Ski Club Holiday to St Christoph, Arlberg, Austria

Saturday 18th January 2020 for 7 nights

Tour Operator: Inghams

Resort report: The Club last visited St Shristoph in January 2016 and you can read a report by Nigel Koenen here.

Resort information from the Inghams web site:

Without exaggeration, one of the best and most exciting ski areas in the world (304km interconnected piste + 200km 'deep snow runs')

The World famous Arlberg ski area is the largest interlinked ski area in Austria! Four cable cars were constructed to bridge the gap between St. Anton, St Christoph side and the Lech, Zurs side completely eradicating the need to take a ski bus between the two ski areas. This ski-link has created complete ski convenience as most of the properties in our Arlberg ski programme offer skiing from the front door.

Famed in Austria as 'the birthplace of skiing', the magnificent Arlberg is one of those select few ski areas which fully justifies its 'world-class' reputation. Renowned for its challenging slopes, both on and off-piste, the area also includes many wonderful miles of picturesque intermediate skiing, from high altitude, snow-sure open bowls to picturesque tree-lined pistes down to the valley. The area has two distinct halves. The first links St. Anton with its even higher neighbours, St. Christoph and Stuben, and then a network of cable cars link the region with the huge network of slopes surrounding Lech and Zürs, including the excellent 'Borderpark' above Lech. An efficient ski bus service is in place to connect resorts in the region with the huge network of slopes.

Accommodation: Chalet Hotel St. Christoph, St. Christoph, Austria. 60 places booked.

  • Superb ski-in/ski-out location, with ski lift and ski school meeting place on the doorstep.
  • Heated indoor swimming pool and sauna.
  • Comfortable residents’ bar and separate lounge with log fireplace.
  • Comfortable bedrooms, all with private en-suite shower/wc, TV and hairdryer, and many with balcony.
  • Ski rental, servicing, and accessories shop within the hotel.
  • Ski bus for Lech/Zürs stops 50m from the hotel.

Meals: Continental buffet breakfast for 7 mornings with the hot option provided on 6 mornings per week. Afternoon tea and coffee with cake & savoury treat on 6 days. 3 course buffet dinner served 6 days, including a pre-dinner glass of prosecco with a choice of complimentary wine & tea/coffee. Complimentary tea & coffee available throughout the day.

Flight times (provisional): Depart Manchester 11:10, arrive Innsbruck 14:30. Depart Innsbruck 08:05, arrive Manchester 9:25. Transfer time is around 90 minutes.

Cost: £813 per person sharing a twin room (includes a £12 non-refundable administration fee). Ski Carriage is £40 extra (one pair of skis or one board only) and must be pre-booked. There is a local tourist tax of between €1 & €3 payable locally per person per night at the hotel.

Lift passes: Lift passes are not included but can be pre-booked. 2018/2019 season adult cost is €289, senior €249 (born in 1954 or earlier). A "Senior Active Lift Pass" season pass is available locally for guests born in 1944 or earlier for €137. We don't have prices for the holiday date as yet.

The price includes airport taxes and Manchester flight supplement but not insurance.

Insurance: You must arrange your own insurance and the name of the insurer is required when booking.

To reserve a place send a deposit of £150 per person along with a completed application form to David Shepherd. The deposit is non-refundable unless the place is taken by another member. In that case the £12 administration fee and any costs associated with changing the booking will be deducted and the remainder refunded. If you wish to pay by bank transfer a completed application form is still required to reserve a place. Account details are available from David Shepherd or Janet Winstanley. Transfers must be made to the SCoM holiday account (ending 244).

The application form is a PDF form. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it here.