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Day 6: Coffee stop at Auffach, Austria – Gipfo Hit

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Stopped for a coffee at Gipfo Hit which is near the top of Schatzberg. Nice place. Very large. Waitress service. Loos downstairs. Lots of seating. Has the free mountain wifi available, however I could not connect to it. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below. […]

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Day 6: Skiing the Auffach area… The lack of snow was worrying

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

It looked very grey and cold out there this morning. Snow conditions at Auffach were pretty good, however, there were a number of brown spots where the piste-basher has broken through the base and hit dirt. The place desperately needed some more snow, and it was worrying to see the ground breaking through the piste […]

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Day 6: Last day of skiing the Niederau area…

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Last day of skiing. Always a sad day I have decided to go over to Auffach for the day, and then finish off the trip by coming back to Niederau for one last ski from the top down to the ski hire shop. The above plan is, of course, all weather dependent as the light […]

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Nightlife in Niederau – back down the Cave Bar….

By on January 8, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

I had a quick look around the bars in Niederau this evening. Most of the bars in town are in the hotels. There were three I identified: one near the main gondola lift; one across the road from the gondola; and the Cave Bar. Most of the bars in town are in the hotels. There […]

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Day 5: Ski Welt – a summary

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Day 5: Ski Welt – a summary

I had a great day skiing over at Ski Welt, despite getting “trapped” in the bowl between Eiberg and Brandstadl. The ski area is big and after skiing it for 6 hours, I doubt I covered more than a fifth of the place. It would make a good place for a week ski holiday. I […]

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Day 5: Getting lost in the Ski Welt ski area….

By on January 8, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

Ski Welt is a big interconnected ski area. However, the connections are rather subtle, the map is crowded and confused, the piste is poorly labelled, and there aren’t always big maps at the lifts. As a result it is very easy to get lost and I have just spent 30 minutes trying to get out […]

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Mid-morning snack at Restaurant 42 – Bergrestaurant Jochstubun, Ski Welt

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Mid-morning snack at Restaurant 42 – Bergrestaurant Jochstubun, Ski Welt

It seemed very cold at Ski Welt today – I think I’ve been spoilt by two days of sun. Skiing Ski Welt was interesting. It is a huge area. I’ve been skiing for two hours and not skied the same run, or seen the same lift, twice. Snow was generally good. Some ice, but mainly […]

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The lift couple of trip? Phone etiquette on a ski lift…

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The lift couple of trip? Phone etiquette on a ski lift…

Is this the most annoying ski couple of the trip? They were on their phones for the entire time on the gondola speaking in loud “I’m on the phone” voices. When not talking on the phone they had the sound turned on so ever keystroke clicked, and every email beeped and whooshed. Please have some […]

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Day 5: Off to Ski Welt Area, Austria

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Today I’m off to ski an area called Ski Welt which consists of the resorts Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Soll, Itter and Brixen, which are all connected. Should be a fun day as the ski area is huge. One moment of confusion at the hotel – I thought I had put my name down for the […]

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An alternative lunch stop… Top of Wiedersberger Horn…

By on January 7, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
An alternative lunch stop… Top of Wiedersberger Horn…

Saw this at the top of Wiedersberger Horn… A rather novel use of shipping contains to create a mountain top restaurant. 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.   Photos from this blog are available […]

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