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The Arlberg Snow Report 2018/2019 (May 16th Perfect Conditions)

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@ulmerhutte, Crowds...

Total Nonsense


That's a relative term used in the context of the third week in April. St Anton slopes were markedly busier than Zurs/Lech yesterday.
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@skimastaaah, no need for the car, ski...the slopes and lift queues will be quiet.
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I just learned that Gunnar, the owner of Reselehof hotel, used to own Krazy Kangarooh. Now I can understand why he said the hotel will only work on weekends next year.
Does it make sense to return to Arlberg for Christmas/NYE week?
Those are the most expensive and crowded weeks anywhere, I reckon. Especially in a crowded and expensive place like this, from the beginning..
if yes, when and where will be better?
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@drporat, the issue for Christmas and New Year is how good the snow will be, always a lottery. The past couple of years have worked out well but some years its white ribbons on green mountainsides. Christmas will be less busy than New Year though New Year is often just about the busiest time of year (lots of Russians apparently).

I thought the KK was originally owned by an Australian, hence the name? Perhaps they ran the bar and the building was owned by someone else?
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Martio Matt has owned the KK since 2009, but the place has been going since 1965. Who started it, I have no idea, but St Anton used to be very popular with Aussie ski bums in decades gone by. Maybe one of them stayed and became a bar owner?
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He's an interesting guy, showing off quite a bit. He has his reasons.
His wife, on the other hand, is kind and amazing. Will miss her hospitality and attitude.
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@drporat, the Reselehof is certainly a really nice place, if it is weekends only it might make it easier for folk like me who dont want to book full weeks. It would be good if it doesnt end up as one of the 5 star spots, far too many of them creeping into St Anton.
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The rooms and breakfast are fine but not a 5* place. Good ski room.
It's close to the N gondola, and nice pubs nearby so they can charge a lot.
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ulmerhutte wrote:
Martio Matt has owned the KK since 2009, but the place has been going since 1965. Who started it, I have no idea, but St Anton used to be very popular with Aussie ski bums in decades gone by. Maybe one of them stayed and became a bar owner?


The first owner of the KK was from Rhodesia
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Reselehof had a great traditional Tyrolean restaurant, on ground level about 20 years ago, ate there quite a lot at the time (wasnt called same name but I forget its old name) . It then went from being a pension with Stube type restaurant to a private house for a short period before opening again as a hotel. We walked in there one day in the interim period with ski boots on etc looking for food, only to get a "ahem were not a restaurant anymore, this is a private house" comment, pretty embarrassing. I'll have to look for my old photos and see name etc.
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There is a small street going up at 90° from their corner, with a british pub nearby and a good italian restaurant higher up. Have to go back on a yearly basis, it was the most demanding and challenging spot I've ever skied.
Arlberg, not the restaurant.
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Bit of a random one, but is anyone in St Anton this week and are driving back to the UK at some point and could do me a massive favour? If so could they drop me a PM? An unfortunate medical evacuation earlier this season and a SNAFU with couriering our kit back to the UK means our Snowpulse Avi cannisters got left at our hotel, and despite following several people's advice on couriers I've not been able to find one who would accept them for transit without paying a stupid amount. Forgot about them and the hotel's closing down for the season on Friday so the manager's been in touch asking what I wanted doing with them.
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drporat wrote:
There is a small street going up at 90° from their corner, with a british pub nearby and a good italian restaurant higher up. Have to go back on a yearly basis, it was the most demanding and challenging spot I've ever skied.
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Are you talking about Tom Dooley’s and San Antonio? Have not been to the former, but the latter does good food at reasonable prices. Seppi and Sandra are very welcoming hosts. Whilst San Antonio has a broad menu, we alway go for the pizza.
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@ulmerhutte, you're right. Their pizza is rich and savory, good Thai curry and carbonara.
I just browsed through their menu http://www.sanantonio.co.at/images/pdf/speisekarte18.pdf and it made me wish to go back even more. Especially after seeing their prices - I've been to Courchevel 1650 afterwards and returned hungry.
Never noticed they also have a hotel there, anyone been there? Looking for a 3*/good B&B for next winter
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ulmerhutte wrote:
drporat wrote:
There is a small street going up at 90° from their corner, with a british pub nearby and a good italian restaurant higher up. Have to go back on a yearly basis, it was the most demanding and challenging spot I've ever skied.
Arlberg, not the restaurant.


Are you talking about Tom Dooley’s and San Antonio? Have not been to the former, but the latter does good food at reasonable prices. Seppi and Sandra are very welcoming hosts. Whilst San Antonio has a broad menu, we alway go for the pizza.


