Ski holiday in Austria

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  1. Carnmore

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  2. RETIRED2017

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    have a look at Ryan air/Laudamotion flights flying direct to innsbruck saturday to saturday very good valu, it would be from 22 to the 29 on dec direct flight,
    Time 2.5Hrs

    I spent time Hiking around Tirol Have not being to Solden ,
    Last time I was there I got a bus ticket which covered all of Tirol for 59 euro for full week
     
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  3. Jim2007

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    Well Sölden is not exactly an easy place to get to. From Innsbruck you will need to take a train and bus to get there, the cost is about 15 Euro. Use either Bahn.de or SBB.ch to look up train and bus times the OBB site is not very friendly - just use it to buy actual tickets.

    Booking.com suggest that it is way too late to start planning now as there is nothing at all in the budget range. In fact all of the prices there seem to be very crazy. Engelberg in Switzerland is very popular with the Swiss and just checking it I see plenty of options for around 500 francs. There is nothing even remotely close to that in Sölden. Is there some special reason why you need to be there?

    Generally speaking, you are going over the worst period of the year. The first and second of January are holidays, so people only need four days to get two weeks holidays. So naturally heading off after the 25th for a few days skiing is popular. And since Austria is considered one of the cheaper countries there is a big influx and of course the prices go up.

    From my point of view, if Engleberg is still available at about 500 francs for a week, then there must be several other places in France/Germany/Austria/Italy available for less. As long as you are willing to consider other resorts and do a bit of research I'd say you are likely to find something to meet your budget.

    One bit of advice I'd give you is to choose somewhere with a train station. In the middle of winter all of these places are subject to avalanches etc... which means you many not be able to get out of there when you had planned to. Usual places with a station open up quickly after such incidents, where as those relying on road traffic many not.
     
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  4. Carnmore

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    Thanks for the detailed reply. If the resort itself is too expensive to stay in I'd like to visit 007 elements https://007elements.soelden.com/the-location

    I take your point re staying somewhere with a train station. I'll need to check to see if Engleberg has travel links to the 007 centre.

    Can you suggest any other resorts which would be within travelling distance? Somewhere with a bit of life for a solo traveller.
     
  5. Jim2007

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    Well I’m not into the winter sports at my time of life...

    I’d suggest you are better off staying somewhere in Austria rather than Switzerland as the overall cost should be less when you take wining and dining into account. But you have left it late....

    If I was you I start by going to some thing like booking.com, plug in your dates, destination Austria and check skiing as facilities required and sort by price. After that you’d need to google to see when they have good snow, public transport etc.