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The one that sees you plough through powder, surrounded by the breath-taking mountains of Hopfgarten


8 days, 1 country


7 nights in Special Stay


8 Breakfasts




Expert Trip Manager + Driver Team + Local Guides

Eat, sleep, plough through powder, repeat. That's the name of the game on this week of play in the Austrian Alps of Tyrol. This incredible region is ramped up on Contiki with a stopover in an exclusive Austrian ski and après paradise, day trips and English speaking instructors.

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9-day trip including transport from London to Hopfgarten & back.




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8-day trip where you make your own way to Hopfgarten & back.




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Trip FAQs

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Will I have a trip manager on this trip?

There’s no trip manager on this trip. But don’t worry. If you have any questions during your stay, the on-site Winter Team at Hopfgarten will sort you out. 

They’ll give you all the info you need about the local village, things to do and recommendations for great local eateries too. (And you’ll also be introduced to your Contiki fam through them!). They might not be guides in the traditional sense, but you’ll see that they have everything you need for an epic ski experience.   

Where can I find more information on Ski lift passes and equipment hire? 

Your lift pass and equipment hire can be arranged on arrival. Wanna know how much to budget? Check out our page about ski extras. 

How does the transfer work from the train station?

When you get to Worgl Train Station, walk out the front and look for one of our Contiki Team – they will be on a classic Contiki Coach or a white van. The shuttles depart at 8:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm & 4:30pm – and luckily, you don’t need to pre book. 

I want to book the coach from London, how long will it take?

Taking the coach from London is a super cost-effective way to get to the snowy slopes of Hopfgarten. Your journey will depart the Royal National Hotel in London in the early evening, and after an overnight ride, you’ll arrive in Hopfgarten at around 3pm the next day.

At the end of your trip, you’ll depart from Hopfgarten in the early hours of the morning - anywhere between 2:30am – 4:30am (this depends on the ferry bookings). Oh and don’t worry, we’ve got your hunger pangs sorted with a wholesome packed breakfast for your journey! You’ll arrive in London at approximately 10:30pm. So you can plan some accommodation with the reservations team, or plan your travel ahead accordingly.  

How do I get from the accommodation to the slopes?

Good news! We offer free daily shuttles to and from Haus Schöneck from 8am-10am (every ½ hour) and returning from 3pm-6pm (every ½ hour).

Can I have dinner at the accommodation?

Yes, of course! You can sign up for the Half Board option - which includes 2 courses of hearty home-cooked food, available for 5 nights. On the other nights of your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore local restaurants since the kitchen is closed. You can make the payment for that in the resort. 

Can I pay by card/apple pay?

At Haus Schöneck, you’re welcome to pay by cash or card. But we highly recommend that you get some cash for the local restaurants. The Gasthofs on the mountain only accept cash sometimes. Forgot to bring cash? Don’t worry. There are 3 ATMs in the Hopfgarten. 

What is the ski area like?

The Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is one of Europe’s largest interconnected ski resorts. We’re talking over 270 kms of ski runs, 70 lifts & cable cars and 80 mountain huts. So, what’s the ski area like, you ask? Pretty darn awesome, we’d say.  

I have never skied or snowboarded before, can I book lessons?

Yep! We highly recommend taking lessons, so you learn the right techniques and information (and can enjoy skiing the way you’re supposed to!). Group lessons start on a Sunday and can be booked for up to 3 days.

Familiar with skiing but want a refresher? You can join intermediate and advanced lessons. You can take private lessons upon request too. We’ve been working with our local ski school for over 15 years. So you can only imagine how many of our travelers have taken lessons with them!

If you’re on a Weekender trip, you might not be able to book a group lesson. But you’re always welcome to book a private one if you like.

General FAQs

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What is Contiki?

Contiki are the world leaders in organized youth travel. We’ve been providing amazing travel experiences for young travellers, from 18-35 years old, since 1962. Imagine how good you would be at something if you had been doing it for more than 60 years?


Everything about Contiki is deeply rooted in our two values ‘Make Every Moment Count’ and ‘We’re About People’. We don’t just talk, we walk the walk and live by our brand philosophy of ‘Travel.Together.’ which means to travel with one another, with the destinations we visit, the people and cultures we enjoy and the environment.


You’ve never experienced travel like this.

Why only 18-35?

