Originally Posted by Jamesj
Keir, I noticed in your other post that you've been to the province of Salzburg a lot, Flachau, Wagrain, Alpendorf, etc. I went there in 2003 and really enjoyed myself at 5 different places. Just curious, why did you make so many trips there when there are bigger more glamorous places to the west?
I'd like to visit more places in Europe's Alps because I find the different cultural stuff almost as fun as the skiing.
BTW, here's a similar thread from a few months ago: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=53320
A few reasons i go to Salzburg alot.
1) cheap flights can get to salburg for £20 or $40 if you book right with thomson air or Ryanair .That means i can go for the weekend and i do that alot .I fly friday night ski saturday ,party saturday night and come home on the first flight Sunday morning.
2) great skiing - the skiing at these resorts is a lot different to the big resorts to the west .There isn't very many motorway(cruising) pistes. The resorts tend to be of the ski right down to the valley variety and have alot of pitch changes and steep sections .Also it's no coincidence that the majority of Austria's world cup skiers come from the Salzburg province.
3)it's uncrowded compared with the french /swiss resorts with precious few Brits!(very welcome)The worst is dealing with the Germans in the lift queues as they do like topush their way to the front, but once you join in with that ethos no problem!
4) I'm not into glamour just skiing and Apres skiing and they do know how to Apres! I'm building a house in Goldegg and within Half an hour's drive i can go to over 40 resorts , and i mean top resorts like Zell am See , Bad Gastien , Obertauern , Flachau ,Saalbach etc etc .Alot of these resorts have what they call a ski circus which is a circuit completely arounf the valley.You don't have to ski the same thing twice! I t takes a good half day to get back to where you started if not longer.
So there you go - my reasons for thinking it's a top area ! Just don't go telling everyone ........