2016 Solden Austria Trip
March 11th - 20th
AUSTRIA 2016 SKI TRIP ~ ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
Fifty intrepid adventurers set off from Newark on March 11 for an amazing ski trip of a lifetime! After 8 hours in the air, we landed in Zurich, Switzerland, loaded the bus, and drove another four hours through the Alps to Solden, Austria. Our Hotel Tyrol was a great destination – right in the center of the village and just two (free) bus stops from either gondola. Breakfast and dinner were included each day, and they had a wonderful chef! We booked four mountain guides for the first day out skiing, breaking into small groups of about 6-8. This was an excellent way to explore the mountains safely and get our bearings. In addition to some fabulous skiing on glaciers and incredible alpine views, some side trips included Innsbruck, Salzburg, and the Aqua Dome thermal spa. On Saturday, March 19, we loaded up again and made our way to Lake Lucerne, Switzerland with a brief stop in Liechtenstein en route. We enjoyed 22 hours in beautiful Luzern, exploring the Allstadt (old town), the wooden Chapel Bridge, and the Dying Lion monument. Our nine hour flight home was uneventful, and the bus from Newark pulled in to Emerson Park in Auburn at 3:30 am Monday morning. Even with a couple of injuries, it was a great trip! Special thanks to Bob Sloan for being our fearless leader! We’re headed to Big Sky, Montana next year, and possibly another Europe trip in 2018.