OUR SKI TRIP TO AUSTRIA

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Every year or so we head off on a family ski trip - Cameron, my parents, sister and myself included. We try to visit somewhere new each time that has the right level of runs for all of us as well as a great resort where we can enjoy the apres ski scene.

In recent years we’ve been to Spain (yes, skiing in Spain) and France and this year we opted for Austria. Prior to the trip I had only been to Austria once which was during a summer holiday around Europe, with a stop off in Salzburg, so this one was set to be a little different from the last.

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We reached the Austrian resort of Seefeld via a connecting flight from Aberdeen to Munich and then a two hour drive. A beautiful traditional town nestled in the heart of the mountains, yet only a short distance from popular city Innsbruck, this was the ideal place for great weather, a variety of ski routes and good food - everything that makes the best ski holiday.

Here are some of my highlights.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of places to stay in Seefeld but we chose Krumers Alpin - a resort and spa hotel which sits just above the town.

Located extremely close to the ski lifts, this was an ideal place to relax after a day on the slopes, get a good night’s sleep and enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning.

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Where to Eat

Similar to accommodation, Seefeld isn’t short of great bars, cafes and restaurants. We ate lunch everyday on the slopes but in the evenings tried a different restaurant each night.

Sudtiroler Stuben Seefeld - if you’re looking for traditional local food, here is the place

Braukeller & Grill - situated in the heart of the town, here is where to enjoy drinks, burgers and steaks

Pauly - impressive Italian food that’s not just pasta or pizza, but be prepared to pay a little more for it.

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Innsbruck

The beautiful city of Innsbruck is just a 20 minute scenic train journey from Seefeld - a trip that will cost around €9 return.

Here, you’ll find a huge variety of boutique, designer and high street stores as well as plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries and confectionery shops.

Mum and I spent a day here, drinking tea and eating cake in the morning, browsing shop windows and drinking wine and eating cheese in the afternoon. Although this day wasn’t spent on the slopes, it was still one of my favourite.