This year we went to Austria to snowboard. Our company consisted of 5 snowboarders and 30 something skiers. My uncle arranges ski trips every year. Mostly in Austria. Last year we went to Cervinia, Italy. Me and my 3 friends (Mariel, Annika, Marko) were living together in an appartment in Hinterglemm.
Our plane left from Tallinn Ülemiste Airport
at 11.30 am. First we went to Copenhagen, Denmark
and from there to München, Germany
. From München
we went to Hinterglemm
by bus. We got there quite late, at about 10 pm. Of course there always has to be a problem. Our bus dropped us off in front of an appartment building. We couldn't get in. We looked for the landlord from everywhere. We asked some people, if they could help us, but noone was local. So I called my uncle, who arranged our stay in Austria
. He came there and we finally got into our place. We were outside wandering for an hour or so. But no harm done. We went inside. It was quite a normal rental appartment. 2 rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, a small hallway and a balcony, which was quite big. The appartment was a lot bigger than the one we had in Italy
Even though we were tired, me and Annika went out to explore the small town called Hinterglemm
. Mariel and Marko decided to stay home, because they weren't in the exploring mood:) We walked to the centre, which was about 7 minutes walk. The first thing we noticed while we were on the bus, was a small bar called 2€ bar
It sounded promising, so we went there:D The place didn't disappoint us. It was sort of a mix of two bars in Tallinn: Levist Väljas and Rockstar's. Comfy place. I felt like at home. The bartender was cool. Anyways, we liked the place. After a couple of beers, that costed 2€ each, we started walking back home. On our way we saw another bar, which seemed cool. It was called Road King. It was a Harley-Davidson pub. No wonder we liked it. The interior design was really cool. We had some beers there also:) They were a bit more expensive there. I think 3.30€ a beer. The bartender there was also really cool. Leather pants and everything. Everyone were friendly. After those beers we went home.
We spent the days snowboarding and partying. Had a lots of fun. Austria is probably the best skiing/snowboarding destination in Europe. The prices are reasonable, there's always good snow (has been until now at least), and the after-ski's are great.
Comparing for example to Slovakia, where the partying is OK and the prices are quite cheap, but there have been problems with the lack of snow. Or Italy, Switzerland and France, where there's plenty of snow, but the prices are high and the after-ski culture is almost non-excistent.
Saalbach Hinterglemm was an OK resort, but I still find Ischgl in Austria to be the best resort I've been to. So far at least.