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Seefeld im Tirol (Rosshütte) ☆☆

24th January 2009 permanent link

Times visited:twice
Last visited:January 2009
Rating:Decent, worth a visit

Seefeld / Rosshütte is a small but quite pleasant beginner’s resort in the Karwendel mountains near Innsbruck.

My first impressions were not at all favourable: full car parks, crowded slopes, long lift queues. This was, admittedly, in the Christmas-New Year holiday week with supposedly some of the best early season snow in years, so not entirely surprising.

Once up on the mountain, matters improved. Good snow on pleasant, sunny, west-facing slopes. High enough (1,200 to 2,000 metres) that I would expect snow conditions to be pretty reliable. A couple of pleasant blue runs that would be not entirely unchallenging for total beginners, but were ideal for my two not-quite-total-beginner skiers at the start of their second ever season. (Especially after the previous week’s not entirely encouraging outing to Söll.) Spectacular views of the Karwendel mountains from the top lift station, from which a short and straightforward “black” run leads back down to the blue slopes.

Seefeld is a big, busy resort town for such a small ski area. Apparently there are miles and miles of cross country ski trails in the surrounding country, which is a high snowy plateau between the Wetterstein and Karwendel Alps. I assume these are probably the main attraction.

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