Where is the Hotel?
B&B - Hotel Larcherhof. The Hotel Larcherhof lies in Hollenzen (just outside the entrance to Mayrhofen, Zillertal). Hollenzen 88 - 6290 Mayrhofen, Austria Tel: +43 5285 62788.
What's available for Breakfast?
The hotel serves a small selection of cereals, coffee and fruit teas. In additon there are white bread rolls and sliced brown bread with a selection of cheeses and meats. The occasional boiled egg is also available if the chickens are laying. If you'd like special milks, english teas and cereals, please bring them with you or buy at a local supermarket.
When does the course start and finish?
We meet on Saturday night at 8.30pm. The riding starts on Sunday morning. We finish riding on Friday afternoon. Hotel check in is after 4pm on the Saturday and checkout is 10am the following Saturday.
How to I get any media from the week?
Please bring a memory stick or hard disk with a decent amount of capacity to download all footage collected over the week.
What is the length of a typical day?
We typically leave for the resort between 8.15am - 8.30am. The riding day does vary depending on the level of fitness and conditions. Usually the day is complete between 3.00pm and 4.o0pm.
Are there any vegan or gluten free food options?
The range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options is limited within the resort. Typical meals are meat and potatoe based. Some restaurents do provide some products, but please brush up on your basic German to allow some discussion of allergies or food preferences. Some menus do offer GF options, but not all.
Where can I buy extra food and snacks?
There are numerous small supermarkets in the main town. The hotel is around 30 minutes walk from the nearest one, or a short free bus or taxi ride. We also arrange certain stop overs during the week if we're driving to resorts, or you can exit into town via the Penkenbahn lift if we're riding in Mayrhofen.
What are the room arrangements?
If the hotel isn't busy, then we do get our own rooms, but if its a busy then be prepared to share a room with another camper. Please bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper and do not want to be disturbed by your room mate.
What are dinner arrangements?
We explore a number of great local restaurents. Our dinner reservations are usually 6.00pm or 6.30pm, so please be back at the hotel and ready to leave for dinner at that time. I will let you know at the end of each day what time we should meet in the hotel bar. I usually drive to the local resturants.
Apres is an option, but with the amount of riding and physical exersion then I highly recommend a balanced approach to the level of Apres consumed. With Wednesday being a personal riding day, guys do head out for a few beers on Tuesday night. Do remember to take your room key if you intend to be out after 10pm as the hotel will be locked at that time.
What resorts do we go to?
We explore a lot of local resorts which are included within your lift pass as we chase the best snow conditons.
Should I hire a car?
If it works out price wise, then I highly recommend you hire one. It will provide more options for chasing better snow in quieter resorts.
Am I at the right level?
The camps are more focused towards off piste riding. I recommend that riders have at least 4 weeks of riding on snow and have at least some experience of snowboarding off piste. For safety reasons if you cannot meet a minimum safe riding level then you will be unable to complete the course.
Do you cater for kids?
Sadly our European winter camps are not for under 18's.
Should I bring avalanche equipment?
Yes. Avalanche equipment is complusory for our winter camps. You should also bring a suitable backpack (25L minimum) that can carry that equipment, plus your snowboard for suitable hikes.
How easy are transfers?
Very easy. Check out my travel guide for more information.
What insurance do I need?
You require insurance that will cover off piste and freestyle outside of piste boundaries.
Where is the accommodation?
Lapland resorts - 981 94 Riksgränsen, Sweden - Tel +46 (0) 980 641 00
What is the best travel plan?
Check out my travel guide. It will tell you everything you need.
What insurance do I need?
Check if it covers Skidoo (2 days) and heli (1 day), plus off piste with a guide.
How to turn on the stove in the apartment?
There is a timer by the fuse box to turn on the stove.
Is there Wifi at the hotel?
Yes, there is free wifi in all rooms.
What equipment should I bring?
It's worth bringing a splitboard or snowshoes if you have them, plus avalanche kit is complusary. These items can be hired from the store on site if required.
What Money do I need to bring?
You don't need any cash at all.
What food is available?
A small supermarket is nearby with a large selection of food. There is a bar food available from the hotel and a local resturant thats open from Thursday - Sunday.
What power sockets are used?
A standard European adapter will work in all sockets.
What clothing should I bring?
Average temperatures can reach -10 to -20. Bring appropriate technical clothing to allow for mixed conditions. You could have some spring shred and then cool artic winds that will bring some very chilly tempartures. This clothing should allow for suitable layering when hiking or splitboarding.