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Ischgl-Samnaum Austria


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ISCHGL-SAMNAUM, AUSTRIA

January 20 - 28, 2023


Trip Summary

Trip Date:

Jan 20, 2023 

Trip Coordinator:  Rita Cardenas
End Date:  Jan 28, 2023 Trip Coordinator: Leyla Ozkardesh
Full Package:   $3,039. TC Emails: ischgl@spacecity.org      
Land Package:   $1,907. Ischgl2@spacecity.org
Deposit:  15% per person      
Participants:   24 Final Pmt Date Nov 20, 2022

**All prices are based on payment by credit card.
A 2.99% discount will be deducted for each payment by check.

 


Why Choose This Trip?
Ischgl, Austria will delight Powder hounds of all abilities with the range, size & quality of the snow, lifts & terrain and will not disappoint with its penchant for fun!  Ischgl is renowned for its fun après ski sessions. Be prepared for music, drink & dancing from lunchtime & well into the night. 

It is an awesome resort for skiers with plenty of activities for non-skiers. 
Inclusive with this package is 7 days of gourmet breakfast & dinners, use of hotel’s elegant spa & gym and Wi-Fi.

RESORT SKIING

Much of Ischgl’s ski area is hidden away behind the mountains to the south of the town, with the vast panorama only opening up at the end of a long gondola or cable car ride. There are 3 gondolas used to get into the ski area.  

The Silvretta gondola, closest to our hotel, takes us to the Idalp area – Ischgl’s main meeting point where you will find the ski school and a range of easier runs suitable for beginners and early intermediate skiers.

Ischgl is situated on the frontier with Switzerland.
Ischgl is interlinked with Samnaun ski resort to create a huge & diverse ski area of over 239km of trails & 45 ski lifts.

Around 20 blue (easy runs), 40 red (intermediate runs) and 25 black (difficult) slopes and descents make the ski resort the perfect winter sports region.

  

The lift system for the entire area is fast, modern, and up there with the best in Europe.
Ischgl has one of Austria's largest freeride areas, with bowls, steep descents and cliff drops providing plenty for powder hounds to get their teeth stuck into.

One of the best spots to head for is the Piz Val Gronda lift - which has opened up a freeride playground.  

Getting a guide will introduce you to all sorts of spots that the ski run map can't. Ischgl is a great resort for intermediate skiers with plenty of wide-open cruising ski runs. There are high alpine bowls and fun runs down through the trees. 

There are six valleys to explore and the option to ski over the border to Samnaun in Switzerland. Experts have several black runs and some excellent off-run options. There are racetracks for speed addicts, mogul slopes for slope acrobats and descents with a gradient of more than 70% for those with nerves of steel. 

The Silvretta Ski Pass also includes neighboring (but not lift-linked) Galtür, Kappl and See.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS - THE FOUR-STAR HOTEL SCHLOSSHOF
The hotel lies in the central location of Ischg near the bars, restaurants and stores. It's only a few minutes of walking distance from the Silvretta cableway, which allows guests to SKI-IN STRAIGHT UP TO THE HOTEL.

All rooms come with cozy bathrobes as well as the following:
Bathtub or Shower
Balcony
Telephone, Flat Screen TV & Safe
Indoor Pool 
Free WiFi
Breakfast daily
        Use of wellness spa with saunas, steambath, whirlpools, gym and infrared cabin
        Ski Run leading directly to the hotel

PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast will be at Schlosshof and dinner at Seiblishof Hotel. The Seibishof Hotel is the host hotel for TSC and is within 1–2-minute walking distance from Hotel Schlosshof.
 


Ischgl Hotel 3

TRANSPORTATION

We will fly United from Houston IAH routing through Chicago to Munich.   We will depart 2:20 pm on Fri, Jan 20 and arrive in Munich 9:45 am Sat, Jan 21.   We will take a 3.5 hour charter bus ride from airport to the hotel.   It should be beautiful scenery along the way.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Round trip airfare transportation between Houston and Munich
  • Round trip transfers between Munich Airport and Ischgl in private motor coach with English guide
  • 7 night accommodations in the Hotel Schlosshof
  • Full breakfast buffet daily
  • 7 dinners at Hotel Seiblishof which is 20m from Hotel Schlosshof
  • Welcome drink and resort orientation at our hotel with guide
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage per person
  • Use of swimming pools and spa facilities
  • Discounts on lift tickets and rentals

