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Krippenstein - as seen in Warren Miller's Off the Grid
(Currently german only)
1 1/2 hours south east of Salzburg
Krippenstein gondola to the top not much else, Gosau excellent set of modern lifts good capacity
Krippenstein longest Austria run 11km, but top off-piste area, no wide open spaces requires good technical level. Gosau 140km wide intermediate piste. Neither resort at all crowded.
Surprisingly perhaps, at only 2000m snow all the way down to resort at 600m, at Xmas! Excellent
Off-piste: Good level of ability required, no wide open spaces, but a real thrill.
village of Obertraun, small freindly place. 1 shop for provisions. number of restaurants/bars + disco. but not for those looking for wild apre-ski
excellent value, eat for under ¬£10 per head including drink
lift pass under ¬£100 for the week, rooms from ¬£20 a night, very good value, considering the range of skiing available in the 2 areas.
stayed at Obertrauner Hof, clean, very freindly, B&B ¬£20 per night, no high season
going again January 2007. be prepared to travel 15 min to Gosau, for Off-Piste 'Rip the krip' as locals would say.
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