We can keep telling you what an amazing time you will have here. Or you read what our guest Tom can tell you about his week at the Clubdorf:
SAT: Arrival and welcome drink
Having arrived at the Hotel we got a welcome drink while the very friendly receptionist sorted out all the paper work to save us the hassle. From her we also got all the info we needed to start into the holiday. The atmosphere at the hotel was very warm and laid back.
I went to my room which was clean and cosy before enjoying the 4-course dinner (tasty!). At the Kaminlounge with free WIFI I posted some photos of the area to make my friends jealous and then joined the rest of the group at the Pavillion and Almkeller. The party had begun!
SUN: Welcome Party
A good breakfast is the best hangover cure. The toughest of us got on the bus at 8.30am but I preferred the one at 9.15am to get to Ischgl. Warm ski boots cheered me up and there was plenty of time to lie in as the bus stop is right outside the hotel.
We passed the cable car stations of See and Kappl and got to Ischgl in about 20 minutes. While the others were still trying to park their cars, I was already on the way up to 2,300 metres. Pretty impressive: 238 kilometres of pistes, 515 hectars of piste surface area, 88,900 people – the total conveyance capacity per hour, over a thousand snow machines and the longest piste of about 11 km. Ischgl lives up to its promise and I loved every minute of my first day.
Aprés ski down in the village was unbelievable. I gave everything at Kuhstall and Hexenküche and then I was glad I didn't have to stagger too far as the busses back to the hotel picked us up right from the center at 4.30pm or 5.30pm. By 5 o'clock I found myself at the welcome party in the Pavillion outside Hotel Tirolerhof. People were easy going and the soup for tea was exactly what I needed to keep me going until dinner was served.
MON: Après Ski in Ischgl
Again I got the later bus – after all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
After another fantastic day on the pistes we dived into the Après ski crowd. Suddenly I understood the meaning of Party-Metropole. We were partying so hard we missed the last free bus at 7pm so the eight of us got the big Hotel-cab for 33 Euros around 9 o'clock.
They are clearly used to Aprés ski people like us. Having dinner this late (including seconds!) was no problem at all and
while the others carried on at the Hotel disco I fell into my bad and didn't move until the next day.
TUE: Toboggan night and night skiing
In the morning post I read that in the evening there would be a show up the mountain in See. Yay!
We decided to take it easy and ski in See, so we got on the bus at 8.30am to hop off only 5 minutes later. See is smaller than Ischgl but a nice change: 33 kilometres of pistes and very quiet. We got back to the hotel around 4.30am, had soup and cake and went to the sauna.
After the 4-course-dinner (today's choice was steak or fish) we walked into the village and took the cable car up to the top. There was a DJ at the mountain restaurant so we basically had no choice but to have a few drinks and dance on the tables. Before and after the Fire on Ice show some of us went night skiing. Very tempting as the piste was perfectly prepared! Just before midnight we got on our toboggans and raced down the 6 kilometres long, lit run that ends almost right outside the hotel. There we had a big mug of mulled wine on the house.
WED: A night out in Ischgl
I slept in, as I'm on holiday after all. Even lazy people don't have to starve here, so I had a late breakfast and then got the bus at 11.30am to See.
In the afternoon we had tea and a shower at the hotel. The warm-up at the Hotel bar was good fun and by the time the Après Ski & Nightlife bus dropped us in Ischgl, we were ready to party all night. Pacha, Coyote Ugly and Trofana are worth a visit! At 1.30am the bus took as back to the hotel. A great night out!
THU: Après Ski in Ischgl and party at the Almkeller
I might have become addicted to Ischgl, so after breakfast we got on the bus and made the most of snow and sunshine. Breakfast at the Clubdorf is huge, so we only had light snacks in the day. Saves money too.
Due to a tiny lack of sleep we stopped skiing early to attend to our new favourite past-time: Après skiing.
By 7.30pm we were back at the hotel and had dinner right away. Time for the Oldies Night at the Almkeller – back to the Sixties!
FRI: Après Ski and goodbye party
It's so quiet around the hotel, I slept like a log. Breakfast seemed to get better every day too, probably because of all the fresh air, exercise and dancing.
We hadn't seen Kappl so far, so we spent the day there: 40 kilometres of pistes and sunshine all year. Not bad!
After some snacks at the hotel we were ready for our last party night. Ernst, the manager, joined us at the Pavillion and was very generous with his Schnapspistole. The actual goodbye party started after dinner at the Almkeller, were we got a free See you in See-Cocktail and tried to come up with excuses not to go home.
I was sad to leave the next day because we had such a fantastic time meeting new people, skiing and partying. The hotel contributed to this with its friendly staff and amazing food – great value for money!