+1 on San Antonios. Last season for Dooley's Sad
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@Sideshow_Bob, Could they not leave them at one of the sports shops for you, say Jennewein under the premise that you want them testing etc, and then ask them to courier them to you, they must send them all the time. Or discharge them and send them empty, if inert they wouldnt be a risk would they? Or cant the hotel just look after them for you, we've given up driving otherwise i'd offer but we have similar issues now flying mostly and its a PITA....one other thing, FB group St Anton holla at me, must be loads of seasonaires driving back soon, post on there.....offer a small sum of beer vouchers and they'll be up for that?
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I remember being told that the KK got its name because of the downhill course that used to pass in front of it before the remodelling that took place in 2001 which resulted in the course now ending closer to Nasserein.

On the old course near the KK there were and I think still are, two rollers where at speed the racers took off which were referred to as "die kangaroo sprung" i.e. kangaroo jumps. I suppose alternatively the jumps could have been named after the restaurant
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Alber Family are building a massive 100 bed Hotel next to the Galzigbahn (Haus Angelika). Probably take two summers to build.
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@stanton, are they knocking down the Angelika? Stayed there a few times over the years and difficult to beat in terms of location. Have to say that would be a big shame and yet another reasonably priced establishment to be replaced by a pricier one (assuming that they knock down and replace with at least a 4* hotel).

Re Gunnar. Chatted to him on a chairlift once years ago, not realising he owned KK until near the top. Really nice guy. He sussed that we were Glaswegians straight away by our accents Very Happy
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@boabski, No, its very much staying - we're booked at Angelika in for 3 weeks next season, always stay there! The place Stanton is referring to is going to be built next door up the hill.
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Re Gunnar. Chatted to him on a chairlift once years ago, not realising he owned KK until near the top. Really nice guy. He sussed that we were Glaswegians straight away by our accents Very Happy


That shouldn't be so difficult NehNeh

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@drporat, Very Happy think the fact we were wasted on buckfast at 9 am was a giveaway
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@Markymark29, ah ok. That's good
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Rendl was empty first thing, so Mrs Skimastaaah and myself had virtually the best part of the day on Teflon courduroy. Great fun, and then by 10.30/11.00 the sugar/corn/firn snow was out...….



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Apparently ground work has already started on the new Schindlergratbahn. Amazing. Season not yet over and already prepping for next winter.
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stanton wrote:
Alber Family are building a massive 100 bed Hotel next to the Galzigbahn (Haus Angelika). Probably take two summers to build.

It's going to be next to Haus Kandahar, St. Anton side. I posted this back in March, maybe on another thread.
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Note, apparently the Angelika should not be affected, apart from being next to a building site!
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davidthornton wrote:
stanton wrote:
Alber Family are building a massive 100 bed Hotel next to the Galzigbahn (Haus Angelika). Probably take two summers to build.

It's going to be next to Haus Kandahar, St. Anton side. I posted this back in March, maybe on another thread.


That'll spoil the run-in to Galzig centre.
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skimastaaah wrote:
davidthornton wrote:
stanton wrote:
Alber Family are building a massive 100 bed Hotel next to the Galzigbahn (Haus Angelika). Probably take two summers to build.

It's going to be next to Haus Kandahar, St. Anton side. I posted this back in March, maybe on another thread.


That'll spoil the run-in to Galzig centre.

Don't think it'll be anywhere near, it'll be on Alte Arlbergstrasse, opposite the Bergheim.
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@stanton, thanks.
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Folks ..looks as if closing weekend and beyond we will het sunstantial rain so hopefully snow in the high alpine for touring into mid/late May.
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@stanton, and big potential slides....there’s some weight in that deep wet snowpack, go steady if touring is your thing.
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Been a good, long, snowy season for St Anton and Lech.
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Not true. Snow might have been good, but Lech is 50.000 nights down compared to last season.
Partly exactly due to abundance of snow causing avalanches and roadclosures, and hysteria in media about that.
Apart from that the long gap towards Easter meant relative high wage costs/guests ratio
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@Langerzug, you could argue that fewer guest nights is actually a good thing. Maybe not for the hoteliers, especially those with big bank loans to pay off for the reconstruction of their 5 star palaces, but for ordinary folk who enjoy skiing a few less people in the lift queues is always to be welcomed.

Did Lech get "cut off" any more this season than others? From what I can see it would be an unusual season if the Flexenpass does not get closed from time to time.
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@munich_irish, Lech was cut off 3-4 days week of 13 January, we arrived on 18th January and it was unbelievable deep snow and the pass/ train line to Bregenz had just re-opened. All were saying at our Pension what an epic week it had been the week before, I can't think that made such a difference, its a very quiet week anyway relative to the peak weeks. It's kind of ironic that hoteliers in a ski resort can complain that there's too much snow, and too long a season (run up to Easter), best snow since year before.....long may it carry on the same imo.
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Folks have less disposable income and there were plenty of cheaper resorts/villages/towns in Austria for Familys to go to.
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