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Ski Hopfgarten, Austria - 7 or 14 Nights from Central London

The idyllic Austrian village of Hopfgarten lies at the foot of the 'Hohe Salve' mountain which rises to a peak of 1629m. It's everything you'd expect a ski resort in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol to be: traditional, fairy-tale wooden chalets cluster around a twin-turreted church and snow-laden fir trees nestle on the slopes of the impressive Austrian Alps. Magical!

We've been bringing skiers and non-skiers to Hopfgarten for over 20 years and now with a large investment by the 'Ski Welt' region, Hopfgarten and its neighbouring villages have become part of one of the largest network of artificial snow making machines in Europe - ensuring the best possible snow conditions over all 250km of piste.

Here's your chance for some relaxed skiing, fantastic choice of optional excursions and of course the famous Contiki nightlife!

Trip Details
A great place in winter, for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Well-groomed runs combined with the informal and friendly atmosphere of our village make Hopfgarten the perfect Ski destination. The whole ski area is part of the 'Ski Welt' circuit offering 250km of pistes with interconnecting gondola, chair and drag lift systems to get you quickly to any area of the mountain.

Beginners Enjoy beginner ski and/or snowboard lessons with patient, helpful and friendly instructors (english-speaking of course). Take to the gentle nursery slopes (perfect for beginners) on the latest model skis making gkiding down the slops so much easier. Once you've got some confidence take advantage of the whole ski welt area, it's the ideal way to get any noviceskier motoring through the trees from "middle station" and up on to more advance slopes in no time at all.

Ski Hopfgarten, Austria

Intermediates and Advanced
Intermediates and advance skiers or snowboarders will want to take full advantage of the whole 'Ski Welt' ski area including the 7km (4.3 miles) descent to the village. You may also like to go out with a local, experienced ski guide, in a group or on your own, to really discover the hidden mountain (bookable when you are in resort). For the experienced skier, this is a great way to familiarise yourself with the area. Why not combine 3 day skiing with 3 days boarding - it's easy, just check the price panel on link at the bottom of the page.

Sledge Riding
A magical journey through the forested Penningberg on a genuine 'two-horse open sleigh.' There's even time to relax at a mountain Gasthof to 'jingle those bells.'

Ice skating
Why not try your hand at the traditional winter sport of ice skating on a frozen alpine lake? Afterwards you can enjoy some typical Austrian cuisine in the mountain restaurant.

Day trips to Salzburg & Innsbruck
For thoses who want to explore the area a little more, we are able to arrange day trips to Innsbruck, home to the famous Golden Roof or Salzburg, famous for being the birthplace of Mozart

Known as the Monte Carlo of the Tyrol, this historic town is home of the famous Hahenkamm ski race. The city is also renowned for its gastronomic delights, the city'snumerous beer cellars, as well as it apres ski.

Tadem Paragliding
For the more adventurous why notfly off a mountain - of course, in tandem with your own fully qualified pilot. An exhilarating experience with unparalleled views.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons
All classes are conducted in English by well-qualified and experienced instructors, with high standards of training given to all levels. We have arranged a special package of lessons over 3 and 5 days with 4 hours (skiing) and 2hrs (snowboarding) of instruction per day. Single or private lessons can be purchased directly through our resort staff. Please enquire for prices (Tel: 0870 225 6263)

Whats Included
Return coach transfers from London to Hopfgarten, including ferry crossings.(See 'travel options' section for alternative ways to get to Hopfgarten). * 7 or 14 nights accommodation * Breakfast daily (except whilst travelling to and from Hopfgarten) * Experienced Contiki Resort Team * Free Contiki Ski information book * Free Contiki document wallet.

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