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Day 2: Skiing St Anton, Zurs And Lech – 3rd March 2014

By on March 3, 2014 in Austria

Weather looks a lot better today. Got to the main lift at 9:30 and there was a 30 minute queue. St Anton is busier today than it was yesterday. This could be a tough day on the slopes.

In the end we desicided to ski down to Stubben and catch the bus over to Lech. This turned out to be a smart move as Lech was wonderful. Lots of sun, great runs, and a less people than over at St Anton.

St Anton

St Anton

Nice to see the sun at last - Skiing St Anton, Austria

Nice to see the sun at last – Skiing St Anton, Austria

The mountains of Austria...

The mountains of Austria…

Stunning weather.

Skiing Lech Austria

Skiing Lech, Austria

Lech is a fun place to ski….

The bars of Lech, Austria

The bars of Lech, Austria

Lots of great bars….

Great weather, and great skiing - it is surprising the difference a little sun can make

Great weather, and great skiing – it is surprising the difference a little sun can make

And cruiser trails all over the mountain.

To get back from Lech we took the cable car out of the town towards the Zurs ski area and then skied to the village to catch the bus back to Stubben. The ski busses here are confusing and slightly disorganised, and trying to read the timetable didn’t help.

We got to Zurs in the sun and then the weather changed over to low clouds and snow in a matter of minutes. The queue for the bus was chaotic and disorganised and the busses dangerously crowded. It took three attempts to get on the already crowded busses coming up from Lech and I saw adult skiers pushing young kids out of the way as they scrambled to get on the busses. If one of these busses was to go off the road or even break suddenly dozens of people would be hurt or killed.

The bus from Zurs dropped us off at Stubben (there is a yellow bus that you can catch at Stubben back to St Anton) where we had to ski back to St Anton. The run back was less than ideal and very challenging as we were skiing in and out of low cloud and through light snow flurries.

Finished off with a beer, some accordian music and an Austrain sing-song at the Rodel-Alm restaurant which was running a bierfest. The bar/restaurant can be found off a black run, which means it is an interesting ski, after a few beers, back in to the town.

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