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December in Austria

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Looking for recommendations for Austria ski week

Flying into Munich

Dates are flexible Dec14 or 21 for a week

4 travelers in our 20's so nightlife is a plus

2 good skiers, 2 beginners


Any feedback is much appreciated ty  Mike D

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You'll probably want to keep an eye on snow conditions before making your final choice. There are a couple of resorts with glaciers (in case snow is bad), like Hintertux and Stubai. When snow is good, the Arlberg area (St. Anton, Zurs, Lech, etc.) usually get the best stuff.


I'm not sure how the beginners will like those resorts though. The Arlberg area has a lot of reds and some of their blues should probably be reds. I'm not sure about the others since I haven't been to either.

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In general middle of December is pretty safe (unless there's really really strange weather). For location it depends how far you are ready to drive from Munich. On one side you have whole lot of good areas in Tirol and Arlberg (including Kitzbuhel, Soelden, St. Anton, Lech, Ischgl...). On the other side you have (more or less same distance from Munich) Ski Amade with Schladming, Flachau, Reiter alm, Zauchensee/Altenmarkt... Personally I would pick Ski Amade over Tirol/Arlberg anytime, but that's my personal opinion, which might not be same as someone elses preferences. ;)
As far as beginners are concerned, I don't think Austria is best place for beginners. Sure someone might disagree with me about this, but in general, Austrian resorts have very few easy blue runs, and even majority of those few blue runs would easily qualify as red ones anywhere else. For beginners, I would rather suggest Italian Dolomites around Alta Badia (I never though I would ever said this), where you can find tons of easy blue runs. Also distance from Munich is not all that bad (around 300km) when going through Brenner tunnel.

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