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post #31 of 43

The above dates are about a week off the proposed gathering, though.  Dates are 8th to 15th, so arriving the third is really early.  

post #32 of 43
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The above dates are about a week off the proposed gathering, though.  Dates are 8th to 15th, so arriving the third is really early.  

Not if you want to get in extra skiing or do something else besides ski.

 

I am not sure about their winter schedule, but I recently booked some pretty cheap flights with XL Airways France from NY/JFK to Paris and Marseilles...they only fly certain days/routes, but I flew with them in 2011 without issue other than having to pay around 60 Euro for my golf clubs.  

post #33 of 43
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I am not sure about their winter schedule, but I recently booked some pretty cheap flights with XL Airways France from NY/JFK to Paris and Marseilles...they only fly certain days/routes, but I flew with them in 2011 without issue other than having to pay around 60 Euro for my golf clubs.  

You want to be careful about such. In the winter, if there's a storm making that particular flight not operable, your next flight might not be till 3 days later. 

 

With an airline that offers flight every day, there'll be a flight the next day you could get on. 

 

For some people, that's not an issue. For others, could be a big problem. 

post #34 of 43

I'm going to try to make it to this St Anton Gathering; much will depend on exchange rates over the next few months, but St Anton/Lech is near the top of my bucket list, and what looks like some great organizing will certainly be an incentive.

I haven't seen a deadline for committing to the Gathering, but if there is one in terms of hotel payment, etc. could someone point me to the info.

If I can make it, I promise to bring along some Japanese goodies to share out.

post #35 of 43
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I'm going to try to make it to this St Anton Gathering; much will depend on exchange rates over the next few months, but St Anton/Lech is near the top of my bucket list, and what looks like some great organizing will certainly be an incentive.

I haven't seen a deadline for committing to the Gathering, but if there is one in terms of hotel payment, etc. could someone point me to the info.

If I can make it, I promise to bring along some Japanese goodies to share out.

 

I think the only deadline would be if you want to stay in the main hotel (Gathering HQ). It's probably best to check with Heidi in this thread http://www.epicski.com/t/120062/where-to-stay about that.

 

If you can't make a decision in time for that, there should be plenty of other places for you to stay in town. Feel free to join the social group.

post #36 of 43

Thanks CV. Would prefer the Gathering Hotel deal, but will probably fill up before I can commit. Won't be the first time I've sleeping bagged it at train stations! smile.gif

post #37 of 43

As noted by Veteran here http://www.epicski.com/t/120324/vail-resorts-adds-arlberg-austria-to-the-epicpass#post_1586067, the Vail Resorts Epicpass now includes 5 days in the Arlberg area. That saves you €205 ($270 at the current exchange rate), which is what a 5-day Arlberg pass will cost next season.

post #38 of 43

So, $54/day for the Arlberg pass, roughly what it costs to ski at Niseko and much cheaper than most places in N.America. Wish I could afford two trips next season!

post #39 of 43
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So, $54/day for the Arlberg pass, roughly what it costs to ski at Niseko and much cheaper than most places in N.America. Wish I could afford two trips next season!

 

If you do a 7-night stay like most people here and get a 6-day pass (€235), it works out to about $51.25/day at the current exchange rate.

post #40 of 43

After paying $235/day for wife & self to ski at Aspen/Snowmass in January, St Anton is looking like quite a bargain.biggrin.gif

post #41 of 43
FYI, it looks like there will be a new interconnect between Lech and Warth-Schroecken opening for the 2013/2014 season. http://www.skischule-lech.com/EN/news/ski-school/detail/article/traumbedingungen-fuer-firnabfahrten/

That should open up a fairly sizable amount of terrain, and it's covered in the normal Arlberg pass apparently (at least that's what I think it says at http://www.auenfeldjet.at/ (my German isn't so great).

So that's St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Sonnenkopfe, Zurs, Zug, Lech, Oberlech, and Warth-Schroecken under one pass. Not a bad deal.
post #42 of 43
So, I'm possibly interested in this gathering. Are folk going to pitch in and hire guides? I'm primarily interested in off piste skiing.

Mike
post #43 of 43
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So, I'm possibly interested in this gathering. Are folk going to pitch in and hire guides? I'm primarily interested in off piste skiing.

Mike

 

I think Heidi already booked a guide for that week. If not, the Arlberg Ski School has a number of good guides we can book when we get there. I'm definitely up for it.
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