Mayrhofen, Austria 2 week ski trip

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  1. Sheepskin

    Sheepskin Read Only Funster

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    Just returned from 2 weeks skiing in Mayrhofen Austria, great snow and great skiing. We travelled down in the RMB it is a long way at 60mph, about 800 miles each way. We averaged about 25mpg for the whole trip, some very cold weather on the way down -18 degrees.

    The RMB can handle the cold without problems as 2 Truma Blown air boilers fitted, our fresh water and toilet tank did not freeze, the waste tank had slight freezing. What we learned was.

    The campsite give you wooden pallets to go outside your entry door otherwise you carry lots of snow into the van.

    You need a large watering can and also water container as all the external water taps will be frozen solid. You fill the water container and he decant into the van via the watering can, it works well.

    Normally we use about 0.5 kg of gas per day, in these conditions 1 to 1.5 kg per day, many LPG stations on the main motorways in Belgium and Germany and cheap in Belgium about 0.65 euro cents per litre.

    Going to Austria is similar distance to the French Ski resorts but no road tolls. In Austria you only need vignette or Go Box for motorways not ordinary roads. Easy route to all the major Austrian ski resorts without using motorway south of Munich.

    The following are some pics from trip

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    This was on the way down in Belgium it was early morning and -18 degrees here

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    This is what it is all about the skier is my wife Anna

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    On this holiday we skied our first Black slopes, this is Anna about to go off the "cliff" Black slope 4 Mayrhofen

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    It was really cold again on the way back, just look at the icicles on the from wheel !!!

    All the pictures of this and all our other trips are at

    http://trendinvestor.smugmug.com/
     
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  2. B-well

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    Great photo shots Austria or France which did you prefer
     
  3. Sheepskin

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    Austria and France Ski resorts are both very similar distance from a Distance point of view, but Austria means motorways without Tolls, whereas France means big tolls for the same journey.

    France has slightly better Skiing, although Austria has now caught up in my opinion BUT Austria is a lot cheaper like 3 euros for a beer as opposed to 6 to 8 in France, and Austria is a lot more pretty in my opinion, most of the French resorts they build up the mountain which is good, but what they build is a bit concrete and soviet !!!!.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

    Hopefully it will inspire other Funsters to be more adventurous during their travels!:thumb:

    We've been bitten with the skiing bug, next year seems such a long way off....:cry:
     
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    Skiing in Austria

    Hi Sheepskin

    That journey of your was a similar distance of mine to the Swiss Alps, Grindelwald , it would have been the same but made a couple of wrong uns that added about 50 miles. Might like to go to Austria next year, can I ask what you paid for the site. In Switzerland is was about £27 , but that did include electric and when I was getting low on Propane I was using their electric for heating etc, which included 2 ...1 kilowatt rads . But was a lovely site.

    Romatone
     
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    We have just returned from ski trip to Mayrhofen as you said excellent skiing on Penken and surrounding areas. Restaurants and facilities first class. We think it beats France. Returning next year.

    Bob
     
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    Are winter tyres mandatory in the Austrian Alps during winter?

    The fact we are to tight to buy any until we wear our old tyres out, limits us to France!:Laughing:
     
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