Austria, a traditional favourite from the skiing and winter sports crowd is preparing for the annual influx of winter holiday makers. Within this article, we appear at what Austria has to provide the winter holiday maker this year.
The advent of the FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Sölden heralds the introduction of a brand new ski season in Austria. The country has an abundance of top rated ski resorts and is one particular of Europe's most proven destinations for winter sports activities lovers. The region of Tirol is anticipating a record quantity of guests for the 2006 winter season. The annual event, which runs from 15-16th October this year attracts thousands of early guests and marks the starting of a hectic ski season in Austria.
Austria ski holidays present seasoned skiers and snowboarders alike the chance to sample what the country has to offer you regarding skiing and, obviously, the well known après ski. Too because the aforementioned Sölden, the resorts of Kitzbühel and St Anton are amongst quite possibly the most popular ski destinations while in the spot. With some 176 ski colleges accessible inside the area, Tirol delivers the opportunity to develop embryonic techniques for the significantly less seasoned skier.
Also as skiing, Tirol gives much for hikers and mountain climbers, with some 710 peaks reaching more than 3000 metres in height. Innsbruck would be the largest city and administrative centre with the region and it is the significant port of entry with its' worldwide airport. Innsbruck has considerably to give itself like a city break location and it is well really worth staying in for any handful of days ahead of launching oneself on the slopes. Travelling towards the slopes from Innsbruck is fairly very simple but the most efficient and least expensive approach to get towards the Austrian ski resorts is by employ car or truck. Car or truck hire in Innsbruck is abundant, particularly on the airport itself and will allow the ski enthusiast to try out diverse slopes across the area. Rail transportation towards the region from Innsbruck and Zürich are also accessible, but as being a regional service, this does not attain all the ski resorts during Tirol.
In the event the primary focus of the stay is Apres ski as opposed the slopes themselves, the ideal resort to check out is Solden. This resort is more open to Snowboarders and features a lively night daily life scene to unwind soon after a difficult day on the slopes.