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Trip Report Austria - Saalbach Hinterglemm, Gerlos, Bad Hofgastein

Discussion in 'Europe' started by DidSurfNowSki, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. hipo

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    Jelly, jelly, jelly guys great reports / photos of top skiing in brochure conditions. BUT not skiing cause of vis - give me a break, you were brought up better than that in Perisher. Next you'll want them to dig out the magic carpet :rolleyes:
     
  2. Kletterer

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    Konigsleiten rocks for off piste. Lots of it and barely anyone doing this side of the hill. A lovely steeper pitch below where DSNS is standing and traverse accross to Gondala at bottom----- repeat ;) . . Late this arvo with Gipferlbahn behind. Dont mind a bit of thigh deep on a sunny arvo.
     
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  3. Kletterer

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  5. Kletterer

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    Last 3 pics is around the Teufeltal area ( Devils Valley) Aptly named. Some serious sidecountry about. Today was awesomely good fun .
     
  6. DidSurfNowSki

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    Today started off snowy, but GFS which has been bang on all this trip said the weather was going to moderate.


    It started off overcast, with some nice pow.


    Then the clouds began to part...


    At times I had to hold @Kletterer back, there's no lift down at the bottom of that valley!


    But once the sun came out you could see for miles and miles.


    So nice to be skiing above the tree line.


    With a magnificent vista for lunch.


    And we finished off with some knee-waist deep pow.
     

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  7. Kletterer

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    Yeah that steep bit next to the creek was real fun, deep and dry.
     
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    that looks trcuking epic
     
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    Seriously looks like you would need to know where you are going, a few of those valleys look like they run into dead ends....
     
  11. Heinz

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    Doesn't surprise me that Königsleiten side would be quiet. I'd say many people would be accessing the Arena from the Zillertal side like I did on my one day. It takes a long time to traverse all the way across to that side. Once I got there I had to turn around and start heading on my way back to Zell.
     
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  12. Kimski

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    From the ski map it looks like a really extensive area.

    Love the photos. You’re living the dream :)
     
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  13. Kletterer

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    That and the fact that its a small town and the buses to Gerlos Pass/ Konigsleiten are not very frequent. Kinda nice actually.
     
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  14. Heinz

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    It is very extensive. As I commented earlier on my one day there in 2013 I started in Zell an Ziller - well Ried in the Zillertal actually, caught the train and shuttle bus to get to Zell, traversed to the centre, down to Gerlos, back up and over to Königsleiten. By then it was past midday so decided to start heading back rather than continuing on to Plattenkogel, Hochkrimmel. So spent the day traversing the area and back not even getting to the far end.

    I would say most people would be coming up from Zell. If you wanted to concentrate on this area then Gerlos certainly looks to be the best place to base which these guys clearly worked out. But then I had a Zillertal pass so was skiing the various resorts in that valley.
     
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  15. Heinz

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    Yes, while Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller are largish towns with the regular Zillertalbahn trains.
     
  16. Kletterer

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    The run from the top down to Zell is 1930 mts vert.
     
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  17. Heinz

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    I think I actually had a run down there at the start of the day before heading to the other side. Was very quiet in the morning. A bit more traffic in the afternoon as everyone else was heading back to Zell.
     
  18. Kletterer

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    Might head over for a look at Plattenkogl now.
     
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  20. Kletterer

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    Cereals , cakes, fresh fruits, COFFEE
     
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  22. Kletterer

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    Yes those too.
     
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    Happy skiing :)
     
  24. Kletterer

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    Ohh yeah baby.
     
  25. DidSurfNowSki

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    Snap!
     
  26. Kletterer

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    View from part way up the Platten to the other side
     
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    Just enough to warm up the quads?
     
  28. DidSurfNowSki

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    What an amazing day, @Kletterer dragged me onto a ski bus and we went out to ski the Plattenkogell



    We did a lot of runs off to skiers left...



    Boot deep powder runs all day, Austria delivers !

     
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  29. Kletterer

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    Just a small section of the long off piste run out skiers left of Plattenkogerl. Last run of the day. All tracks right of tree was our canvas and then some. Less humidity today so snow was drier.
     
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  31. Kletterer

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    Dude .....it was even better down lower with widespread trees and rollers of joy. We just couldnt stop it was so good .
     
  32. Kletterer

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    ^^^^ Just remember this is 2 days after being opened for off piste. Not many places you can get that kinda value without being totaly tracked out .
     
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    That deserves a big serve of Apfelstrudel.
     
  34. DidSurfNowSki

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    With cream and vanilla sauce !
     
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    fantastic, all of it
     
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    Mit schlag?
     
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    Breakfast choices...









     
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    Calm Bluebird morning :) Off we go to the Zell side over the top.
     
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    Just did Austria’s biggest vertical descent, 1930m ;)

    Very steep at the bottom !

     
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    Off piste was not much chop today but the pistes were fabulous.. Went up over the highest part of resort and had a look around the Zell side. Bigger than it looks on the piste map. Some fab looking off piste terrain and wow there is so much of it.Stopped at Larchenalm again for a nice Schnitzel with potato salad 11.80 euros. not bad for on the mountain. I think DSNS is becoming addicted to Strudel :cool:
     
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    There is even fibre in that buffet....
     
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    And Raspberries .
     
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    A couple more pics from today.



    Another bluebird day, the vista was magnificent.



    We visited the Zell Im Zillertal area.


    Strudel... nom, nom, nom...
     
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