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Old 08-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be going to Austria around the new year to board. Where should I go? Most interested in mountain quality. Don't care about nightlife. At all.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I will be going to Austria around the new year to board. Where should I go? Most interested in mountain quality. Don't care about nightlife. At all.
Hmmm... unluckily not many Euros active here at the moment and I don't know Austria. Do you speak German? If so, try Das Snowboard Forum auf Snowboarden.de
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No German. Cruising around the web there seems to be a ton of options. I'm thinking because of the time of year that going to a place known for early snow might be the best option. Solden, obergurgl, hintertux, ischgl? My friend is taking care of arrangements. We will be coming from Czech Republic by bus, so location might dictate some also. The trail maps are difficult for me to get an idea, it seems completely different than what I'm use to.
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Ischgl is nice and opens the first weekend of december.
Hintertux is a glacier only and not very big but nice, there are some other resort very close to it that are great like Mayrhofen. Solden has a glacier as well but also a lot of other runs. Solden is also very close to Obergurgl, just a few minutes drive.
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Kaunertal - glacier, nice slackcountry, great park, not crowded, close to Serfaus - important if the weather is bad on glacier, no nightlife.
Pitztal - glacier, generally cool.
Soelden - huge ski zone, two glaciers, village is nice and compact, great freeride to Obergurgl - ask for guides, apres ski is great there.
Alpbach - small not many slopes, Zillertal valley is close, beutyfull village, lots of easily accessible powder if weather is good.
Ishgl - huge, accommodation is on the mountain - ski in ski out, lots of snow, powder easily accessible, apres ski is great.
St Ankton - just nice, apres ski is great.
Stubai - glacier, long routs like 10 km, apres ski is ok.
http://www.worldsnowboardguide.com/index.cfm check this site.

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What is apres ski? Like backcountry? I've never ridden a glacier before, whats that like?
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Apres-ski = partying
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Where in Czech Republic do you live?
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What is apres ski? Like backcountry? I've never ridden a glacier before, whats that like?
Après-ski: Can differ A LOT. I understand it as having some beers at the snowbar after lifts closed, enjoy the last sun, chat with friends. What you also see is German and Dutch tourists getting drunk at (an other) ski bar latest at noon, dancing silly choreographies to mindblowing stupid songs. Not too bad since they won't crowd the runs anymore at the afternoon. This continues in town at night. Not what you want


Glacier runs are mostly wide and not very steep.
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Apres-ski, where the majority of your trip expense goes haha.

I was in Kitzbuhel during the World Cup and it was insane. So many beers, late nights and euros flying so fast out of my wallet. Best time I've had in a while though, the people at these Euro resorts/town know how to party.
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