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1815: Austrian Winter Adventure: Spectacular XC Skiing and Beyond

Date and Time

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018

Location

Innsbruck,
International,
Austria

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Join an extraordinary Nordic ski trip to the Seefeld Plateau near Innsbruck, the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. There are 279 km of meticulously groomed XC trails, about half tracked for classic skiing and the other half for skate skiing. The trails take you through fields and hamlets with stunning views of the surrounding white-capped mountains. 15-30km daily intermediate-advanced Nordic ski expeditions guided by the trip's leader. We will be staying at a luxurious four star hotel close to the trail system that also provides us with excellent breakfasts and dinners. We will adjust to European time with a visit to Salzburg, a UNESCO heritage site. This includes a privately guided city tour, visitation of cultural sites, and descent into a salt mine (the "Salz" in Salzburg) that has been quarried for over 900 years. Breakfasts, dinners, lodging, ski passes, and local transportation included. The prospectus link below contains complete information including, on page two, a link to a five-minute video from the 2016 trip which explored Innsbruck before the XC skiing began. Caution: watching this video may generate an overwhelming compulsion to sign up immediately! :)

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $2,400 member / $2,450 non-member
*Transportation, lodging, most meals, ski pass. Does not include lunches, ski rentals, and air fare.

Related Link(s):

1815 Prospectus


Austria XC Ski

Activities

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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Since 2012 Steve has planned and led sixteen hiking/trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations the Haute Route (from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland), the Alta Via II through the Italian Dolomites, the tour of the Jungfrau region (Switzerland), Patagonia, the high mountains huts of Austria, etc. He lived in Europe for four years and is fluent in both the French and German languages. Steve has been an avid XC skier for the past 15 years.