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Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg August 18th 2017

Hello again blogsters. We took the bus down town St Anton as we hadn't explored that before. Not a whole lot of folks there as they must be up on the mountain as it was a very nice day. We did take the regional bus to Landeck later about an hour from here. The ride was nice but Landeck was not at all special. Tomorrow the forcast is for rain. Not sure we may take the car and run up to Lech. An up scale ski resort about a 30 min. drive. Sunday is our last day here and the weather is supposed to be OK. I'm sure we will go somewhere. Here is today's images Best Lowell... read more
Waiting for the bus
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Very nice hotel

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg August 17th 2017

Well it's already thursday. The lift we took today only runs Wed. and Thurs. It goes high above the valley below. We took a gondola car for the next 30 minutes and then we followed this narrow rock strewn trail for 1 1/2 hours high above the small villages. At that point we turned back because we would have had to descend a very steep trail down to the villages below. This day the views were all we could have expected. Back to the cable car station and down. Wish you could have been with us. All for now. Lowell... read more
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Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg August 15th 2017

Hello again, Our trip went ok yesterday. We traveled down past the Achensee to the main motorway east toward Innsbruck. We stopped in Hall in Tyrol. Most of the photos were from there. We did stop in Rattenberg (oldest village in Austria) We are now in the appartment in St Anton in Arlberg. Here are some images Lowell... read more
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Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg August 15th 2017

Hello all 70 of you. How do I know that 70 of you can't wait for the next episode? I don't.! 😁 All I know is it goes out to that many email address's Anyway today was special. Fantastic weather as we took multiple cable cars to some awesome views. One had 3 different cable cars sections that went to the very top. The other was 2 very long chair lifts. One was a 4 seat and the other was a 6 seater. We had them all to ourselves. Always nice to take photos in the open air. BTW the air was wonderful! This evening we walked around the area of the village we are staying in. The roads in the village are like the tentacles of an octopus.😩 You almost need a gps to find ... read more
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Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg May 31st 2016

By the time we reach Austria later today we will have completed about 75% of the Grand Tour drive of Switzerland. It has been a comfortable 2 night stay in this attic apartment in the very quiet location of Rorhbach and we have ticked Lucerne of our bucket list of places to see before we get too old to travel(as if that is ever likely to happen) Our route east took us towards Sursee through more of the green rolling pastures we have seen so much of during the many kilometres we have driven since Sunday. Most of the villages we passed through are joined together by footpaths that are used by both cyclists and pedestrians and you don’t have to drive too far to not see people out for a walk or on a bicycle ... read more
Mountains ahead
Little mountain railway
Can't get enough of the Alps

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg April 5th 2009

As the ski season drew to a close we spotted a great deal at a chalet in St Anton and couldn't resist the lure of Easter at the snow (finally - some good comes out of the credit crunch!!). Our chalet was fabulous, with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. We had a 5 course dinner cooked every night, and the food was amazing (thanks Craig!!). As if that was not enough, there were champagne and canapés to start ... needed the skiing to work off all that delicious food. The skiing was proper spring skiing, icy in the morning and slushy by 3pm. There had been many, many avalanches around the resort, so much so that the blue run back to the resort was closed. That meant that all skiers from one side of ... read more
Yes, yes I am skiing
Chairlift shot
Icy bumps

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg January 27th 2009

It is cold and dark in London, it is snowing in Europe ... that can only mean one thing - it is time to go on another ski holiday. To celebrate the start of 2009, I headed to Zurs in Austria. Zurs is billed as a 'quiet, exclusive haven' in the Alberg Mountain range. Quiet it certainly is - there is only a tiny corner store, no pubs (only hotel bars), three ski shops and said hotels. Interestingly, it is only about 20 mins drive from St Anton - one of the most party ski resorts I have been to. In fact, Zurs and St Anton are on the same ski pass (although you can't actually ski between them). However, Zurs does put on some fabulous New Years Eve fireworks (and I love fireworks so it ... read more
Fireworks!
Nice snowy trees in the background
Gluhwein time!!

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg July 21st 2008

First update from the almost 1000 meters of Landeck, in the Tyrolean Alps. A day of rest where, apart from ensuring a minimum of maintenance to Rocinante, I'm in full immersion in the art of eating: breakfast at 10; half a ton of junk-food at lunch-time and now a rich snack of coffee and cake. And it’s only 5pm. Sometimes I suspect I cycle 100 kms per day just to allow myself to consequently freely indulge in food. Food was actually the greatest of my concerns during the first days of this trip. The heat was so torrid to make food conservation almost impossible apart from creating a sort of inappetence, something absolutely unhealthy when you spend most of the day pedalling. Two years ago, crossing the Scandinavian Peninsula, I used to buy all I needed ... read more
Rocinante in a Sea of Yellow
Simply Too Hot!
Steep Mountain vs Stubborn Man

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg March 18th 2007

We then moved accross to a resort called St. Anton in the next valley. St. Anton is regarded as one of the top 5 snow resorts in the world. It certainlay had a massive ski area and some great runs, but its a pity so many other people know it is one of the worlds top 5 as it was very busy, we were allmost bumping into people coming down some of the runs! Some friends of ours, Ozzie, Fiona and Will, joined us for the week there and we got to stay in an apartment for a week instead of our van. The heating was a big bonus to us! The first thing Shilpa and Fiona noticed were number of stuffed animals all over the appartment! One evening Dara and Ozzie decided to put ... read more
Dinner out for Ozzies Birthday
Bar Cuba, St Anton
Ozzie and Beer

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Sankt Anton am Arlberg March 8th 2007

Our trip began with a sprint accross western europe to catch the remainder of the ski season in the alps. We had an afternoon crossing from dover to calais and ended up stopping the frist night in a half open campsite near Tournai in Belgium. Grand for one night but wouldn't want to have stayed their any longer. The next day we made it as far as the black forest in Germany after a stop for lunch in Luxembourg. There were quite a few beautiful 'gasthaus' in the black forest but since it was off season they were all closed. We free camped that night at a forest car park at the top of one of the hills and woke up to some beautiful scenery and moved on towards the alps. Shilpa didn't even have ... read more
Secconds later
Shilpa and her new board
Dara and his (very) old board




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