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Arlberg Article

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:50 pm

Was just reading Tony's Arlberg guide.
http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2014/1 ... n-austria/

Was curious about your general read of the ambiance in Lech. Although there were plenty of people in furs who were clearly not there to ski, I was surprised by how unsnooty it felt given the general wealth. Maybe I would have felt differently if we were going out for meals every night and mingling with the 1% instead of dining at our hotel with the other middle-class guests.

Did you visit the on-mountain Kästle museum (I think it's at the top of Rüfikopf)?

There were a couple classic runs at Lech that you missed -- I'll cover them later. 8)
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Re: Arlberg Article

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:51 pm

The combination of the Piste-to-Powder logistics and my having a cold that week meant I saw very little of the town of Lech. I never even had a lunch there (I had 2 in Zurs). The only time I had the energy to look around a bit was after Friday skiing. I chose to check out the Strolz store because I was curious about their custom made boots.

Did you visit the on-mountain Kästle museum (I think it's at the top of Rüfikopf)?

I was unaware of that. There was a ski museum in St. Anton, open 3-10PM. I planned to go there Friday afternoon, only to find it closed for a private event.

Richard had 3 ski days on his own in Lech, but he didn't get out any more than I did. Neither one of us had much desire to leave the Sandhof once we got back there after skiing.
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Re: Arlberg Article

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:13 pm

As a recent convert to Kästle skis, I would've liked to visit the museum. Unfortunately, the last time I was at Lech was 2006 and the museum opened the following year.
http://www.skiarlberg.at/arl/west/en/wi ... 7cab016af7
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Re: Arlberg Article

Postby jamesdeluxe » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:26 am

After a no-show early season, the recent multi-day storm cycle left 4+ feet at elevation/two feet in the valley and it's game on in the Arlberg.
http://alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52553

He says that despite the lack of a proper base, pretty much everything was skiable and it was pure champagne powder.
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