Escorted Ski Coaching Packages to Austria – Mayrhofen 2017
Depart on flight TOM7648 on Saturday 4th March 2017 from Birmingham at 1320HRS
Arrive Innsbruck at 1620HRS
Return flight TOM7649 on Saturday 11th March 2017 from Innsbruck at 1730HRS
Arrive Birmingham 1830HRS
Accommodation is either twin or single occupancy. 7 nights half board, return flights, ski carriage, resort transfers, 6 days coaching £1287.50 per person for single room and £995.00 per person for a twin room. (Lift passes and ski carriage included).
The Strass is one of the most popular hotels in Mayrhofen – and for many good reasons too.
Right next to the Penken gondola, the Fun & Spa Hotel Strass has a pretty unbeatable location in Mayrhofen’s centre. The Penken – which has been rebuilt to cut down queues considerably – is your gateway to possibly the most famous ski area in Austria.
The main hotel itself is made up of 2 wings all connected centrally by the main entrance and reception areas. The superb spa and leisure facilities are located in the Sport Wing including the impressive wellness area and pools. Although you’ve got access to all the facilities – whichever wing you choose to stay in.
The impressive wellness and spa centre includes Finnish, organic and Roman steam saunas, hot tubs, relaxation areas and Thalasso bath, plus a wide range of health and beauty treatments in the hands of very experienced masseurs. There are three swimming pools to keep waterbabies happy, a fitness room and a separate family sauna where swimsuits are required.
There’s a great choice of bars including the famous après ski Ice Bar, a sports bar and the soundproofed Arena nightclub. Dining is also always a delight with tasty cuisine inspired by traditional Austrian dishes and international favourites.
· centre of Mayrhofen · right next door to the Penken gondola · 5 minutes’ walk to Ahorn cable car · nursery slopes and ski school meeting point at top of Penken gondola · ski bus stops next door
Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
*These rooms are located close to the Ice Bar and may experience some noise until the bar closes at 10pm (music ends at 9.30pm).
· free WiFi · large lounge and bar · lively après ski ‘Ice Bar’ open until 10pm · sound-proofed Arena nightclub · live music · 3 indoor swimming pools · family sauna · spa with relaxation areas, therapy pool, foot spa, sauna, aroma steam room, inhalation cave and tropical showers · extra charge for massage, spa treatments and solarium · bathrobes are available at a deposit from the spa reception · games room with pool and table tennis · children’s playroom with toys · fitness room with Alpine views · extra charge for squash courts · lifts to all floors · 154 bedrooms
· hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course evening meals with choice of 3 main courses · daily salad buffet · daily vegetarian option · New Year’s Eve gala dinner included
Ski and SPA
The Fun and Spa Hotel Strass has a really wonderful spa and wellness centre providing a wide variety of opportunities for relaxation.
Whether you’re swimming lengths in the indoor pool or kicking back in the hot tub, waterbabies are well taken care of. Sweat out the impurities and strain from the day in the range of saunas and steam rooms. The Finnish sauna can reach temperatures of 90-100°C. Benefit from a ice cold bucket shower to get your blood pumping before wrapping up toasty warm in your robe and letting your mind drift surrounded by the ambient sounds and lighting of the multi-sensory relaxation area.
· pool with underwater massage jets
· sports pool
· family sauna
· relaxation area
Sauna world – 16 years +
The Strass’ wellness area is a real treat for fans of relaxation. This is a nude area, so no swimming costumes in the saunas, although towels can be used to protect your modesty.
· Finnish sauna
· aroma steam room
· Roman steam bath
· inhalation cave
· Kneipp foot spa
· tropical showers
· salt water therapy pool
· relaxation areas
· hot tub
Massage and treatments
A wide range of massages and beauty treatments are available.
· thalasso baths
· salt baths
· stone therapy
· sports massage
· holistic massage
Watching telly while on a treadmill is so over-rated. We’re sure you’ll much prefer the panoramic Alpine views from the Strass’ well equiped fitness centre.
· multi-gym and weights
· rowing machine
· cycle machine
Sitting at the foot of the Penken and Ahorn mountains with 57 lifts, 136km of skiing and Austria’s steepest run, Harakiri, Mayrhofen is one of the most diverse Alpine resorts. All slopes are reached by gondola, so beginners will need a full lift pass from day one, although the ski schools are great and the range of easier runs make for fast progression. Mayrhofen has a wide variety of more challenging runs and, in the right conditions, some impressive off-piste. If you manage to defeat the 38 degree gradient of Harakiri, you get to wear the “I survived Harakiri” t-shirt, and get your 5 minutes’ of fame at a free photo shoot every Friday. The Vans Penken Park is also one of the leading freestyle parks in Europe. But don’t worry, even if you’re a beginner you can practice your skills in the Kids Park section.
At the Ahornbahn mountain station enjoy some regional food at Café-Bistro, or head over to the White Lounge, where the Ice Bar and Igloo Hotel sit atop of Ahorn with breathtaking views of the resort. It’s also worth exploring the wider Ziller Valley, as your pass covers 487km in total, including the guaranteed snow of the Hintertux glacier. Après often starts in Pilzbar at the Penken top station and continues until late in town. Some of the most popular choices include Brück’n Stadl, Movie Bar and Ice. Every April the Snowbombing festival takes over Mayrhofen – bringing world famous DJs, bands and plenty of revellers.
Mayrhofen is a large traditional town, so some things will be closer than others depending on your accommodation. But whether you prefer skiing or boarding, partying or lazing about in the spa, Europop or rock, up-market or budget – you’ll find something to meet your needs.
The new 3S Penkenbahn cable car is making its debut right in time for the start of winter 15/16 – 33 24-seat gondolas, each complete with child-friendly access and WiFi. The former cable car was known for causing a bit of a bottleneck at the stations, but hopefully with increased capacity the queues should be a thing of the past. We still suggest though, that if you are staying on the outskirts, you might want to use the free ski buses to nearby Finkenberg or Hippach to beat any queues.
Call us on 01525 840 266 for details