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Austria for your next ski break

January 5, 2016

Short flights? Check. Short transfer times? Check. Blue & red slopes, FIS World Cup ski events, après ski bars, restaurants and activities? Check – Amadé ski area in Austria has everything beginner or intermediate skiers could need for their short ski break! To take a look at all our ski breaks in Austria for the 2015-2016 ski season, click here.

While Europe might have been worried at the end of 2015 about its lack of snow, Flachau is currently seeing a depth of 30cm at its base, so travellers can be fairly confident about making the most of their active holiday here. This is news that will relax the FIS with the upcoming Ladies Slalom on 12th January 2016. While Mikaela Shiffrin took the title for the 2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup Slalom last year, it was Austrian Anna Fenninger who won the overall championship. Unfortunately, this year fans will miss out on Fenninger’s awesome skills due to a knee injury, but there will still be plenty of excitement with last year’s winner in Flachau currently holding the lead atop the Ladies Slalom table. If you haven’t seen the slalom before, why not check out this video of last year’s Slalom champion on the Flachau slopes! Those in Flachau at this time of year will experience the electric atmosphere around the event with build-up starting the day before with an open-air party and competitor presentation and autograph sessions.

Alternatively, for those who like to sample local cuisine, the highest farmers market on the Alps will run from 12th-19th March 2016. Here you will be able to try local cheese, meats and maybe even some schnapps without leaving the slopes!

Don’t get us wrong, the Amadé ski area is a great choice through the whole ski season! With over 700km of pistes, there’s something for everyone and you’re unlikely to run out of slopes during your ski break. For those who like their activity holiday very active, there are also snow parks where skiers and snowboarders can try pipes, rails, boxes and kickers! If you want to give this a go but aren’t quite ready, hit the fun slopes for a practice first.

Both on and off the slopes there’s a fantastic amount of après ski options with bars and clubs to wind down after an active day. If this isn’t quite your scene, you can also try something new with a range of activities such as tobogganing, ice skating and snowshoe excursions available in the area too.

We have a 7-night ski break available at 4* Hotel Tauernhof (just 400m from the nearest ski lift!) with 6 day Amadé ski pass on an all-inclusive basis with 4 après ski events included. Prices start from €807EUR per person. Check it out here, or contact us using the comment box below!

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