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Trip Report RTW Part 2 - Austria

Discussion in 'Europe' started by DidSurfNowSki, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is part of my around the world jaunt to Japan, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, USA and Canada.

    The planning for this trip can be found here.
    RTW Part 1 - Japow can be found here.

    This trip report covers flying into Munich from Tokyo, getting across to Austria, staying at various places in Austria, skiing in Austria with (fingers crossed) a couple of quick side trips into Italy and Switzerland because I could ;).

    There's a couple of ski circuits I want to attempt in Ischgl and the Arlberg. If things go well, I'll go on a couple of guided tours too.

    There's even a slim possibility I might even catch up with a forumite for a ski in Lech.
     
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  2. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is going to be as tough as the ANA flight from Sydney to Tokyo ;)

    Lufthansa Business Class Menu
    Western Cuisine

    After Takeoff
    Appetizers
    • Smoked Duck Breast with Duck Rillette, Hazelnut Vinaigrette and Raisin
    • Prawns and Mango Salad with Endive, Lime Sweet Chili Sauce and Coriander
    • Composition of Vegetables Savories
    Salad
    • Fresh Garden Salad with Cucumber
      presented with delicious Dressing
    Main Courses
    • Braised Beef Casserole with Red Wine Glaze, Spätzle and Onion, Carrots
    • Slow-poached Nordic Salmon with Saffron Pernod Sauce and Green Pea Puree
    Cheese and Dessert
    • Edam, Cœur de Lion Camembert and Stilton Blue Cheese garnished with Apple Chutney and Walnut
    • Chocolate Mocha Tart with Pecan Nuts
    • Fresh Fruit
    Annnabuzy won't speak to me after this :(
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That delicious dressing should be delicious.
     
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    I have a mate in St Anton .... he is a bastard.
     
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  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You know you are going the wrong way don’t you?
     
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  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    If I knock over even half the things I want to this leg I'll be very satisfied.
     
  7. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well if you keep going the wrong way :headbang: you’ll knock over a shit tonne of stuff.:cheers:
     
  8. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I spose you’ll be ok if you write North on your right hand and South on your left hand.:thumbs:
     
  9. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why do you reckon I stuck you up front when walking up Zeil / Woodroffe ;)
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cos you like my farts?
     
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  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Explains the flies ;)
     
  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What flies?
     
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  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah that’s a good menu!

    Osaka to Syd business class in March just didn’t seem as nice.

    Will compare again in a week when I fly to Haneda.
     
  14. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What is this Bussiness class you speak of? Is it something only for gods?
     
  15. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hells yes!!

    #sorrynotsorry
     
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    The trail of dead ones that made the mistake of flying through your farts. And the brown dog.
     
  17. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didn’t look back, didn’t notice.


    Not true actually, I’m always looking round and checking which hand is Norf & which is Sowf. And where my friends are.

    And I don’t remember too many flies on either Zeil or Woodroffe, tho I’m sure @DidSurfNowSki is correct there were some. I do remember the air was so clear. And it took until last weekend to pull i hope the last spinfex out of my boots and more likely the 2nd to last spinifex out of my gaiters.
     
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  18. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Today’s taxi



    12 hrs.....
     
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  19. DidSurfNowSki

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  20. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flughafen München. Jetzt wahrscheinlich im Zug richtung Innsbruck?
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Yep. He would be on the train to Innsbruck by now.
     
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    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Poor bastard!!
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Really enjoyed that train trip. In fact, I enjoy most train trips in Europe. Looks like they keep changing the airport - keeps it interesting.
     
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  24. SMSkier

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    @DidSurfNowSki ....

    Hey mate, trip looks good so far. I’m in Oberlech till Saturday if your in these parts. Lech, St Anton, Zurs and a few others.

    Cheers.
     
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  25. DidSurfNowSki

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    WIll get in contact tonight, today's plan is to ski Schlick :)
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    All lifts and runs open bro. Have a hoot.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Straight down around Panoramabahn first up DSNS.
     
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  28. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Using the free skibus from the City hotels or do you have a vehicle/ Khutai looks sweet atm (from the cams).
     
  29. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks clear, head up high.
     
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    Sure :)

     
  31. Ozgirl

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    Less sitting more skiing!
     
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  32. Kletterer

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    Strudel on the fly syndrome.
     
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    Bluebird today in Innsbruck.



    Left the bags at the hotel and headed up to Schlick 2000.







    The surface was hard, smooth and fast !

    Some replenishment was required at lunchtime.



    The view wasn’t too bad either.



    All the action is really above the gondola and the run down the valley. Lots of people skinning up the hill from the bottom.

     
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    And Skiwasser! :thumbs: Reh/Hirschgulasch mit Rotkohl? :yum:
     
  35. Rabid K9

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    Haven't been to Schlick before, how did you rate the terrain?

    Looks quite interesting.
     
  36. DidSurfNowSki

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    Plenty of off piste opportunities if the conditions are right. :)
     
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  37. DidSurfNowSki

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    Made it safely to Ried. Pretty happy with the way the day turned out. 5 buses and a train trip all went smoothly. Had a snitty and beer for dinner.



    Tomorrow probably Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
     
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  38. Heinz

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    People skinning up the hill at resorts is very common in Austria.
     
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    Another Bluebird day in Austria.






    Going to check out the groomers at Fiss.
     
  40. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I certainly recognise those views :)
     
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  41. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should also say hard to wrong with a Schnitzel. ;)
     
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  42. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Also it seems we had quite contrasting days at Schlick. Last year I had winter conditions in spring. You appear to have had spring conditions in winter.
     
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    Onsen with ice on top? LOL
     
  44. DidSurfNowSki

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    Ok, I know I’ve skied in Austria before but this place continues to knock my socks off.

    Today I had a nice ski around Serfaus- Fiss-Ladis. So much terrain....











    The highest point 2828m at the top of Masnerkoff.





    Due to the conditions everyone was staying on piste but the size of these runs are amazing.

    Today’s lunch and venue.





    A most fun day even though no off piste was suitable.

    Saw quite a bit of the hill. Run of the day run #7, which is the right loop. Take the gondola right to the top, turn right, ski all the way back down the hill. A real leg burner ! None of those short and sharp Japanese runs here ;)

     
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    You should have done before trip and end of trip selfies for us.
    Those lunches..............:D
     
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  46. Heinz

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    Yep. The contrast in scale and infrastructure between Japan and Austria is very stark. I also recall that feeling working my way from Fiss, past Serfaus all the way over to Masnerkopf - it just seems to go forever. I love both Japan and Austria but for different reasons.
     
  47. Heinz

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    The run down to Ladis is a pleasant little cruiser, but if you do it, do it in the morning as it does soften up in the sun.
     
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    Its quite a resort eh. Over the back side of Zwolferkopf is a good first up option too. The Rennstrecke ( speed trap ) next to Shongampbahn is a faster one than most other resorts provide. Black Piste # 56 recomended on the way back
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    I noticed you skied to the bottom of Lawensbahn. Some amazing steep backcountry on the opposite side there .
     
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    How many days would you get out of this ski area? Looks interesting.