Our 16th Annual Ski & See Europe vacation is heading to two of the most amazing places. For the skiing portion we heading to St. Anton, Austria and the three day vacation extension is to Dubrovnik, Croatia! Below are all the details!
Saturday, January 26th - Saturday, February 2nd
St. Anton is far and away the best combination of skiing, après ski, nightlife and village atmosphere there is in world. Modern day skiing was invented in St. Anton and the tradition of excellent skiing has been carried on to this day and the nightlife has to been experienced to be believed. Let’s start with the skiing…
The ski area is enormous with seemingly an endless amount of trails that includes several other smaller hamlets including the upscale villages of Lech, Zurs and St. Christoph. These resorts combined with St. Anton make up the entire Arlberg ski region. There is over 200 miles of amazing skiing that even the best skiers won’t likely be able to cover the entire ski area while we are there. Whether you are a total beginner or an expert skier the Arlberg region has more than enough skiing for you. If you are a beginner and want to take lessons than be assured that lessons are given in English. Just be sure to keep your eyes down the mountain as the Austrian Alps are beautiful and provide some incredible views.
Here is the link to the Arlberg trail map.
We are not sure if St. Anton invented après ski (happy hour), but the village certainly has perfected it. It is the wildest après ski (happy hour) on the planet with bars like the Mooserwirt (Europe’s #1 après ski bar!) and The Krazy Kangaruh up on the mountain. Each afternoon, you will see hundreds or people pack these bars inside and out starting at 3:00pm and begin singing and dancing in their ski boots. If you have never been skiing in Europe then prepare to be blown away by St. Anton’s après ski seen. It is shear craziness. After après ski ends the nightlife continues seamlessly into the wee hours of the morning. There are thirty bars and nightclubs in the village so you will have no problem finding a bar for whatever suits your taste each night. There isn’t a ski village in the world that parties as hard as St. Anton.
Even with its ski hard and party harder mentality, St. Anton has its refined side too. The village is pristine, beautiful and has maintained its original Austrian Alpine charm that dates back hundreds of years. With its hand painted alpine architecture, laid back wine bars and upscale local shops. With over one hundred restaurants the region is also well known for superb cuisine both on and off the mountain.
The weather in Europe is way more mild than in North America. Typically the sun comes out most days and the temperature will be in the lower thirties. Think early spring skiing!
Get ready for the ride of your life when we head up to the 5km lit sledding course. Sledding course like this don’t exist in the U.S. especially with a mid mountain stop for some schnapps. Additionally, this year we are introducing our first ever “costume ski days” which seem to becoming very popular in Europe. The plan is for the group to come up with a theme and we will dress up and ski a day or two in our costumes. Skiers that dress up in costume always seem to be having the most fun on the mountain!
St. Anton is truly one of the best ski villages in the world, and it certainly is number one on our list as it has everything you would ever want from a ski village.
Saturday, February 2nd - Tuesday, February 5th
Lord Byron was not overstating the matter when he proclaimed Dubrovnik ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’. Dubrovnik is clearly special. Hollywood's most creative designers would struggle to build a set as perfect as Dubrovnik. A magnificent curtain of 14th century walls surrounds marble streets and baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the Adriatic sun.
The main pedestrian thoroughfare, Placa, is a melange of cafés and shops with outstanding monuments at either end. Churches, monasteries and museums ornamented with finely carved stone recall an eventful history and a vibrant artistic tradition.
You will have the option to spend a day in nearby picturesque Kotor, Montenegro which is a walled town nestling at the head of southern Europe’s deepest fjord has one of Europe’s most dramatic setting. Kotor is surrounded both by mountains and sea and is a labyrinth of cobbled laneways linking small squares containing ancient churches and former aristocratic mansions.
As an added bonus we should experience mild Adriatic coastal weather with an average high temperature of 57 degrees in February. Both Dubrovnik and Kotor are both amazingly beautiful and historic cities that should not be missed!
Early Bird Price by 9/14 - $1899
After 9/14 - $1989
Single room - $269 (limited availability)
Includes air fare, 6 nights hotel (double room), 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners (the group goes out for a special dinner one night)
$185 additional air tax is not included and is subject to change
5 day ski pass - $259
Special dinner away from hotel - TBA
Croatia Extension - $575
Includes air fare, 3 night hotel stay (double room), 3 hour guided tour upon arrival, 3 breakfasts
Single room - $129
$55 additional air tax is not included and is subject to change
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