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Itinerary ideas [St. Anton]

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Place all your itinerary ideas here, and not if they will require a guide or not, and what the minimum ability of skiing should be to do the itinerary.

post #2 of 18

I'm working on a way to draw up some ideas on a piste map. Still trying to figure out the easiest way to format it all.

 

I should have those posted sometime this weekend.

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post

I'm working on a way to draw up some ideas on a piste map. Still trying to figure out the easiest way to format it all.

 

I should have those posted sometime this weekend.

Great idea.  By American standards, I find the St. Anton piste map to be hard to read. I got lost a few times following the map.  Sometimes the map gives you the impression that a certain trail will take you to a particular destination, when it doesn't.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by chraya View Post

Great idea.  By American standards, I find the St. Anton piste map to be hard to read. I got lost a few times following the map.  Sometimes the map gives you the impression that a certain trail will take you to a particular destination, when it doesn't.

 

The main problem I had the first time I went was that I spent so much time scoping out off-piste terrain (checking the line, making sure there's an exit route, etc.) that I didn't pay attention to my exact location. That made it hard to find things again later because there's a lot of stuff that looks similar on the map but is very different in real life, especially over in Lech and Zurs.

 

On my next trip, I started taking a little pen with me so I could scribble stuff in on the map when I find something nice.

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

Pio seems to be booked for our week.  Members of SH used a guy named Hubi this season, and they were pleased.

 

Here is the link to that trip report, just to wind you all up a bit:

 

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=99378

 

I've asked the thread leader for his contact info, to see if he's available.
 

post #6 of 18

I hope these pictures show up ok. You might need to click on them to blow them up.

 

The star marks the lift that you start at to get to a particular section. Solid lines are lifts up. Dashes are on-piste routes to get to the next section.

 

For the front side, I find it's easier to go to Rendl first thing and then make your way around the mountain clockwise (green, red, black, then blue). If you finish in Rendl at the end of the day, then you have to walk completely across town to get home, which isn't so nice in your boots.

 

There's enough little off-piste sections to keep you occupied for more than a day if the snow is decent. There are also several routes that you can take with a guide that are worth doing on another day, like the back side of Rendl and the Schoengraben route.

 

For Stuben and St. Christoph, you can just do them in the order you get there. Stuben is bigger than it looks on the map, so there's enough terrain to entertain you for a while, with a number of lines that you can scope out from the lifts. There are a few different routes that are worth doing with a guide as well, like off the top of the Albonagrat.

 

I'll post up some pictures from Zurs and Lech later.

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HeidiAmsterdam View Post

Pio seems to be booked for our week.  Members of SH used a guy named Hubi this season, and they were pleased.

 

Here is the link to that trip report, just to wind you all up a bit:

 

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=99378

 

I've asked the thread leader for his contact info, to see if he's available.
 


I have Hubi reserved for us for that week. If you click on the link above on the SH forum, you can see where he took that group.  That off piste was guided by Hubi!

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by HeidiAmsterdam View Post


I have Hubi reserved for us for that week. If you click on the link above on the SH forum, you can see where he took that group.  That off piste was guided by Hubi!

 

I'll be bringing my shovel, probe, and transceiver.

 

Which days did you book?

post #9 of 18

Vail Resorts adds Arlberg (5 days) to EpicPass.  Thanks to member Veteran for the alert, see here:  http://www.epicski.com/t/120324/vail-resorts-adds-arlberg-austria-to-the-epicpass#post_1586067

This could have some interesting synergies with the proposed Epicski Gathering at St. Anton in Feb 2014.

post #10 of 18

5 days Verbier

1 day travel

5 days Arlberg

 

6 days Lake Tahoe area

 

16 days for $689 = $43 per day.

 

HMMMM !? drool.gif

post #11 of 18
I just read that there should be a new interconnect open for the 2013/2014 season from Lech to the Warth-Schroecken ski area, all covered in the normal Arlberg ski pass. http://www.skischule-lech.com/EN/news/ski-school/detail/article/traumbedingungen-fuer-firnabfahrten/

They say it adds another 190 km of pistes (and who knows how much off-piste terrain).
post #12 of 18

I booked my flight to Zurich. Now, it is up to snow to show up in time. 

Arlberg is on EpicPass as well as Verbier and "million" other  NA ski resorts !

Feb. 2- Feb 17

Consider this post a "bump".

post #13 of 18

I was hoping to join the gathering, but looks like I'll be arriving St Anton on evening of monday 2/3 and departing saturday 2/8.

If anyone's going to be there early, I'd love to ski with you.

post #14 of 18
Arriving on Monday, Feb. 3rd and will be staying through the 15th. Slightly concerned with snow conditions, hopefully things change in next couple of weeks.
Most recent report for St. Anton shows 8" base in the valley, that does not seem enough for some serious skiing.
I am glad that at last minute I decided against booking hotel far in advance. This gives me options , still scheduled to fly to ZRH.
Just in case, if no serious snowfall by February, would anybody be interested to maybe meet somewhere else with better snow conditions?
Holding my fingers crossed for St. Anton snowfall though !!!
post #15 of 18
So, for those attending, is anyone interested in hiring an off-piste guide for at least one of the days next week? I am, and I think Altanaut's gang is. Anyone else?
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

are you going together then?  You might want to send a PM to Goranmillos.  Currently snowed in the Dolomites.

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by HeidiAmsterdam View Post

are you going together then?  You might want to send a PM to Goranmillos.  Currently snowed in the Dolomites.


 


I haven't organized anything yet. I'm just trying to get a feel for numbers before deciding whether to use thread posts or PM's to sort things out.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 

I send him a PM.  He answered me pretty quickly.  He said he was in Selva, so presumably he can get out.  There are folks in other villages that are snowed it.  They've cleared roads, then an avalanche comes, and closes the road again.  Arabba at this point is isolated, pistes closed, lifts closed, and yesterday an avalanche took out the lift connecting the Marmolada back to Arraba.  needless to say, he's having a ball in the powder, and eating tasty italian food.

 

I'd do PM's.  I probably wouldn't go off piste anyway.  I'm still on hold.  We are going for a 2nd opinion tomorrow at yet another University hospital with my little one, hoping we can get her health issues sorted.  Last week she was out again for 4 days.  It's just hard for me to leave, and leave her at home, she's 11, when she isn't well.  Were she healthy, she and her sister can manage perfectly until their Dad comes home from work, but not like this.

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