How to prepare for a ski trip (II)
There are many things to consider when planning a ski trip as a road trip. If you intend to stop on the road, I suggest that you choose your place in the first place and find out what you can do, what you can visit, what tourist attractions are in the area, even if you stop for one night. I like the small Austrian villages where you can stay on a farm and where you can spend a nice evening with traditional food. Most of all I like breakfast because every time I have had exceptional food and a warm welcome.
Do not forget to keep in mind the following when you are on the last few steps with the preparations:
1. car check up – the car must have the regular up-to-date inspections, a valid road tax payment receipt, and, of course, it must be equipped with seasonal tires. I assure you that the fine, both in Austria and Germany, is quite high and applies to every single tire.
2. Road tax and Insurance – If you do not have the regular road tax payed, you can do it easily in any gas station just before you leave. Here you can also pay the one for Hungary. The road tax for Hungary is 12.96 euros for a small car, and if you are more comfortable you can also purchase it online. The tax road for Austria can be purchased at the border with Austria from Hungary on the E60 in Nickelsdorf, from the Shell petrol station . We always stop here for a coffee break. The price of a 10 is 9.00 Euro. Because we will travel to the resort area, a surcharge will apply if you leave the Brenner motorway from Insbruck to Stubai of 3 Euros. The toll is applicable both at the entrance to the Stubai valley and at the exit.
Medical insurance: DO NOT FORGET ABOUT IT!
It is very important to have a supplementary insurance with an insurer. We have chosen Alianz Ţiriac every time and opted for the average package. The cost of an insurance is 160 lei for two people, according to the simulation made on the official website and includes the risks for practicing extreme sports. It is very important that you do not forget to tick this when you make your insurance.
Perhaps it seems a little strange, but when I’m preparing for a ski trip, whether it’s in our country or abroad, I’m preparing a checklist. It is important that we do not leave without the things we need, such as winter equipment, helmets and of course any other stuff that we need.
As an example I can say that for this route, the costs of fuel with road taxes included are somewhere at 250 € (for the personal car). The accommodation I found in Neustift is very nice, I promise to take pictures and show you around and costs 320 €. It is a 65 sqm apartment with a fully equipped living room and kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and shower, and a bedroom that is very rustic.
3. Budget Planning – Well this topic will be strictly indicative and refers to the fixed costs of this ski trip. You need to keep in mind that you need accommodation, transport, money for spending (ski pass, road tax, etc.), but also money for your daily expenses. Here is also the rental part of the winter equipment, if you do not have one. However, I suggest you either purchase an equipment in advance or even borrow one because the rental prices in Austria are quite high. For ski passes at the Stubai Glacier, you can choose either for one day, if you want to visit other resorts in the area or you can opt for a ski pass depending on how long you stay. What I can tell you is that a ski pass per day from 8:00 o`clock is 48,00 € and 38 € starting at 13:00 for adults. There is the option to purchase a ski pass for 4 days for example, and the price is 175 €. In addition, you can also buy your ski pass for 2 and a half days or 3 and a half days, and the prices are quite appealing. If you want to rent your equipment, you can also do it online on the official website, and you’ll even get a 5% discount. Of course I can not tell you how much you spend, it’s up to you. But I can tell you that if you plan to have a mulled wine or a beer at the apres ski, the prices are between 4 and 7 € for a mulled wine or a good and cold beer. However, we recall that it is very important to be responsible on the slopes and not to exaggerate in any way the consumption of alcohol. I suggest you choose accommodation that is close to bus stops. It would be a pity not to enjoy a cup of mulled wine because the car is in the parking. Ski bus transport is free of charge in Austria.
I am absolutely sure that when I wrote this material I was definitely missing something. I’ll probably remember before I leave, and I’ll come back with another article or post on Instagram, because the whole adventure will be documented. Now I still have to check the luggage slowly.
See you in Austria!
Partners in crime for this roadtrip: gnex.ro
text: Yleana Bocu