Focusing on 18-35 year olds allows us to tailor a dramatically more powerful travel experience and an itinerary so fun it feels like all of your best Friday nights combined.

Tailoring to select ages brings together like minded, likeable people, and allows us to use Social Travel planning to build great groups of people so fast you’ll wonder if you’ve been friends forever.

What destinations can I go to with Contiki?

A sunrise, shoreline or bright light for every whim. We are proud to offer over 200 global trips, intelligently designed for a seamless and simple social travel experience. Visit our search page to discover your perfect travel destination.

How does it work?

We’re reinventing hassle free travel. Whether you are a solo traveller or group you can be rest assured that there has been tonnes of planning behind every trip.

Booking with Contiki means you are saying yes to a smile inducing trip where the typically stressful elements just seem to magically happen.

No one does trips like Contiki, essential accommodation, transport, reservations and so much more is all taken care of. You can multiply the magic with trip add ons and numerous customisations for your free time.

Every single Contiki social travel trip is managed by one of our expert Trip Managers, who are there to provide hands-on support and ensure your trip runs smoothly whilst you stay in the moment.

From 2022 your good time will be good for the planet as all Contiki trips are carbon natural. Find out more here.

How many other travellers are on each trip?

Group sizes are completely dependent on where and how you choose to travel with Contiki. 

In Europe and in most of North America and New Zealand, group sizes can range between 24 – 53 awesome travellers. 

In regions like Asia, Australia, Africa and Latin America, and on some North America and New Zealand trips, our group sizes are considerably smaller – as low as 12 or up to 30 travellers max.

Detour trips offer a different type of experience and max out at 16 people led by a local host.

Wondering what is so great about travelling together? Check out the Contiki Social travel page.

Each group is administered according to our strict Covid policies which can be viewed here.

Can I book online?

You certainly can! All of our trips are available to book online, just select your preferred travel date(s) and away you go. You can also book over the phone if you'd prefer.

What’s included?

All essential trip elements have been catered to ensure a great time, with great people in great places. But you mean more specifically right?

Your accommodation, essential trip transport, and a good handful of meals are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (on most trips we offer breakfast every day, plus a hand-picked selection of authentic and tasty meals). 

To fill your days and Insta feeds we have Included Experiences, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. Of course you also get our expert and highly trained team of Contiki staff to support throughout.

A day by day breakdown of inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons are available on the trip specific pages. 

We always try to accommodate special requests such as birthdays, proposals etc. Please chat to our team and we can explore how we may support the request.

What’s not included?

Contiki social travel trips have a large degree of flexibility built into them to enable you to truly own your experience. This means that some trip elements are not included in the initial cost and may require additional budgeting. 

Flights to and from your starting and ending points are not included in the cost of your trip. These can be added on during the booking process either online or via our contact center or booked independently by you.

Each trip contains the right amount of free time for you to explore or indulge your travel desires. We offer Free Time Add-Ons, which are additional experiences that are not included in the overall price. These add ons are highlighted on the specific trip page. Your Trip Manager will highlight these to you and organise their booking on trip. Exceptions may apply where pre booking is required but this will be made known to you in your pre departure information.

A number of meal times are left open for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for your taste in non-catered meals is important. 

Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and should be booked separately.

What are Contiki's sustainability credentials?

Travel comes with responsibilities. That’s why we’re determined to travel sustainably and consciously, and that’s why we’re willing to take a stand on issues closest to our hearts. Find out more details here.

With the help of our four-point Climate Action Plan, we're now on a journey to Net Zero - committing to carbon reductions and evolving to support the transition to a low-carbon future.

Find out more details here.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance for this trip?

Yes! It’s a requirement of traveling with Contiki that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, evacuation expenses, personal liability & loss of personal property and Covid related expenses before you travel with us. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be trying out, particularly any adventure activities (for all you adrenaline junkies).

For more information check out our full travel insurance FAQs.

Can I stay in my destination a few days before/after the trip starts/ends? And can Contiki help me arrange this?

Yes and yes! You can add pre- and post-trip accommodation to your booking in one of three ways:

  • When booking your trip online

  • In the 'My Travel Portal' after you've made your booking

  • By calling us any time on 0808 281 1120

In certain cities, you may even be able to secure a preferential rate for you pre- or post-trip accommodation.

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