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Lodging in Tirol Austria first week of March 2016

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A friend and I are arriving in Innsbruck on Wednesday, March 2 for an 8 day ski trip. We were hoping to ski and stay a couple nights in 2-3 different areas, particularly St. Anton, as well as at least one other large area (Ischgl, Mayrhofen, Solden, Kitzbuhel, Saalbach, etc...) However, we are having problems finding reasonably priced accommodations for only 2-3 nights.  The pensions, b&b's, and hostels we have inquired with have all stated they prefer to book rooms Saturday-Saturday, and would only consider a shorter stay at the last minute.  We would obviously prefer to have all of our lodging booked ahead of time.

 

I am hoping for some suggestions on finding a room in any of the large resort areas for only 2-3 nights.

Or, is it likely that finding rooms at the last minute wont be a problem?

 

Thanks in advance

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My first suggestion is to not go resort hopping. Ski areas in the Alps tend to be quite gigantic, so hopping from one to another is a waste of time. For example, the Arlberg area (St. Anton, Zurs, Lech, Warth-Schroecken) has something like 95 lifts and God knows how many trails, plus tons of off-piste terrain just to the sides of all of those trails. There's no way to ski all of it in just a couple of days. And even if you only stick to particular types of terrain, you still probably won't see all of your preferred terrain in that time.

 

All of the other places you mention are the same, so hopping between two or three of them in a week is a waste of time. It's like trying to watch two or three different movies showing in two or three different theaters in one night. You won't see any of the films in their entirety because you don't have enough time, and you'll have spent a significant amount of time traveling from one place to another.

 

I'd suggest picking one area and sticking with it for the entire trip. If you choose to go to St. Anton and you can't find reasonably priced accommodation for your dates, then you can try checking in St. Jakob or even Landeck. The former has buses running regularly, and the latter is on the same train line. So either way, you can commute in your gear.

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A friend and I are arriving in Innsbruck on Wednesday, March 2 for an 8 day ski trip. We were hoping to ski and stay a couple nights in 2-3 different areas, particularly St. Anton, as well as at least one other large area (Ischgl, Mayrhofen, Solden, Kitzbuhel, Saalbach, etc...) However, we are having problems finding reasonably priced accommodations for only 2-3 nights.  The pensions, b&b's, and hostels we have inquired with have all stated they prefer to book rooms Saturday-Saturday, and would only consider a shorter stay at the last minute.  We would obviously prefer to have all of our lodging booked ahead of time.

 

I am hoping for some suggestions on finding a room in any of the large resort areas for only 2-3 nights.

Or, is it likely that finding rooms at the last minute wont be a problem?

 

Thanks in advance

Assuming you have a car and a phone at that time of the year you 'SHOULD' be alright. Phone the tourist bureau for the area you want to stay at lunch time and they usually have a list of accommodation available.  Ischgl and St Anton with Kitzbuhel a close third would be my choices.  

 

But I kinda agree with CerebralVortex on this and say that I would stay put, possibly in St Anton. 

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Check booking.com.  Also, I think you are good to go if planning 4 days at St. Anton/Lech/Zurs/Warth and 3 days at Ischgl.  Only about 30-45 minute drive from each other, next valley over.  

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