Zell am See and Vienna, Austria

Zell am See and Vienna, Austria
January 31 - February 11, 2025

Registration link

Pricing:

  • $3,340 double occupancy, $4,270 single (if available)
  • Ground-only (no airfare): $2,230 double occ., $3,170 single (if available).
  • 7-night ground-only: $1,710 double occ., $2,270 single (if available). 7-night registrations will be opened 30 days after the full package.
  • All single occupancy registration will be by request only. The first round of single room requests will be done in bulk 3 weeks after registration opens. These rooms will need to be confirmed after a deposit check has been received.
  • All prices are based on late May 2024 exchange rates, and assume a full registration for ground transfers. Final prices are subject to change due to the exchange rate, and may increase to cover ground transfers if the trip does not fill.
  • Federal, state, and local governments, as well as airlines, may impose additional airport, passenger facility charges, fuel surcharges or other taxes at any time as well as lodging taxes, surcharges, and fees. All current taxes and fees are included, as of late May 2024. Any new taxes, fuel surcharges, and fees will be added to the final balance.
For 2025, we'll visit the charming lakefront town of Zell am See in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The interconnected Ski Alpin region totals 121 ski lifts and 408 kilometers of slopes on a single ticket. We'll be staying in the heart of downtown Zell am See at the 4-star Hotel Neue Post. The hotel is undergoing a renovation that is expected to be complete mid-June 2024. Two lifts, the lakefront, a bus station, and the train station are all a few blocks away.
Access to the train station opens up day trips including Kitzbuhel (46-57 minutes by train) and Salzburg (1:36 by train). For those looking to get a dose of of racing, our trip will partially overlap with the 2025 FIS World Championships in Saalbach, part of the same interconnected area. If you purchase tickets in advance, you will be able to attend both the men's and women's Super-G races.
The skiable region around Saalbach is known as the Ski Circus for its numerous skiable circuits. The Freeride World Tour hosts a stop near the Fieberbrunn base village.
After a week of skiing, we'll take a private bus transfer to Vienna, the capital of Austria. We'll stay in the city center at Austria Trend's 4-star Hotel Europe Wien.

Inclusions:

Zell am See - Feb 1 - 8, 2025 

  • Air Boston to Munich, and Return Munich to Boston via Lufthansa
  • 7 night lodging at the 4-Star Alpen Neue Post
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Transfer from Munich to Zell am See
  • Dining and housekeeping gratuities

Vienna - Feb 8 - 11, 2025

  • 3 night lodging the 4-star Hotel Europa Wien
  • Transfers from Zell am See to Vienna
  • Transfers to the Vienna airport
  • Breakfast daily
  • Housekeeping gratuities

Lift tickets / Season pass:

  • Lift tickets are NOT included.
  • The entire surrounding region is included on the Alpin Card.
  • Prices for next winter have not yet been announced. For the previous season, it was 72 EUR for a day and 350 EUR for a 5 of 7 day ticket.
  • For Ikon pass holders, you can use your pass at Kitzbuhel, less than an hour away by train.

Payments:

  • Your full first payment is required to reserve your spot.
  • Three payments of $1,113 (double occ.)
  • Payment due dates: with registration, September 15, and November 15
  • Send checks to ACE Ski and Board Club, c/o Dana Blanchard, P.O. Box 213, Townsend, MA 01469-0213

Cancellation Policy and Fees:

  • A $350 name change fee will apply to correct errors in your registration form after tickets have been issued.
  • Cancellation fee schedule:
    • Until 10/15/24: $350
    • 10/16/24 - 11/15/24: 50%
    • 11/16/24 onwards no refunds
  • In the event of voluntary trip cancellation as a group, all payments will be refunded.

Insurance:

Flights:

Air Schedule 

Date Carrier Flight # Orig. City Dest. City Dep. Time Arr. Time
01/31/ 25 Lufthansa 425 Boston Munich   8:20pm 9:50am+1
02/11/25 Lufthansa 2327 Vienna Munich 12:55pm 1:55pm
02/11/25 Lufthansa 424 Munich Boston   3:50pm 6:35pm

Membership requirements

Club membership (ACE or EICSL) is required by the time of the trip. Memberships can be purchased online for $30.

Questions? Contact Bryan Woods at bryan.k.woods@gmail.com, 978-726-3462.