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The Arlberg, Austria, Feb 19th to March 3rd

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We're pretty much annual visitors to Lech in the Arlberg, for its access to a great mix of terrain, expansive area, snow quantity and lack of pow competition (at least outside of St Anton). This year delivered the goods pretty well. We arrived at the end of a warm spell and then had 3 storms roll in over the next week. This created some incredible powder conditions, especially on the 3 bluebird days that interspersed the storms. It was  struggle to leave as the conditions were absolutely perfect, the base deep, and more storms were in the forecast.

 

The only real downer with this area is that, like most of Europe's best skiing, visibility can be iffy during storms as most of the terrain is well above the tree line. And as this is Europe's snowiest area, you get frequent storms. They do create some incredible conditions though, with pow safely accessible and available for days after a storm around Lech and Zurs.

 

Highly recommended - and a bunch of pics included at:


https://gortonator.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/12-days-in-lech/

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Meh;)

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That is some trip, beautiful pictures and so much powder. The Madloch pictures, is that the Madloch run from the top into Zurs, or the other side, which I understand is now piste - it was steep as I recall and never prepared until a few years ago, hacked up too, you seem to be dealing with champagne powder, going into  Zug,  and the one takes the cable car up to position above Lech (Kriegerhorn ?? It's part of the Der Weisse Ring). Lots of Stuben too, would be nice if you posted some panoramic pictures, area is more beautiful than most places on this planet. Great stuff, you got lucky..are lucky.

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That is some trip, beautiful pictures and so much powder. The Madloch pictures, is that the Madloch run from the top into Zurs, or the other side, which I understand is now piste - it was steep as I recall and never prepared until a few years ago, hacked up too, you seem to be dealing with champagne powder, going into  Zug,  and the one takes the cable car up to position above Lech (Kriegerhorn ?? It's part of the Der Weisse Ring). Lots of Stuben too, would be nice if you posted some panoramic pictures, area is more beautiful than most places on this planet. Great stuff, you got lucky..are lucky.


Madloch is groomed most of the time, but there's several excellent ski routes that come off it that are great, especially on a powder day.

post #5 of 8

Very nice pictures. But where are the pics of the ice bars with hot Gluhwein??? Album fail. ;-)

post #6 of 8

This is film star snow you guys are pillaging:D

post #7 of 8

Great Pictures. Do you go every year at the same time? Am planning a trip next year to St Anton. Would you recommend 

early Feb or Late Feb?

 

Thanks

Marty

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We tend to go second half of February. Watch out for Fasching - it's the busiest week of the year and well worth avoiding in terms of crowds and cost. It's early next year - Feb 4 to 10th

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