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  1. Frequently Asked Questions | Contiki
  2. Specialist Trips
  3. Ski Austria
  4. Are there any transfers to the Contiki Gasthof in Hopfgarten?

SKI AUSTRIA

WHY SKI AUSTRIA WITH CONTIKI?

Whether you’re a total beginner who maybe hasn't even seen snow before, or an absolute piste smashing pro, our Ski Austria trips are suitable to all. Based in the idyllic traditional Austrian village of Hopfgarten, all of our ski/board trips stay at the Contiki owned Gasthof Schoneck, with prime access to the vast Ski Welt region, complete with 279 km (174 miles) of runs for skiers/boarders of all abilities. On a Ski Austria Contiki, you’ll spend your days either in lessons learning the ropes or brushing up on your skills, or else heading out to explore the vast Ski Welt with your new pals. After a long day in the snow, catch one of the regular complimentary transfers back to Gasthof Schoneck, jump in the sauna, then spend your evenings either at one of the legendary Gasthof theme parties, chilling out, or hitting the bright lights of Hopfgarten. New friends, loads of snow, a Contiki only property, a sauna - basically the winter holiday of dreams.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

As well as your accommodation in our owned Gasthof, we include a tasty breakfast every day, or for a little extra we’ll also include five three-course dinners over the week (or ten for a two week holiday). You can also take advantage of our complimentary transfers to and from the slopes every day, a day trip to Salzburg, and the legendary Contiki Grand Slam downhill ski race. And did we mention our on-site Contiki crew, who are there to help you out, cook for you, and generally ensure your trip goes off without a hitch? All included in the cost of your trip.

WHAT ARE THE FREE TIME ADD-ONS?

Want to make your trip even more special? Free Time Add-Ons on Ski Contiki include:

- Night skiing

- Bobsledding in Innsbruck at the Olympic Park

- Sleigh riding

- Tandem paragliding over the majestic Austrian Alps

HOW DO I GET TO HOPFGARTEN?

You have a few different options when it comes to getting to Hopfgarten. If you book one of our Ski Plus trips, this will see you catching the Contiki coach from London, travelling overnight to get to the Gasthof (this journey takes on average 24 hours, and includes rest breaks and stops to stretch your legs and get food). The coach will depart at around 7pm from the Contiki Basement, located at the Royal National Hotel in London, and whilst the journey is long, our coaches ensure you’re comfortable and catered for with heating/air conditioning, power sockets and USB ports, reclining seats, a DVD player and speaker system, and bathroom facilities.

If you book a Meet Us There trip, you’ll need to book flights that get you into either Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg - each are fairly equidistant from Hopfgarten. Details on how to get to the Gasthof from each of the above are as follows:


Munich Airport (Flughafen München) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

When you arrive at Munich Airport, follow signs for "Zentrum Bereich" (Central Area) where you can purchase a ticket at the train counter for Wörgl, or Hopfgarten Berglift if you don't want to take advantage of the free transfer from Wörgl station. Take S-Bahn line S8 to München Ost - approximately 15 minutes journey time.

At München Ost, change platforms & take the fast train direct to Wörgl (one train every 2 hours, journey time approximately 1 hour) where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

Train schedules & tickets prices can be found at: www.bahn.de


Innsbruck Airport (Flughafen Innsbruck) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

Upon arrival at Innsbruck Airport take Bus F (every 15 minutes, journey time approximately 15 minutes) to Innsbruck Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From here catch a fast train to Wörgl, where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

Train schedules & ticket prices can be found at: www.oebb.at


Salzburg Airport (Flughafen Salzburg) to Wörgl & Hopfgarten (im Brixental) Berglift

Upon arrival at Salzburg Airport take Bus #2 (every 10-20 minutes, journey time approximately 20 minutes) to Salzburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From here catch a fast train to Wörgl, where a Contiki coach will collect you at the specified pick up times. Alternatively if you want to make your own way there, when you reach Wörgl by train change platforms & take a train to Hopfgarten Berglift (one train per hour, journey time approximately 10 minutes).

