Beaver Creek offering Austria trip
Beaver Creek is offering an eight-day hiking, culinary and cultural exchange trip to its sister resort in Lech, Austria, Sept. 17-26. The program, offered by the Beaver Creek Resort Company and Beaver Creek Hiking Center, is open to hikers off all ability levels.
“We’re extremely excited to share the charm of Lech and the spectacular Arlberg region of Austria with anyone who loves the outdoors and is seeking the ultimate European getaway ” breathtaking walks through dramatic peaks and valleys, paired with gourmet dining, wine tasting and luxurious lodging,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company.
The package includes eight nights of lodging in a four-star hotel, eight buffet-style breakfasts, five picnic lunches, five gourmet dinners, a wine reception, five days of guided hiking in the Alps, a day trip to Innsbruck and two free days for participants to explore the area at their leisure.
Ground transportation to and from the Zurich airport will also be provided. Participants receive a complimentary Mountain Smith day pack, Leki hiking poles, SmartWool socks and a custom Beaver Creek/Lech baseball cap and vest.
The trip is led and organized by Beaver Creek Hiking Center director Nate Goldberg. Before joining the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, Goldberg guided hikes for six summers in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France.
“I was fortunate to visit Lech earlier this year and hand-select our accommodations and restaurants, plus determine a schedule that highlights some of my favorite hikes in the region. I think participants will also find they have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Lech and Zurs area, ” Goldberg said.
The cost is $1,850 per person. Rate is based on double occupancy in a lodge room. This rate does not include airfare, alcoholic beverages, gratuities or personal spending.
Single participants must pay a supplemental fee of $300. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Group size is limited to 24, and reservations are first-come, first-served.
Reservations and a $250 per person non-refundable deposit must be made by Aug. 9. Full payment is due Aug. 16. No refunds will be issued.
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