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

By on December 22, 2009 in Austria

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.

Skiing Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Skiing Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Skiing Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Skiing Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Off Piste looking towards Vordere Rendlspitze

Off Piste looking towards Vordere Rendlspitze

Looking down from the top of Riffelscharte, Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Looking down from the top of Riffelscharte, Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Moving along to the top of route 14, an un-pisted run at the top of Riffelscharte, Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Moving along to the top of route 14, an un-pisted run at the top of Riffelscharte, Rendl, St Anton, Austria

Currently, the bottom of route 1 from Rendl is closed as they put in a new bridge

Currently, the bottom of route 1 from Rendl is closed as they put in a new bridge

After lunch at Mooserwirts, I spent the afternoon skiing around the St Anton side of the resort.

Einstein - part of the Mooserwirt advertising campaign

Einstein – part of the Mooserwirt advertising campaign

From Mooserwirts, I took the Gampen lift and went to the Kapall area of the resort. The skiing was good, with some interesting trails (goat runs) through the trees.

Skiing over at St Anton

Skiing over at St Anton

Skiing over at St Anton

Skiing over at St Anton

Finally, I skied down to Galzig so I could head back up towards Mooserwirts where I was to meet some people from the hotel.

From the top of Galzig it is not easy to get over towards Mooserwirts and I ended up taking routes 6 and 2, which finally dropped into route 1.

I arrived at Mooserwirts around 3:45 pm and the place was busy, not as busy as I have seen it in the past, but still very busy.

As usual, the disco was pumping out a mixture of Euro-pop and some old favourites. The atmosphere was fantastic and everyone was having a great time.

Mooserwirts at night

Mooserwirts at night

The view of St Anton from Mooserwirts at night, and the ski back down....

The view of St Anton from Mooserwirts at night, and the ski back down….

In the evening I went out for dinner as it was the night off for the hotel staff (they get 1 night off per week).

We had booked in advance to eat at the Underground.

The Underground used to be in the centre of town and moved to just below Mooserwirts. And this was quite a walk from the hotel.

The Underground was very busy, and in fact, they tried to fit too many people into the small bar. The place had a great atmosphere, but I preferred the old Underground in town. It was good to hear (and see) that they are still doing the live music.

We (8 of us) were seated at a table that should have only taken 6, and my chair was placed such that every time someone had to pass (e.g. a waitress heading towards another table) I got bumped. This made for an uncomfortable meal.

The starters took 30 minutes to arrive but were worth the wait. I had the battered squid.

For the main course, I had a Vegetable Wok (that contained chicken), and it was excellent. This was all washed down with wine, and our final bill was €45 each. So, not too bad.

So, in summary for the Underground; good food, too crowded and stuffy (humid).

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