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Trip Report RTW Part 2 - Austria

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

  1. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Could do a week there easily. Then you have a few others in the valley on the same pass.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Full season ;).
     
  3. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, you just have to look at Google Maps and there are ski areas everywhere in that region. Definitely on my list now.
     
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    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have always thought Landeck would make a great base with Serfaus Fiss etc and The Arlberg and Ischgl/Kappl all a relatively short drive or train away. Solden and Kaurnertal Glacier are a bit further away but easily doable for a day here and there. Venet is a nice little local hill too.
     
  5. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm staying at Landeck next week:rolleyes:
     
  6. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Then you just need one of these passes.
    https://www.tyrol.com/things-to-do/sports/skiing/ski-pass
    The Ski 6 one covers Fiss-Serfaus and a few others
     
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  7. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Car?
     
  8. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Train and bus.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A true European.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, some great value with those passes - so much to see and ski. Imagine trying to ski all of the lift on the Tirol pass - 1100 lifts?
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hard to beat when they are so reliable and offer such good value. Don't have to worry about random breatho's either!
     
  13. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which I did last year, although only briefly. Stayed at Ried to ski Fiss-Serfaus, then Landeck to day trip to Ischgl.
    Which by coincidence (not really) is what DSNS is doing now.
     
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  14. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You registered with skiline? They automatically track your vertical. You can compare the numbers with your app.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We trust it will be a 2 door pink Cadillac convertible about 27 feet long. Anything less and you'll be picked as a tourist.
     
  16. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They will take a bit longer and can get crowded, but the ski buses some of which start in Landeck are free (as long as you are in ski gear)
     
  17. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    What are you doing up at 3.48 am ?
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    I remember posting from Fiss in 2006 and you commented on my using a German Keyboard with the twin dots above the Os .
     
  19. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    and that is particularly relevant especially for places like Ischgl. It is quite difficult when you ski back to the valley to walk past the several dozen pumping Apres ski bars without stopping.
     
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  20. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hör zu, bin nicht blöd. A' Knödel mit Rösti is sicher schön. Habs öfters. :)

    Entschuldigen, dass war nür eine Blödsinn. ;)
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    LOLLOL. Yo mai. I remember when my brother went to learn instructing in Saalbach and mum said thats near Kitzpichl in her dialect and i was stuck with that way of pronouncing Kitzbuhel for many years.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some dialects are really hard to comprehend.

    I have occasionally in recent times tuned into Swiss TV for a bit of a chuckle. The newsreaders and the like you can understand, but when they cross to a regular person on the street I have absolutely no idea.

    Also when they interview Swiss skiers on Austrian TV you can mostly understand them, but when the same ones get interviewed on Swiss TV it is like what??

    edit. anyway enough of this. This is DSNS's TR.
     
  23. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Is it Wurst or Viersht or Voostchen ? Yeah the Sydney german radio has those Shcwizer folk on and its hit and miss. Easier to listen to Ladin than some of those . Anyway DSNS should be awake and posting by now.
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well unless he's sleeping from his earlier posting...
     
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    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I recall standing in the train station at Munich with a German flatmate who came from a village near Koln (the old Cologne), when another German came up and asked me a question. I could kinda understand German but had no idea of what he was saying so apologised and said my friend (German flatmate) might help. My friend looked at me and said in English "I have no idea what he is saying, he is from Berlin". I felt much better at not understanding everybody thereafter. It's even more confusing in the Dolomites (a former German area) where locals talk at least 4 languages (German, Italian, English and local dialect), sometimes mixing languages within a conversation. Oh my, very confusing! Still, much easier than Polish, Slovakian, Czech, Dutch etc.
     
  26. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    May have jumped on an early bus to Nauders.
     
  27. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Südtiroler German dialect can be a bit difficult to understand also.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Soooooo the Germans can’t understand each other.
     
