Olympic Facility great fun

by: BadBrixen - Feb 24, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Great family skiing, fun, views and apres-ski

    Cons: Few.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009


Full review

Stayed at Gruberhof Hotel, ski-in and more-or-less a ski-out, too. Good fun and good food. Lot's of Brits, a few Germans. They are very laid-back but efficient there. The Astoria down the road is more formal but too quiet.

The Olymipc Express (OLEX) facility is newly renovated and is thoroughly enjoyable and sports a fabulous kitchen. Drank lots of Goesser, the local beer, which is increbibly fit for skiiing.

Ski-schools for kids is a little confusing. The ones down in the village of Igls are well organized but start too early - at 9:15 am. We ended up with directly at Patscherkofel (OLEX) and our middle daughter ended up in a good group.

The gondola is fun, and the Panorama Restaurant near the peak is worth to visit and dine at even for non-skiers.

We skied six days in a row, that was kids, parents and grand parents, and we had the time of our lives.

Also have local Tyrolean dance group that was superbly entertaining, and the Olympic Bob Sled run is worth one try.

PS - the slopes are groomed every night, like most runs in Austria. Lift tickets are free for kids under 10.

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