P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:50:01    —————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ————  LAST WEEK WE NOTED how Austria, long a firm favourite with British skiers, was losing their patronage. High prices, fewer concessions to British operators as well as a poorer exchange rate put folk off. If this was not enough, the lifts at some of the favourite resorts like St Anton and Mayrhofen were ancient and caused long queues. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Our guide to holidays on Teletext 291 UK, USA & EUROPE SKI REPORTS p203/4 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:52:11    ——————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ——— HOPEFULLY THINGS in Austria are begining to improve. Prices are at about the same level as last year and the Austrians seem more ready to modernise their facilities. The problems have served mainly to hide the fact that the country has excellent skiing, stunning scenery and very lively apres ski. The country also has a better than average choice of the increasingly popular cross country skiing. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Visas 206 Inoculations 207 TAKE A TRIP ON THE 'TISER 470 (C4) Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:50:01    ——————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ——— SOLL in the Tirol attracted a reputation as a lager louts' resort. It still attracts budget skiers in their 20s and 30s but it is not as boisterous as it was. Soll is at the centre of nine resorts including Hopfgarten, Westendorf, Brixen and Scheffau known as Ski- World or Grossraum. From the o—jn soll skiare, Salvenmoos are good black, red and family blue runs. There are beginners' slopes too ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Breaks near home 292 WIN A MED HOLIDAY FOR TWO p292 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:51:11    ——————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ——— BADGASTEIN in Salzburgerland to the east of the Tirol is the biggest of four linked winter sports villages. It has long been a favourite with the rich because of its smart hotels and casino. But the area also has a good variety of skiing, from the tough runs around Badgastein to the vast open spaces up at Sportgastein. There are many hotels to choose from which all also have restaurants. There's some rowdy apres ski. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Crash Course 297 Drivewise 296 GATWICK FLIGHT ARRIVALS p208-209 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:53:01    ——————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ——— ST JOHANN IN TIROL is an ideal place for beginners and less confident intermediates. Just over the hill from Kitzbuhel, it shares a major ski area with the resort. The main ski area around Harschbichl has mainly red runs over varied terrain. Lower down, the runs are much easier. Budget hotels and guest houses in abundance with pizzerias and pubs for eats and drinks. Again lively bars. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Crash Course 297 Drivewise 296 UK, USA & EUROPE SKI REPORTS p203/4 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:50:11    —————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ———— FOR THOSE WHO PREFER cross country skiing, Austria has considerable choice. Waymark Holidays has a full programme of nine different resorts in the country: Three Valleys Holzgau Mieminger Neukirchen Sillian Mariapfarr Ramsau Schweidt Mosern Headwater Holidays has two resorts, Ramsau in Styria and Mariapfarr in the Samson Valley. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Tourist rates 298 World clock 299 GATWICK FLIGHT ARRIVALS p208-209 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:54:01    —————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ———— SKI AUSTRIA FACTFILE Most of the major operators and many smaller ones cover the resorts mentioned. Here is a list of a few: Crystal Holidays, major operator to wide range of resorts including Badgastein and Soll 081 399 5144 Ski Enterprise also has an impressive selection which includes St Johann and Scheffau 061 745 7000. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Our guide to holidays on Teletext 291 WHAT'S ON THE TELLY TONIGHT? p110 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec10 20:50:11    —————————————————————— SKI AUSTRIA ———— SKI AUSTRIA FACTFILE AITO can supply a full list of small operators. Call them on 081 744 3187 These operators include: Ski Beach Villas 0223 371371 Ski Partners 0272 253545 Ski West 0181 789 1122 Bladon Lines 081 789 8358 Top Deck Ski 0171 370 4555 Snowcoach 01727 833141 Waymark 0753 516477 Headwater 0606 48699. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Our guide to holidays on Teletext 291 DRIVING ABROAD? INFORMATION p294-297 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport