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Which Austrian Resorts attract different Nationalities?

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Which Austrian Resorts attract different Nationalities?

Where do most Brits/Dutch/German/Scandinavians head to?
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@NewSki, I seem to recall that Kirchberg (near Kitzbuhel) was very popular with the Dutch.
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@NewSki, St Anton, along with nearby Lech, Zurs, St Christoph, fairly cosmopolitan in my experience.
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Kitzbühel, in my experience* is absolutely chock full of large Gentlemen from the Cook Islands, brandishing weird driving licences and wondering where the rugby pitches are.

* I have never visited .
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@NewSki, most resorts get targeted by all sorts. Not many Brits in Serfaus/Fiss/Ladis and almost no Brits (but lots of Dutch) in Kleinwalsertal. Seems to me I have been seeing far fewer Russians this last season.
St. Anton is overrun with Brits, but also with Dutch.
Very few French get sighted in Austria, but a surprising number of Swiss.
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Flachau for scandis and dutch.
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Zillertal is a favourite with Dutch and Belgians, and at weekends, Czech, Slovaks, etc. And Germans (probably because it's not far off the autobahn). 99% of the Brits there I think end up in Mayrhofen, and very few in the other villages. But the opposite seems true for day visitors.
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Gerlos seems to be 99% Dutch. Westendorf mainly Dutch followed by Irish and Germans.

It also depends what time of the season you go as you will be more likely to come across Russians in January.

I like a good mix and prefer the British contingent to be low key which is where Austria scores highly over France for me.
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Saalbach is very cosmopolitan: Dutch, Germans, Scandis, Irish and Brits in the main, but also two of my step-children met their spouses from Estonia and Australia respectively in apres-ski bars here (and are now living with various offspring in those countries). Also a surprising number of South Africans. Obviously you also meet Italians and people from the all the various Eastern European and Balkan countries. Last season I met a group of lost Turks and an Israeli up the Mountain at about 6pm. Oh, and a few Russians during their Christmas week. The family who own the next door apartment to one of ours are French - after that nothing would surprise me! There are also a few popular Dutch-owned and Swedish-owned bars and apartment houses here.
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Kitzbühel, in my experience* is absolutely chock full of large Gentlemen from the Cook Islands, brandishing weird driving licences and wondering where the rugby pitches are.

* I have never visited .


But they'll be calling themselves, New Zealanders Very Happy
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Bad Gastein = Scandi

I guess St. Johann will get more popular with the Swedes/Norwegians as it was bought by the Swedish Skistar AB.
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@NewSki, why do you ask?
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Themasterpiece wrote:

I guess St. Johann will get more popular with the Swedes/Norwegians as it was bought by the Swedish Skistar AB.


Which St.Johann is that, St.Johann in Tirol or St. Johann im Pongau?
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Alastair Pink wrote:
Themasterpiece wrote:

I guess St. Johann will get more popular with the Swedes/Norwegians as it was bought by the Swedish Skistar AB.


Which St.Johann is that, St.Johann in Tirol or St. Johann im Pongau?


St. Johann in Tirol http://www.planetski.eu/news/7487. It's included in the annual SkiStar All pass this year.
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The big, internationalized resorts in Austria are:

St Anton / Lech.
Kitzbuehel.
Ischgl.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
Mayrhofen.
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The International Report on Snow and Mountain Tourism is the authoritative source/mine of information on such questions. Can be downloaded.
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Obergurgl / Hochgurgl - Germans,Dutch,Irish and Brits.
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Flachau for scandis and dutch.


The other side of the hill in Wagrain is popular with Danish visitors.

I'm in Saalbach this week, in the apartmenthaus we're using there's us (Brits), Hungarians, Germans and an Italian. He's here for business though, mushroom picking!

We were in Schladming last week. Lots of Czech, Austrians and Germans, not many Brits. However, we went up to the Dachstein glacier for a visit and were besieged by loads of French (I'd like to say students as they were in their early 20s). They were on a European tour, 23 countries in 20 days according to their t-shirts in Peugeot 205s (there were about 20 parked in the car park). They were a good bunch.
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Zell am See = Saudies in summer
Hinterglemm = Orthodox Jews in summer. Really is quite an odd thing to see. In winter both are full of the usual mix of German, Dutch and Brits
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Zell am See = Saudies in summer
Hinterglemm = Orthodox Jews in summer.

I well remember one sweltering hot summer's day a couple of years ago, when, as I stood in the village square of Saalbach, wearing a tee-shirt and shorts, there were people dressed in black from head to toe wherever I looked - burkhas, orthodox Jews in wigs and big hats like car tyres, and hard-core mountain-bikers in leathers and full-face helmets. They had one thing in common - they were all sweltering for the sake of their religion Laughing
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Maria Alm for the Dutch. For a population of 17million they sure love their hols!

For my first ski holiday abroad in 1987 in Kitzhuehel I was taught by a Kiwi the first week and spent the second week skiing with a couple of Iranian guys.
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@hawkesbaynz,
We have 1 million skiers. 1 in 17....not sure the Germans manage that. For sure the Brits don't! Toofy Grin
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It's all a matter of perception. Skiing in Austria, I shared a lift with a German from Munich who said he always skied in Austrian resorts because they were better (bigger) than German ones. He was convinced that all British people loved skiing because wherever he skied, (large Austrian resorts), there were always a majority of Brits! Laughing
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A lot of places are known as -insert nation- towns. Indeed our transfer minibus driver a couple of years ago said St Anton is an English town and Nauders a Dutch one, despite most of the Ausländer we came across in Nauders being German.
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I should have been born a Dutchman as I love your attitude. Work hard and take at least 10 weeks holiday a year Madeye-Smiley
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Ischgl seems to be big with the randy scandys at the moment.
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Dutch in Solden, loads of 'em!
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Loads of Dutch and Skandis in Saalbach and Ischgl. I thought we were reasonably enthusiastic drinkers until we met the Dutch Shocked

I've not seen many people drink out of two pint glasses with handles at the same time (one above the other) without spilling a drop...
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St Anton.

Germans still officially out number British.

English is almost the official wintervkanguage because the resort attracts people from every corner of planet earth.
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Lots of Aussies in Soll & the Skiwelt villages. Acquaintance from the West Island just bought 4 apartments in Hopfgarten... and moonlights playing one man band Cold Chisel covers in Bar Ambiente, very popular with the Contiki Tours Toofy Grin
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I am in Mayrhofen this week. Every third car has a Netherlands plate in the Zillertal in summer. Germans another third.

Seeing quite a few Arab visitors. Ladies in full traditional dress this year.
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*Arab ladies....
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