mean very little if nothing at all by itself! The Ötztal is a

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Fasching In Alpbach

Carnival week, or the culmination of ‘Fasching’, is a time to party out in Alpbach and the village is always extra busy during this time as it’s traditionally a German holiday period.   Krapfen (donuts) are a traditional food around this time

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Winter Walking in The Alpbachtal

Alpbach is not only a wonderful area to come skiing, it also is great for anyone who fancies coming to do some winter walking. The tourist office even provide a free walking map on production of a hotel guest card.

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