Route to st anton Austria in the winter avoiding Go Box

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  1. Soozywoozy

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    off skiing in 2 weeks time and have read many a thread regarding go box (we are 3.8, so will need)Many routes have recommended going via fussen and imstz - just wondered what this route is like in the winter or do we just bite the bullet and go box for quite a small distance from the german or swiss border (already have swiss toll for another 8 days until august, so not concerned there), sticking to motorways.
    Will also be touring german /austrian border for summer hols so may well be dipping in and out anyway?
     
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    Hoping as didn't get any replies first time around, somebody might know the answer now. Off in 4 days
     
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    We've done Fussen to Meran via the Reschen Pass without hitting the motorways. So very close. About 5 miles in fact. It looks like it might be possible.
     
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    How did you get on, Soozywoozy? We are 3.850 tonnes, and considering biting the bullet and getting a Go Box, as we'll be travelling West to East through Austria later in the year.

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    we are now the proud owners of a go-box!
    Very easy process, as soon as we got over the border coming from Ulm direction, great big purchase station who speak perfect English
    €75 minimum load, €5 (I think) deposit of there abouts. You must have your registration papers - we had a PDF of dvla doc showing weight. Ideally also your docs showing emission class- we are class 5 (best possible) and so toll charges are slightly less. We did not have these with us, but have a german umweltzone sticker, which was not accepted as proof. However, they took our word with the proviso of emailing proof within 2 weeks - now done.( all details on the receipt issued)
    The box seems to "bleep" at an alarming rate, and we used half on our journey to St Anton as it is based on distance. The remainder we will use this summer
    Return journey we decided on trying out the toll free fern pass route - it was open, clear blue skies and no snow forecast. ( unlike our journey down)
    This is a simply stunning route, only a few easily manageable hairpins ( if massive lorries can manage, so can a motorhome), simply sublime and would recommend it for the impressive scenery alone.
    I know people moan about the cost of the go box but we have calculated a single trip to french Alps would have cost over €100, so slightly cheaper I think.
     
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    Can you tell us newbies what a go box is?
     
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    This is a small sensor box you stick at bottom of your windscreen, pre loaded ( a bit like a PAYG) to charge for the toll system in Austria for hgv' and motorhomes over 3.5 tons to travel on motorways and a few major non motorways routes
    There are sensors on the roads which detect it and then deduct your funds off it according to distance travelled. Vehicles under 3.5t need a vignette (like switzerland) instead. Tariffs for the toll vary according to weight, emissions and axles, which on "purchase" is programmed according to your vehicle documents
    More infornation at

    https://www.go-maut.at/portal/faces/pages/common/portal.xhtml
     
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    How was skiing in Austria? We're off to kitzbuhel in the morning for a week.
     
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    Incredible. Lucky week. 7 hours of clear blue skies every day, tons of snow on the slopes, beautiful powder and we thought, not as expensive as France. We were in St Anton
    Slightly envious you will be in kitzbuhl , let us know how it goes and probably off to slopes again over easter, depending where the best snow is!
     
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    I'll pm you when we get back. the ski app we have says it's good with lots of fresh snow so hope it's right.
     
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    Thank you Soozywoozy - very reassuring re. Go-Box. Can anyone advise where they have found Go-Box vendors on the Nuremberg - Vienna route into Austria (Passau?), please?
     
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    You should find all these sites answer your questions (if you load in chrome, they will also translate to english)
    http://www.austria.info/uk/how-to-get-there/austria-by-road-1134817.html
    has link to go box site
    http://www.asfinag.at/toll/toll-for-hgv-and-bus
    then
    https://www.go-maut.at/portal/faces/pages/common/portal.xhtml
    which has a link to all the sale sites and map, plus calculator
    http://maps.asfinag.at/pvis/?Anzeige=go,Verkehrsmeldungen=false
    put in Passau and you get this information

    BAT Autogrill Germany
    Danube Valley West
    MO-SO: 0-24 Clock
    Count Straße 36 D-94036 Passau
    Tel .: +4985183580

    Fax: +4985189173
     
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    Brilliant! Thanks again.
     
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    Make sure that it's programmed properly. We gave all our documents but they didn't do ours properly and we got a 100 euro fine when we got home !
     
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