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Skiing: Change in skier communication…?

By on December 31, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments

There is been a change in skier communication on the mountains in Europe in the last few years. Using your mobile (cell) phone used to be very expensive in Europe, if you were not in your own country it used to be very expensive, so Brits tended to look around for another way of communicate […]

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Day 7: Final day of skiing at St Anton, Austria

By on December 26, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments

The final day of skiing on this trip. Yesterday the weather was awful, but the forecast for today was good. So, up early and first lift up to Rendl. The first run was dreamy. Groomed base with a light dusting of powder. The second run, down to the lowest lift (Maass) was icy and horrible. […]

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Day 6: Christmas day, St Anton, Austria

By on December 25, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments

Christmas Day, St Anton, Austria…. The forecast was for snow on Christmas day. However, in St Anton, it is driving rain. Lovely. 9:45 am – Rendl Restaurant – I got soaked walking through town to the Rendl lift. I caught the main cable car up to the ski area, and at 5000 ft the rain […]

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Day 5: Skiing Christmas Eve, St Anton, Austria – an odd Christmas Eve

By on December 24, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 5: Skiing Christmas Eve, St Anton, Austria – an odd Christmas Eve

An early start to the day. I was up on the slopes at Rendl just after 9 am. The cable car up to the main ski area was empty (and the seats toasty – the Rendl cable car has great heated seats). Today the weather was cloudy, but the light was not too flat, and […]

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Things to do in St Anton, Austria

By on December 23, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments
Things to do in St Anton, Austria

Things to do in St Anton on a ‘non-ski’ day? Today I was supposed to be heading over to Lech for the day. However, I cancelled. Overnight it started to snow, and this morning at 9 am when the bus was about to leave (€15 – laid on by Mark Warner) snow was moving horizontally […]

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Mark Warner Rosanna Hotel, St Anton, Austria

By on December 23, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments
Mark Warner Rosanna Hotel, St Anton, Austria

Mark Warner (a UK ski company) uses two hotels in St Anton, and I am staying in the Rosanna (not to be confused with the Rosanna Chalet). The hotel is conveniently located in town, close to the shops, the slopes and nightlife. The rooms are large and comfortable. Downstairs there is a bar area that is […]

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Day 3: St Anton, Austria – another great day of skiing

By on December 22, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 3: St Anton, Austria – another great day of skiing

Another great on the slopes in St Anton, Austria. I started the day skiing Rendl, which is a fun little area that is often overlooked by skiers visiting St Anton. After lunch at Mooserwirts, I spent the afternoon skiing around the St Anton side of the resort. From Mooserwirts, I took the Gampen lift and […]

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Day 3: Skiing in St Anton, Austria

By on December 22, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments

A beautiful day. Clear blue skies and sunshine, and it had warmed up from -13°C yesterday to -5°C. Snow conditions were great and the piste bashers had done a great job. I spent the morning skiing over at Rendl. I almost had the place to my self, and I managed to get a few runs […]

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What’s new in St Anton, Austria, for the 2009/10 ski season?

By on December 21, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments

So, what’s new in St Anton, Austria, for the 2009/10 ski season? Well, few things have changed in St Anton since my last visit in 2005.  Besides the investment on the slopes (see earlier Day 2: Skiing in St Anton, Austria) there has also been a few changes around the town. Mooserwerts seems to be […]

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Day 2: Skiing in St Anton, Austria

By on December 21, 2009 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 2: Skiing in St Anton, Austria

Today was the first day of skiing. Last night I picked up my skis (€125 for six days), and my lift pass (€230). Overnight we had 3 – 4 inches (10 cm) of snow in the town and the mountain picked up a lot more. Things were slightly chaotic at the hotel this morning when […]

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