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Discussion in 'Europe' started by DidSurfNowSki, Jan 10, 2020.
Could do a week there easily. Then you have a few others in the valley on the same pass.
Full season .
Yes, you just have to look at Google Maps and there are ski areas everywhere in that region. Definitely on my list now.
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.
I'm staying at Landeck next week
Then you just need one of these passes.
The Ski 6 one covers Fiss-Serfaus and a few others
Train and bus.
A true European.
Might head out to Nauders today.
Yeah, and in the US I'll be hiring a car
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?
Hard to beat when they are so reliable and offer such good value. Don't have to worry about random breatho's either!
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.
You registered with skiline? They automatically track your vertical. You can compare the numbers with your app.
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.
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)
What are you doing up at 3.48 am ?
I remember posting from Fiss in 2006 and you commented on my using a German Keyboard with the twin dots above the Os .
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.
Hör zu, bin nicht blöd. A' Knödel mit Rösti is sicher schön. Habs öfters.
Entschuldigen, dass war nür eine Blödsinn.
. 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.
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.
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.
Well unless he's sleeping from his earlier posting...
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.
May have jumped on an early bus to Nauders.
The Südtiroler German dialect can be a bit difficult to understand also.
Soooooo the Germans can’t understand each other.
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.
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.
Yep- not much Schwabisch up that way .
What beer is on da table atm @DidSurfNowSki ?
I just asked for a large beer!
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.
Strikes called for French ski resorts during February holidays:
Ein beir gross danke?
Lucky I don’t drink beer.
Are you travelling solo?
Sidecountry looks marvelous up around there. Would be good with fresh. What were your general impressions of the resort ?
Was it quiet ?
Snow coming on Sat. DSNS.
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.
So Ozzie As?
On this day 2018 prior to the arrival of much pow. Zehnerlift Saalbach.
Chilling at the bus stop waiting for my ride up to the glacier. About an hours trip.
Karlesjoch webcam looks sweet DSNS. 335 cm base up top.
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.
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.
The ski 6 pass does offer the following:-
Kaunertaler Gletscher (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