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The Spars of Europe

By on January 4, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The Spars of Europe

You very rarely see a Spar shop in the UK but pretty much everywhere I ski in Europe I find a Spar. The one in Niederau is about a 15-minute walk from the Hotel Sonnschein. The Spar is pretty good with a wide range of food, vegetables, meat, bread and wine/beer on sale. Unfortunately, it […]

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Skiing St Anton – a summary

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments

St Anton is a technically challenging ski area due to very steep and narrow runs, and on this trip it was doubly challenging due to the large crowds (particularly first thing in the morning as there is, in my opinion, a shortage of lifts out of the resort, and last thing at night when the […]

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Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria, Switzerland, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

To get from St Anton back to Zurich we decided to go by train. The train was mobbed with skiers returning to Zurich. We had booked seats, so at least we got to sit down, and just like trains in the UK, there was insufficient luggage space. The train had free wifi, but it didn’t […]

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Oldest (and most original?) house in St Anton

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Oldest (and most original?) house in St Anton

Spotted this house on the main street in St Anton (just opposite the Spar supermarket). Is this the oldest, most original house left in St Anton? If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Hotel Kirchplatz – Dorfstraße 73, St. Anton, Austria

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Hotel Kirchplatz – Dorfstraße 73, St. Anton, Austria

On this visit to St Anton, we decided not to go the usual chalet option but try a hotel instead. The one we picked, after much searching, was Hotel Kirchplatz -Dorfstrasse Nr. 73, St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria, and it was a good little find. The hotel is located near the church in the […]

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Dinner at Maximilian – St Anton

By on March 7, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Dinner at Maximilian – St Anton

A restaurant I have walked past in St Anton and never looked in is Maximilian, which is located on the main street of St Anton, just down from the Spar supermarket, and before the church. The place was recommended to us by the barmaid at the Alibi, which is just across the road from the […]

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Skis for the week – a pair of Heads….

By on March 7, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Skis for the week – a pair of Heads….

Never been a fan of Head skis (I have a pair of Head boots which are great) after I skied on some a few years ago and found them unresponsive and heavy. Since that trip I have always avoided them… However, in St Anton I was persuaded to try a pair again…. Bottom line, didn’t […]

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Day 6: Last day on the slopes at St Anton

By on March 7, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 6: Last day on the slopes at St Anton

Always sad to be doing the last day on the slopes, but after the beers at Mooserwirt the night before, and 5 days of hard skiing in some really challenging conditions, I was beginning to feel the need for a day off, and I was secretly looking forward to the train ride back to Zurich […]

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Mooserwirt – St Anton, Austria

By on March 6, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Mooserwirt – St Anton, 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 […]

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Day 5: Getting back from Lech to St Anton, via Zurs…

By on March 6, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 5: Getting back from Lech to St Anton, via Zurs…

The best way to get back from Lech to St Anton, in my opinion, is to catch the main cable car out of Lech (the cable car is across the road from the main ski area in Lech) and then ski down to Zurs…. It is really worth the effort as Zurs is a fantastic […]

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