or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › St Anton Trip Report (Photos) 1/10/04 - 1/11/04
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

St Anton Trip Report (Photos) 1/10/04 - 1/11/04

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all the help people on this forum gave me regarding my trip to St Anton. I arrived to heavy snow on Friday night and continued snow through the day on Saturday. Most of these photos where taken at rare moments when the sun came out so unfortunately there are no photos of skiing in the untracked powder early on Saturday morning because I was a)too busy skiing and b)the snow was coming down so heavily that photos would have been useless.

Here are the photos:

Typical on piste conditions.


Off piste at Rendl. I spent all morning riding the Tobel T-bar and skiing the knee deep powder until the upper Rendl lifts opened. Then did some great runs in the area to the right of the avalanche fences (R5
- Wannele). The snow was much deeper even a little higher up.

View from the top of the T-bar at Rendl. Good off piste to the right down to the bottom of the T-bar.

Riding the Valfagehr lift from Alpe Rauz back up to the Ulmer Hutte.

On the Valfagehr lift.

View from the Valfegehr lift.

View from the Arlenmahder lift to the upper peaks.


I had a great time in St Anton. The snow was great, consistent knee deep powder everywhere. I will post more details of the trip when I have a little more time.

[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #2 of 13
Great! did you drive or take the train? ....Ott
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Ott Gangl:
Great! did you drive or take the train? ....Ott
I took the train from Munich. I was very impressed by the German and Austrian train systems. It makes getting to the mountains so easy.

View from train station towards mountain. Easy walk from the station to the lifts.


Workers clearing snow off the tracks.


The train to Zurich leaving the platform.


[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #4 of 13
Nice pics! Thanks for sharing them. We need some of that kind of snow here.
post #5 of 13
Awesome. I'm jealous.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob
post #6 of 13
Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
post #7 of 13
Gotta laugh -

As I am traveling to Austria at the end of February for work I hope to be able to make it to St. Anton for a few days with my daughter (who is spending 4 months in Austria). As I looked at the snow report today it says that there is currently heavy snow. However, ONLY 71 of 82 lifts are operating! It reminds you that skiing is on a different scale in Europe (not necessarily better, mind you, but certainly bigger).
post #8 of 13
watched Downhill Racer again last night. St. Anton is where Eurogyrl (Camilla Sparv) and Robert Redford's character hop the cornice and make turns in some nice pow.

Nice pics.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Si:
As I looked at the snow report today it says that there is currently heavy snow. However, ONLY 71 of 82 lifts are operating! It reminds you that skiing is on a different scale in Europe (not necessarily better, mind you, but certainly bigger).
They have had MUCH more snow since I was there last weekend. Even though the upper lifts are not open there is still plenty of terrain. I would recommend skiing at Rendl if there is heavy snow since the lifts will usually open before the main mountain and the crowds stay away. From the top of the Gampberg chair there are many good off-piste routes down which were still relatively untracked even in the afternoon.
I skied all morning at Rendl on the Saturday I was there and never waited in a lift line.
When we went back over to the main mountain area in the afternoon, only the really seriously high upper lifts were still closed (Valluga II, Valluga I, and Schindlergrat). These lifts serve the most exposed and avalanche prone areas of St Anton which would not be smart to ski just after a big snowfall anyway (which is why they were closed).
The following photo shows the top of the Arlenmahder lift taken from somewhere near the Ulmer Hutte. A red arrow marks the top station of the Schindlergrat lift and the cables of the Valluga I cable car can be seen faintly across the photo (the top station can be seen at the far left of the photo). The Valluga II cable car runs to the top of the Valluga (2811m) from the top station of the Valluga I. The people I was skiing with told me that just stepping out of either of these cable cars is a scary and exposed experience.
There is a regular pisted run (#14) which runs through the saddle visible above the Arlenmahder top station.



[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #10 of 13
Great pix NEracerex -- thanks for posting! Btw, what kind of camera did you use? They look great --
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Tigerpaw:
what kind of camera did you use? They look great --
I used a Canon S200. I carry it in a small case in an inner pocket of my jacket. I have a large memory card so I can take over 100 photos at the highest quality.
post #12 of 13
Rendl was good last week. Did the avalanche blasting wake you up?
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by ROMY:
Rendl was good last week. Did the avalanche blasting wake you up?
I was up at 7:00am both days I was there so we usually heard the blasting during breakfast. Nothing like a few loud explosions to get you psyched for a day of powder skiing.
The morning I left I could hear the blasts on the upper mountain while I was waiting for the train.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › St Anton Trip Report (Photos) 1/10/04 - 1/11/04