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Austria Christmas 2021

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I Generally go to Austria over Christmas week. I believe the accommodation providers in Solden prefer arrival and departure on Saturdays.
This year Christmas Day falls on a Saturday and there are no flights from uk. I believe my only option is to fly on the Friday and stay one night in Innsbruck town before heading up the Oetztal Valley?
What’s the situation in other European ski resorts regarding the day that guests tend to arrive and leave the resorts? I assume Saturday too?


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I was looking at Xmas & most Tourist Operators are doing a Monday-Monday for xmas week & Mon-Mon for New Years
There are/was lots of good TO deals for the short week of Mon-Sat, so they can get back to Sat-Sat. from Jan 7th
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@Tom H, When we've arrived on a Friday in the past (due to the flight being a lot cheaper), we've stayed here https://www.hotel-schoepf.com/ as they're reasonably priced and take one-night bookings.
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LushRFC will keep in mind.

Mr Egg thanks for the reply. I’m resigned to no skiing this year (unless we get a decent bit in London and I head to The local hill) so I will want a full week. If I can afford it perhaps going for two weeks is the answer
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@Tom H,
We Flying into Inns on the Friday & out on a Sunday from BRS.
While we have booked accommodation for Mayrhofen, a lot will depend on snow & if we can travel!
But we have full flexibility & can do Sat-Sat if we decide to stay elsewhere & have to....
Easy fill a day & evening in Innsbruck with the Xmas markets around the town.
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Just bear in mind that with the Friday being Christmas Eve, things in Austria will close early that day (IIRC the Christmas markets don't even open on the 24th) as that is when they traditionally celebrate.
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Thanks all for the replies. I think I will head in on the Friday and wonder the quite streets of Innsbruck on their Christmas Day. I must remember to bring sandwiches.
I don’t usually ski on the first Saturday but I realise I could head off early and get that day on the slopes!
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Ps Mr Egg. Have you booked already? I see flights are available now. Am I right in years gone by it was not possible to book that far ahead. I am Going to book as prices are pretty good.

Tom
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Just to correct my original post BA fly on 25/12/21
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Yeah, booked easyjet a few weeks ago.
Easyjet released early, but I think BA is usually available 11 months in advance
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@Mr.Egg, coming christmas/new year it might very well become a sunday-sunday scheme. And a focus on the week before the christmas-week instead of the post-newyearweek, and hence that christmas saturday a tricky questionmark...
You should check with your acco!
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In Austria Christmas essentially happens on the evening of 24th December, then 25th and 26th are both public holidays. Shops will shut at noon or early afternoon on 24th December and although many restaurants will be open, expect them to be booked up long in advance. If public holidays fall at the weekend, there is not a substitute holiday on a weekday. There are 14 annual public holidays in a year so some will fall at weekends. 31st December is not a public holiday but again shops will shut early. 1st Jan is a public holiday as is 6th Jan.

So that being said I expect many accommodation providers will stick with Saturday to Saturday, or some might run Sunday to Sunday. Best to contact the ones you are interested in and negotiate.
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@Langerzug,

We've booked the week before Xmas, instead of over xmas.
we actually booked Fri-Thurs & will have Fri & Sat back in Innsbruck, before flying home on Sunday.
Wherever we decide, we will be back in Inns. on the Saturday to make it less of an back bottom trying to get to the airport for a mid morning flight.
As long as I can get 4 days on the slopes, anything else is a bonus, unless my body quits first!
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You know it makes sense.
Or drive out and be flex able
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I have gone for flights to and from Munich. Flights were cheap and the drive over to Solden is straightforward. I have decided to go for depart Friday and return on Sunday so some site seeing to do either end.

In previous years I find booking flights in around July or August best for price but I suspect if we do get on top of Covid then flights will be in high demand particularly over holiday periods.
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