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Mooserwirt – St Anton, Austria

By on March 6, 2014 in Austria

Mooserwirt is the classic après-ski bar in St Anton, possibly in Europe. A mad place…. The bar is located about 800 m up the hill from Galzig cable car – which means that when the bar closes, you have to ski back to the town, in the dark! Always entertaining after a few beers.

Mooserwirt opens around 11 am, and the après-ski starts at 3:30 pm, with music is provided by DJ Gerhard. It is a wold place, with loud music and lots of beer…

Mooserwirt - St Anton, Austria

Mooserwirt – St Anton, Austria

Mooserwirt by day….

Partying in Mooserwirt - St Anton, Austria

Partying in Mooserwirt – St Anton, Austria

Partying inside Mooserwirt… There is also a large drinking and dancing area outside…

The crazy beer carriers in Mooserwirt - St Anton, Austria

The crazy beer carriers in Mooserwirt – St Anton, Austria

Note the tray of beers in near the centre of the photo above. The waiters in Mooserwirt walk around carrying impossibly heavy trays loaded with beers and shots. How they carry them, and not drop them in the crush is beyond me….

All getting a bit crazy...

All getting a bit crazy…

And at the end of the evening (around 8 pm) you are faced with this…

The end....  a ski back to St Anton in the dark. Always and interesting challenge...

The end…. a ski back to St Anton in the dark. Always and interesting challenge…

The ski back down the slopes, in the dark, whilst slightly drunk, to St Anton is a challenge. There is no light, and you stand on the top of the slope trying to work out if the lumps in the snow below are just lumps, people (which the lumps often are), or something else….

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