Train schedules & ticket prices can be found at: www.oebb.at


Once you arrive at Hopfgarten Berglift

If you decide to make your own way there, be sure to hop off at “Hopfgarten Berglift” & not at “Hopfgarten” - there are 2 stops in Hopfgarten, & Hopfgarten Berglift is the second stop when travelling from Wörgl. From the Hopfgarten Berglift stop you can telephone Gasthof Schöneck (Tel: +43 5335 2563 or Mob: +43 6991 2014 965) & arrange a pick up from the station.

ARE THERE ANY TRANSFERS TO THE CONTIKI GASTHOF IN HOPFGARTEN?

Contiki’s free transfers (for Ski Only passengers) from Innsbruck Airport & Wörgl Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) mean getting to Hopfgarten is easy. Wörgl train station connects to major train stations in Munich, Salzburg & Innsbruck, so there are loads of options when booking your holiday flights.

Check out our pick up & drop off times below, so you can work out your flights & trains to get the best deals possible. Our pick up & drop offs take place on Saturdays only.

Taking advantage of these transfers is easy - simply let our reservations team know your flight details & be at the pick up point at the time listed - simple.


Transfer times:

Pick up:

From Innsbruck Airport:

- 5pm

 

From Wörgl Central Station:

- 8.15am

- 10.15am

- 12.15pm

- 2.45pm

 - 6.15pm

 

Drop off:

To Innsbruck Airport:

- 4pm

 

To Wörgl Central Station:

- 8.00am

- 10.00am

- 12.00pm

WHAT’S THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

All Contiki ski & board trips will stay at our very own Gasthof Schoneck, a traditional and exclusive Austrian guesthouse located in the pretty Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten. All prices are based on quad-share rooms which are fitted with showers and hand basins, or you can pay a little more for twin and single rooms. All rooms are same-sex sharing.

Gasthof Schoneck itself is fully fitted out with a dining room, lounge area, bar, laundry facilities, ski/board and boot storage, free WiFi, and even a sauna, so it’s a real home from home.

CAN I BOOK SKI/SNOWBOARD LESSONS THROUGH CONTIKI?

Absolutely. With us, you’ll get great deals on both group and private lessons, as our exclusive ski school operates from within our Gasthof. Registered under Austrian Ski School Association, ‘Ski Alpine Skischule’ offers expert instructors – all fully qualified. The ski school will usually provide one English-speaking instructor for a group of no more than 12 people. With perseverance, all beginners will make it up to the top of Hohe Salve by the end of their holiday (beginners are those who have never skied before - everyone else will be intermediate or advanced). Ski lessons can all be organised either before your trip, or through your Trip Manager at the start of your trip.

CAN I HIRE EQUIPMENT THROUGH CONTIKI?

Yes. Unless you’re a seasoned pro chances are you won’t have your own skis/board, boots, poles and helmet, so we can sort out your equipment hire for you upon first arriving into Hopfgarten. We book all equipment through Kurz Ski Rental, located in town at the base of the ski lifts, who will kit you out with everything you need, with the option to hire Standard or Superior equipment. Standard equipment is perfect for beginners and people learning to ski or snowboard. For those wanting the latest model ski or snowboard equipment, an upgrade (for a fee) is available to the Superior equipment package. This also gives access to Kurz' storage depot and boot dryer, which dries boots overnight so they're warm and ready to go the next day.

CAN I HIRE SKI GEAR/CLOTHING THROUGH CONTIKI?

You can indeed hire ski jackets and ski pants through us, and again these can be sorted at the start of your trip. If you are planning on hiring ski clothing, please ensure you pack the following, to ensure you are prepared for the winter weather:

- Snow socks

- Thermal top and bottoms

- Ski gloves

- Goggles

- Sunglasses

- Warm clothing

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