Dorfstraße 11, Westendorf
After comparing the options available for the ski trip in January 2017, I have selected the Hotel Post in Westendorf, Austria. Westendorf is a beautiful little village with unspoilt scenery and a warm, cosy atmosphere. Set in the heart of the Brixen Valley, it's linked by gondola to the Ski Welt circuit boasting 90 lifts and 279km of prepared piste. For those who purchase the Kitzbüheler All Star Card, the Ki West Gondola provides access to a further 160km of piste. The nursery slopes in the centre of the village and excellent ski school makes this a great choice for beginners. For intermediates, there is a good choice of runs on the Gampen Kogle and Choralpe area, not to mention the Ski Welt circuit, while the steep and mogulled black and off-piste runs will test the most advanced skiers.
We will be travelling with DirectSki.com. The ski trip will be departing from Dublin on Saturday 14 January 2017 and returning to Dublin on Saturday 21 January 2017. The flight to Salzburg takes just over 2 hours and the bus transfer to Westendorf takes 1 and a half hours. Flight times (subject to change) with Aer Lingus from Dublin to Salzburg are as follows:
EI4326 on SAT 14-JAN-17 Depart DUB 14:20 Arrive SZG 17:45
EI4327 on SAT 21-JAN-17 Depart SZG 18:35 Arrive DUB 20:15
The group will be staying in the Hotel Post in Westendorf. The Hotel Post is a traditional Tyrolean style hotel in a great location. It boasts a wonderful position in Westendorf's village centre, with just a short 1 minute walk to the nearest lift and nursery slopes. This family-run hotel exudes a friendly atmosphere. The hotel bar has a great atmosphere, and is one of the most popular apres-ski meeting points. All rooms in the Hotel Post come equipped with a cable TV, radio, bathroom, shower and hairdryer. Some rooms feature a balcony overlooking the stunning alpine scenery surrounding the hotel. Most hotel room configurations use "Austrian Twins" (a double bed base, single mattresses with separate bedding). The hotel offers FREE WiFi. For the winter 2016/17 season the hotel is adding on an elevator and spa facilities. A local tourist charge of €2 per person per day is payable at the hotel.
The cost for the trip is €749 (subject to change depending on availability when you book). This price includes flights from/to Dublin, bus transfers to/from Westendorf, accommodation sharing a twin room on a half-board basis (breakfast and evening meal). Extra-large rooms are available at a supplement of €30 per person per week. Single rooms are available at a supplement of €200 per week.
The price excludes insurance, as most of the group purchase their own annual multi-trip insurance policy. YOU MUST ARRANGE YOUR OWN INSURANCE WITH COVER FOR WINTERSPORTS. You will need to have your insurance in place when you are paying your deposit if you want to be covered for holiday cancellation in the event of illness, etc. You should also have a current EHIC card.
The €749 price does not include the following ski pack items, which can be booked as extras:
- Lift pass - area €238 - area+ €264
- Ski/sticks - 6 days €65
- Boots - 6 days €45
- Helmet - 6 days €19
- Ski school (if required) - 5 days €165
If you have any questions about the holiday, send me an e-mail ([masked]) or give me a call at 087 2932716. If you would like to join this trip, then you must pay a booking deposit of €200. You can pay your €200 deposit by cash or bank transfer. The deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable. The balance of the holiday price is due to be paid by middle of October 2016.
If you are interested in joining this group holiday (and you can bring a friend or two if you wish), please contact me. Please note that this package includes seats on Aer Lingus scheduled flights, so it might be difficult or more expensive to get places on the flights if you are not booking until later in the year.
Hopefully you will join me to help make a great skiing holiday in 2017,