  29. Kletterer

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    No. Some however choose to dig deep into their dialects when they dont wish to converse - particularly if you are not proficient. get them drinking at the bar and they almost always ease on up to it , particularly when on a ski break in Austria or Bavaria.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I rarely heard Germans speaking dialect when I lived in Koeln and Berlin. Austrians were so happy that I could speak some German that they would speak slowly in their clearest Hock Deutsch, and the Schwetiz would ask me if I would speak English or French with them since they hated speaking Hoch Deutsch.
     
  31. Kletterer

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    Yep- not much Schwabisch up that way .
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just asked for a large beer!
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    A bluebird day skiing at Nauders.

    I needed to catch the bus ~25 km up the valley from Ried.





    It was another clear bluebird day here. Still lots of fun to be had on the groomers.











    Lunch was Kasespatzle and beer



    I was going to catch the bus over to Italy, but that wasn’t going to happen with my favourite Austrian dish on offer.



    A most fun day indeed. Time to catch the bus back down To Ried.



    Just across the border from Italy :)



    Tomorrow I might check out the Kaunertaler Gletscher. Just need to figure out how to get from Ried to Prutz on time.
     
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    Ein beir gross danke?
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    a Krügel
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Sidecountry looks marvelous up around there. Would be good with fresh. What were your general impressions of the resort ?

    Was it quiet ?
     
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    Snow coming on Sat. DSNS.
     
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    Yep

    It's got your name written all over it. 30cm of fresh and Nauders would go off the hook. The resort isn't as full on as Schick and Fiss, has more of a relaxed alpine village feel about it. The ski bus was still crowded though.

    Wouldn't go astray at all. Wouldn't like to be a mountain guide up here at the moment. Off piste is boilerplate.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So Ozzie As?
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    On this day 2018 prior to the arrival of much pow. Zehnerlift Saalbach.
     
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    Yep

    Chilling at the bus stop waiting for my ride up to the glacier. About an hours trip.



     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Karlesjoch webcam looks sweet DSNS. 335 cm base up top.
     
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    Kaunertaler Gletscher

    It was an early start to get out to the glacier this morning, I had to get breakie on the way.



    Once on the hill it was straight to the top and words can’t adequately describe how good the view is.











    Basically the day consisted of getting to the top of the hill, being blown away by the views and skiing back down to the bottom. The quality of the snow was excellent (on piste), peaking over 3000m too.

    Today’s lunch offering.



    Once again, right on the Austrian - Italian border.



    Took a while to get back down the hill and back to my accommodation in Ried, but a very rewarding day. Even saw the Mercedes Benz crew out road testing some new cars, they had that funny paint scheme on.

    Need to think about what I’m doing tomorrow but first dinner.

     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd just go back to Fiss-Serfaus. There is so much more terrain to check out there. I wouldn't bother with Fendels even though it is only a 5-10 min walk from your pension. It is only a fairly small area with a gondola, a chair and a T-bar from memory. Good for a few hours rather than a full day. Unless you just want an easy day.
    It was perfect for me last year as I had a late change of plans. Was going to ski Nordkette in Innsbruck but there was going to long delay in opening there, so instead went back grabbed my bags, headed to Ried earlier and walked over to Fendels for a few hours in the afternoon. But if you have a full day, go to Fiss.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    The ski 6 pass does offer the following:-
    • Venet
    • Nauders-Reschenpass (skied)
    • Fendels
    • Kaunertaler Gletscher (skied)
    • Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (skied)

    I'll do Fendels on the way of out of Ried on Saturday and Venet can wait until I need a quiet day when I'm staying in Landeck.

    So Fiss it is :)

    Snow wise it just looks like a dusting over the weekend, which will freshen the cover up a bit. The long range forecast suggests something biblical 10 days out just as I'm leaving...

    Here's a little chart of my max speed. Slowly creeping up to where it was before I broke my leg. Can now just keep up with the slowest Austrians ;)

     
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