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First time skiers

Hi, we're a family of 4 going skiing to rennweg, Austria for the first time, in march. Staying at the falkensteiner cristallo hotel, anyone skied there before or stayed in the hotel? Any tips or info would be much appreciated thanks. :)

Edited: 7:30 am, January 29, 2013
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1. Re: First time skiers

So not to confuse you your Hotel is actually at Katschberghöhe. This is 6km from the main village of Rennweg.

www.falkensteiner.com/en/hotel/cristallo

Katschberghöhe is a lot better place to be skiwise than Rennweg itself - especially if you are first time skiers.

Your Hotel has a skischool/skihire in the building. The baby (beginners) drag lift No. 1 isnt far away (50m maybe)

katschberg.at/en/…pisten-lifte.htm

GENERAL INFO ON ADDRESSES IN AUSTRIA

Your Hotels own address on its website actually states "9863 Katschberghöhe". Some Hotels in the same small area have "9863 Katschberg" and some "9863 Rennweg am Katschberg".

Googlemaps will also call the area "Rennweg am Katschberg"

Across the main road 500m away there are addresses that are then St Michael in Lungau - which is 6km away (just so happens that Katschberg sits on the Salzburg/Kärnten state border)

In Austria small one horse towns/isolated property do not have their own "postal" address and therefore have to take the name from the nearest town. "Rennweg" and "St Michael im Lungau" are the 2 main postal towns.Hence some properties within a few hundered metres of eachother having different towns. The ones with "Katschberghöhe" or "Katschberg" have actually tried to be a bit more accurate.

Just remember for next time as you can find yourself literally miles from where you thought you were going. I've known properties 6km away from their postal town ,4km of which was up a mountain road.

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