When you’re planning a skiing or snow boarding trip, it’s important to choose the right time of year to pack up and head to the mountains. You want to have plenty of snow, you’d like good value for money and you want it to be busy – yet at the same time not too busy.
When do the resorts open?
Most mountains open mid-December and close at the beginning of April. On the plus side of going at the end of the winter season, the days will be longer and the closer you are to Easter, the more likely it is for the sun to be shining. These longer daylight hours mean longer lift opening hours, and ultimately more time to enjoy après-ski activities.
When is it cheapest to go?
Prices go up at peak times such as Christmas and New Year, and during the school holidays of Christmas, Easter, and particularly February Half Term, so if you can try and avoid these times, it will be a lot cheaper! January is quiet and more peaceful, as people find they need to save money after an expensive Christmas! It tends to hold the best deals, so this post-Christmas season is a good time to go. Further into March it gets quiet again and also the prices do go down. There are some great family offers from Mid-March on that you should have look at!
Following an ancient custom, you can “lock your love” to that person important in your life. After the padlock is locked, the key is thrown to the river to symbolize the unbreakable love. A unique way of letting your loved ones understand just how special they really are.
So if you happen to be in Salzburg, look out for the Makartsteg pedestrian bridge, read the love-notes and look at the old city of Salzburg standing majestically at a distance…
No visit to Salzburg would be complete without a visit to the ‘old town’. Narrow cobbles streets, good restaurants and romantic gardens. The world famous baroque architecture is beautiful and you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Salzburg’s most visible icon is this mighty 900-year-old cliff-top fortress, a powerful castle sitting in a prominent position, undoubted Salzburg′s prime attraction and most dominant feature of the city′s skyline. Easy to spend half a day roaming the ramparts for far-reaching views over the city’s spires, the Salzach River and the mountains.
Salzburg′s famous lane: one expensive boutique next to another. Old buildings, excellent restaurants & cafes and great shopping.
Mirabell Palace & Gardens
Mirabell Palace is a historical building in the centre of Salzburg and with its gardens a listed cultural heritage monument. A perfect place to stroll and relax after a long day of sightseeing with benches to sit and enjoy the view of the fortress.
Salzburg – a beautiful town with an interesting historical background and charming shopping streets. Definitely worth a stop during your next holiday in Austria!