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Hotel Kristall, Weidach

Tyrol - explore beneath majestic peaks 
 
This convivial 4-star hotel with two pools provides easy access to fantastic walking and cross-country trails for all levels. Framed by forested slopes, the Leutasch Valley is ideal for those looking to spend plenty of time outdoors, and a trail and bus pass are included.
Hotel Kristall, Weidach. 7 nights
Hotel Kristall, Weidach. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in Weidach, Tyrol,

for skiers and non-skiers
Framed by the forested slopes of western Austria’s Zugspitze Mountains, the peaceful Leutasch Valley stretches towards the German border and is peppered with hamlets of frescoed houses and onion-domed churches.

At the valley’s midpoint lies the quiet village of Weidach. From here, cross-country ski trails and winter walking paths meander in either direction through meadows and woods, making it an ideal choice if you are looking to spend plenty of time outdoors enjoying the stillness and timeless surroundings either on skis or on foot – the high altitude means an excellent snow record.
But another reason to choose Weidach is the convivial Hotel Kristall. In the years since 2006 when we first started offering it as a summer walking base, the attentive service of the Pfeffel family has earned it consistently high praise, and it is every bit as welcoming in winter.
 

Our expert says

"This holiday will suit you perfectly if you want to spend all day, every day cross-country skiing or winter walking. Being at the midpoint of the valley, you can explore in either direction, with a good local bus service to extend your range."
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 
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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you. The cross-country skiing is great but, equally, Weidach makes a good base for non-skiing holidays too.
  • Best for: beginners, improvers, intermediates & advanced
    Although you are in the heart of Weidach, you are a mere 90 metres from the cross-country trails. There are some easy meadow circuits right on the edge of the village where beginners can practise and intermediates can warm up, before heading out on one of the longer – but nevertheless gentle – trails up or down the valley. Indeed, the flat terrain makes the skiing particularly good for beginners and intermediates (most of the area’s 279 kilometres of trails are graded blue and red). More experienced skiers shouldn’t be put off, however – the fact that the region hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019 is testimony to the fact that it also caters for advanced skiers, for whom the trail to Mösern is a particularly enjoyable challenge.

    Whatever your level, skiing here is a real pleasure. There are numerous eateries along the trails where you can pause for lunch or for coffee and cake, and the good local bus service – use of which is free with your included trail pass – means that you don’t have to ski back if you don’t want to, and can also access trails further afield.

    Trails: 279km to 1550m in the Olympiaregion Seefeld (154km classic & 125km skating)
    Cross-country skiing
  • Wide choice of routes
    With 142km of trails in the valley as a whole, winter walkers are spoiled for choice, all the more so if you take advantage of the included bus pass to extend your range. There is an especially beautiful trail exploring Gaistal, one of Austria’s least-visited valleys, or you could take one of several walking routes south in the direction of Mösern. It is also possible to reach the heights of Wettersteinhütte (1,717 metres) via a path offering splendid panoramas over much of the entire area (you can even sledge back down from here if you wish!).

    Please note that, although the documentation we send you for your holiday includes suggestions as to the most rewarding walks, we do not provide detailed route notes – the designated winter walking routes are well signposted.
    Winter walking
  • Snowshoeing & more
    There is downhill skiing in nearby Seefeld (15mins by bus). Snowshoeing (by day & torch-lit), ice-skating, curling and horse-drawn sleigh rides are all available in the valley, as are ice climbing and biathlon courses. If you fancy some tobogganing, you could borrow one of the hotel’s sledges and head to nearby Hochmoos, where a wonderful run winds down through a Narnia-like forest.
    Ice-skating
  • Special events
    Christmas celebrations include a lantern walk followed by mulled wine, an 8-course gala dinner on 24 December, and a recital by a harpist on Christmas Day. On New Year's Eve, an 8-course gala dinner is followed by live music and dancing, plus fireworks and a buffet at midnight.
 

Accommodation

Weidach (altitude: 1106m) is a good-sized but quiet village with a handful of eateries and shops – including a supermarket and bakery – as well as a tourist office and a bank. There is a wider choice of shops and restaurants in chic, bustling Seefeld, a 15-minute bus ride away.

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Kristall

Bedrooms

 

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  • 7 nights: 21 December 2019 - 14 March 2020

    Start Saturday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    21 Dec - 21 Dec 2019 £1525
    28 Dec - 28 Dec 2019 £1695
    04 Jan - 11 Jan 2020 £1250
    18 Jan - 18 Jan 2020 £1295
    25 Jan - 01 Feb 2020 £1380
    08 Feb - 08 Feb 2020 £1395
    15 Feb - 15 Feb 2020 £1465
    22 Feb - 22 Feb 2020 £1395
    29 Feb - 07 Mar 2020 £1195
    Single traveller supplement £65

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room - see 'Additional prices' below
     

    Included travel: Inghams charter Gatwick-Innsbruck (2h) (out dep 1235, home arr 1740; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h50)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Kristall, Ober Weidach
    Single room: 21 Dec - 14 Mar 2020 £6
    Superior with balcony: 21 Dec - 14 Mar 2020 £20
  • Cross-country all levels; adult High season Low season
    6 days’ classic ski hire £60 £60
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Innsbruck (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Gatwick) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  Thomas Cook 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
    7 light lunches
  • afternoon cake
  • detailed documentation
  • local area cross-country trail & bus pass
  • flights from Gatwick (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Innsbruck airport
 
Reviews

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FAQs

  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of packages that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 
  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. They are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Austria, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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