There’s are a few reasons that we choose Austria for Snowboard Spring Break, including the best prices in Europe, incredible glacial terrain, a well developed Spring program and the fact it;s super easy to get to to from the UK, whether you fly or drive.
Innsbruck – If you’re coming for the three day trip, then those dates fit in neatly with Innsbruck flights which depart Gatwick at 1115 on Saturday the 28th April and return at 1610 on Tuesday 1st May. At time of writing, these flights are going at under £50 return! Be warned, these prices will increase the closer we get, so book early.
Munich or Salzburg – If you’re coming for longer then Munich and Salzburg are also excellent choices and are served by airports throughout the UK, with the advantage that there are multiple flights in and out every day. At roughly three hours each from the resort, they are still very accessible and are a little more flexible.
It’s easy to get public transport from the airports (www.bahn.de or oebb.at for itineraries). Whichever airport you fly to, Landeck is your final train destination, then you just transfer on to a bus to Feichten, where the accommodation is. There is a public bus that goes to the glaciers every day. However, car hire at the airport is cheap and makes much more sense as you have a car to get yourself up and down the hill every day, meaning you don’t have to rely on the public bus service. Please note, we do not offer a transfer service from the airport.
If you are in a group, consider making a road trip of it! While it takes around ten hours to drive from Calais or Dunkirk to Kaunertal, it’s an easy trip to make, and with multiple drivers, it’s a chilled and pleasant way to get there. Drive through Belgium and Germany to avoid expensive road tolls in France but don’t forget to buy a ‘vignette’ in Austria which allows you to drive on the motorways and costs around €15. Fuel is much cheaper in Europe than in the UK (consider leaving the motorways to find better prices for filling up) and the motorway service food is about 100 times better than it is in the UK.