NON-SKI DAYS & NON-SKIERS

Off the slopes, visitors to Ischgl will love its pedestrian centre and its exceptional après ski. Busy both night and day, visitors will love the fantastic range of shops as much as the restaurants and bars.  Whether its ice skating or snow shoe hikes, tobogganing or winter hiking trails, there’s something for everyone to experience. For the non-skiers we have many options for day trips (2) and excursions (additional cost for tours):

  • Ischgl Museums & Chapels
  • Innsbruck Day Trip: the Capital of the Alps & guided tour of Swarovski Crystal World
  • St Anton Day Trip: For skiers & non-skiers. Includes a scenic ride up to the top of Valluga Mountain on the Galzigbahn and Vallugabahn Gondolas
  • Take the panoramic double decker cable car to Samnaun, Switzerland which is renowned for its duty free shopping.
  • Great town of Ischgl has plenty of shops and restaurants
  • New Silvretta Spa Ischgl opens for 2022-2023 season
  • Multiple long snowshoe and winter hiking trails
  • A more than 70-kilometres-long network of cross-country ski trails
  • One of the longest night toboggan runs in the Alps
  • A natural ice rink at the town center of Ischgl
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • A water park with sauna world

TENTATIVE TRIP ITINERARY

  • Fri Jan 20:   Fly from IAH to Munich
  • Sat Jan 21:  Arrive in Germany and travel by bus to Ischgl. 
  • Sun Jan 22: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 1 - Welcome party!
  • Mon Jan 23: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 2
  • Tues Jan 24: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 3 + Day trip to Innsbruck for non-skier
  • Weds Jan 25: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 4 + Day trip to St Anton for both skier & non-skier
  • Thurs Jan 26: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 5
  • Fri Jan 27: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel: Skiing and sightseeing day 6
  • Sat Jan 28Breakfast at the hotel. Depart home to the USA

LIFT TICKETS - USD FOR 2023 SEASON

Ischgl Lift Ticket prices

POST TRIP TO ZURICH
HOTEL LOCATION:  The Small Luxury Hotel Opera will win you over with their unique location directly opposite the Zurich Opera House and beautiful Lake Zurich. The vibrant cultural life of Zurich can be found directly on the doorstep of the Hotels, and the exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street and all the important business districts are within walking distance or can be quickly reached by public transport.  Price will include:
     • Bus transportation from Ischgl to Zurich/ hotel to Zurich Airport, return flight from Zurich to IAH if on the  full package.
     • Prices include breakfast buffet, free wifi and 1 bottle of Mineral water 
     • Each room has a Nespresso coffee machine to make coffee or tea (free) 
Estimate with full package double $506.pp, land double $560. pp
Estimate Single Supplement with full package $706.pp, land single $760. pp


Zurich Itinerary:
     • Sat Jan 28th: Travel by bus from Ischgl to Zurich. Check into the hotel. Sightseeing day 1. Explore Zurich + optional tours
     • Sun Jan 29th: Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing day 2. Explore Zurich + optional tours
     • Mon Jan 30th: Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing day 3. Explore Zurich + optional tours
     • Tues Jan 31st: Breakfast at the hotel. Travel home to the USA.
Optional Tours - final selection pending
Beer Tasting in Zurich's Beergarden
Highlight Tour of Zurich
Mindful Chocolate Tasting


Trip Coordinators:  Rita Cardenas and Leyla Ozkardesh

TC Emails:
ischgl@spacecity.org

ischgl2@spacecity.org
 



 

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When you register for this trip, all that you are required to do is pay your trip deposit of 15% per person. You have until Final Payment Date to pay your balance.

Please note payment for Ischgl Tours, Lift Tickets, Optional Trip Extension to Zurich and Zurich tours will be collected separately by check at the pre-trip meeting on November 20, 2022.



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When:
Friday, January 20, 2023, 8:00 AM until Saturday, January 28, 2023, 5:00 PM
Where:
Ischgl Austria


Austria
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Rita Cardenas
Trip Coordinator
 
Leyla Ozkardesh
Trip Coordinator
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