Sunshine skiing in the Austrian Tirol
If there was ever a perfect time to take a late season skiing trip, then this is it.
Across the Tirol region, several resorts have witnessed some of the best snow conditions for years and with many of the higher resorts such as Obergurgl, St Anton and Ischgl not closing until the end of April means we still have another seven weeks of the ski season to go.
Beautiful spring sunshine, top end of season events, competitive ski pass and accommodation offers, long lunches at rustic mountain restaurants – need any more reasons to go for that final ski fix?
For the latest update on skiing conditions, check out this video snow report from Skiing Austria, taken this weekend at the Stubai Glacier. Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC-keO1wetQ
Top 5 end of season closers
The resort of Ischgl, in the Paznaun valley, is not one to close quietly and this year pop superstar Mariah Carey will perform at the legendary Top of the Mountain concert.
Over in the Oetztal, Sölden will call time on the ski season 2011-12 with a fantastic mix of music, mountains, snow and skiing over several weekends in April. Superstar DJ David Guetta will open the festival on 9th April on the world’s highest turntables at 2670m with the Rettenbach Glacier providing the unique backdrop.
St Anton will bid farewell to its epic winter on Saturday 21st April with the cult ski race, ‘The White Thrill’, as hundreds of skiers and snowboarders start the descent from the Vallugagrat towards the valley.
Late Season & Easter Deals to Tirol
Save £196 – Mayrhofen
Direct Ski (www.directski.com) has seven nights at the Pension Honserhof in Mayrhofen on B&B, including return flights from London Gatwick or Manchester and resort transfers. Departs 24th March.
Save £229 – Obergurgl
Crystal Ski (0871 231 2256; www.crystalski.co.uk) has seven nights at the 4* Hotel Lehmann on half board in Obergurgl, with prices starting from £370 per person (was £599), including return flights from London Gatwick and resort transfers. Departs 14 April.
Save £287 – St Anton
Thomson Ski (0871 971 0578; www.thomsonski.co.uk) has seven nights at the 2* catered Chalet Ilona in St Anton, with prices starting from £297 per person (was £584), including return flights from London Gatwick to Innsbruck and resort transfers. Departs 14th April.
Save £420 – St Anton
Inghams (www.inghams.co.uk; 020 8780 4447) has seven nights at the 3.5* Chalet Alpenheim in St Anton, with prices starting from £379 per person (was £799), including return flights from London Gatwick and resort transfers. Departs 14th April.
Save £225 – Sölden
Neilson (0845 070 3460; www.neilson.co.uk) has 7 nights at the 3* Pension Waldheim in Sölden from £350 per person (was £575). Price includes return flights from Gatwick or Manchester and resort transfers. Departs 24th March.
Ski Tour Adventure
Ski touring is best in spring. The Pitztal region offers a 5 night stay, including a trained ski guide and 3 ski tours from €511.50 per person. Price includes a 4 day ski pass and 3 days equipment hire. (www.pitztal.com)
For more information the Austrian Tirol: www.visittirol.co.uk
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