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Need a new German ski venue

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BoffinMum Wed 21-Dec-16 18:07:12

Major first world problem. We're trying to organise a German ski holiday for February half term, two adults and two DCs. We used to fly to Munich or Salzburg and ski in the German alps, but one of the hotels we used to stay in has closed down for redevelopment, and the other is closed for refurbishment. We also went to the Black Forest to ski on the Feldberg, where we borrowed a chalet from friends, but they've sold it so we can no longer go there either. We need to find a new place to stay either around Garmisch or the the Allgäu where the kids can practise their German and we have access to beginner and intermediate slopes as well. The other constraint is cost - some places are eye waveringly expensive compared to the hotels we have been using until now and on top of half term flights that's a real consideration. Has anyone got any good ideas? I'm happy to consider self-catering if it's a nice place, or something like a reasonable 3* pension.

Abricot1993 Thu 22-Dec-16 13:25:06

How about the Swiss German part of Switzerland or Austria?

Archfarchnad Thu 22-Dec-16 13:31:50

Swiss Germany is going to be even more eye-wateringly expensive than Germany! And the version of German spoken there is non-standard to say the least.
We're going to a small village called Lofer in northern Austria, close to Salzburg (not far from Kitzbuhel). It's well known as a family friendly resort and the slopes are at 1500m, which makes them fairly snowsure in Jan-feb. DD2 and I are paying just over 500 euros for a self-catering studio, then 300 for ski passes and a hundred more for equipment hire, and 126 euros for a train there and back (we're already in central Europe). So a thousand euros for 2 people for the week is a good guess, as long as you don't eat out in restaurants. No idea why British people don't know about this resort.

LIZS Thu 22-Dec-16 13:37:20

How about Lermoos or Seefeld both in Garmisch area. Or Waidring also close to the border.

eleven59 Thu 22-Dec-16 13:52:53


BoffinMum Fri 23-Dec-16 20:36:46

I think the English all gravitate towards certain Austrian and French resorts like drones.

I think I have found somewhere in Garmisch! I am not going to link to it as that will completely out me but it's a Familotel wink

eleven59 Sat 24-Dec-16 19:10:38

Of course they do, because big Austrian and French resorts are what are advertised around the UK! Likewise, there will be lots of Americans around Garmsich. Have fun.

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