Ski Austria Launches in Canada


Austria is home to Mozart, Vienna coffee, Red Bull, Swarovski and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is also known worldwide for its Alps, and the new Canadian-owned and operated Ski Austria wants Canadians to experience everything Austria has to offer.

“We offer Canadian skiers affordable packages where all they have to worry about is the skiing and we take care of the rest,” says Gordon Dreger, co-owner of Ski Austria. “Surprisingly, a ski trip to Austria can be less expensive than some Western Canada or US ski areas.”

The Toronto tour company, registered and licensed with the Travel Industry Council of Canada, is offering a variety of packages beginning in January and going through winter and spring 2016 to the Western Austrian Alps region of the Montafon Valley, a long-time Austrian favourite that’s little known outside of Europe. The area is about 40 km long and includes 11 villages and surrounded by majestic peaks of 3,312 metres.

Montafon’s casual, sporty atmosphere offers a variety of snow activities and is ideal for families, couples and ski groups. Easily accessible from Zurich airport, the region includes 66 mountain railways and ski lifts, and almost 200 km of marked, manicured downhill runs, in addition to 100 km of cross-country trails.

A number of packages available:

!!! January Powder Weeks – Jan. 16-23 and Jan. 23-30; March Sunshine – March 12-19 and March 19-26. Accommodation: Gasthaus Kreuz with Chalet apartments – from $1,160 – January Powder Week/March Sunshine; Bio-Hotel Saladina – $1,990 – January Powder Week (including breakfast and four-course dinner daily).

All ski tours include: transfers between Zurich airport and the accommodation by private van or coach; seven night’s accommodation in the selected hotel/apartment based on two sharing a room; five out of seven day ski pass valid for the entire Montafon Valley plus a Branderstat Valley fondue evening; Austrian tobogganing evening including sleigh rental and chairlift ticket; Ski Austria reps on hand to take care of all your needs.

Partners Dreger and Andy Vergut (a native Austrian) both have extensive experience in ski tours/escorting and direct knowledge of the Montafon region.

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