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Innsbruck Gets Lift For 2008

Dec 29, 2007
Innsbruck is one of the best known European ski resorts, with first class facilities for both experienced and novice skiiers alike.

And Innsbruck isn't resting on her laurels after a poor 2006/7 season due to a lack of snow in the resort - it's invested over 50 million Euros, with a contribution from the Austria government, and is providing a new cable car that will take skiiers direct to the skiing at over 7000 feet from the city for the first time.

In an effort to blend the new infrastructure in with the environment, the stations en route to the ski areas have been designed cleverly to look like natural ice formations.

With many European ski countries seeing a dip in visitor numbers last year for the first time in a decade, many have invested in both on and off mountain facilities to try and tempt past and new visitors to take a ski holiday in 2008.

In theory ski holiday numbers should be up for the 2007/8 season as snow has fallen heavily in many European and North American ski resorts, and low cost airlines are flying to more ski destinations than last year.

Several airlines recently announced a plan to encourage more trips to ski resorts by opening up additional routes for travel. These fly passengers directly to the airports that are closest to several of the major skiing destinations for many individuals and families on holiday. For example, the UK's top low cost airline flies passengers on holiday into Barcelona, which is the nearest airport to the Andorra skiing resort.

In addition to the flight taking passengers to ski at Andorra, there are several more flights connecting travelers to their favourite ski destinations. Flights from London, Glasgow, Bristol, Liverpool, Blackpool and Newscastle all connect UK skiiers individuals to their favourite ski resorts.

The reason airlines have chosen to increase the number of direct routes they provide to ski resorts for the 2007 winter holiday period is due to the fact business is booming. As of the end of October, the UK's leading no frills airline alone has had over 2.5 million bookings for individuals and families wanting their flying services to travel to skiing destinations in Europe during the winter. Increasing the number of direct routes of these low costs airlines allows even more individuals to book flights for their holiday plans.

Innsbruck is set to gain as much as any ski area as just started are low cost flights six days a week from London Gatwick Airport to Innsbruck. This weekly schedule will accommodate Britons who want inexpensive travel to a locale that lives and breathes skiing.

Innsbruck is located in the federal state of Tyrol. Located in the Inn Valley between high mountains, it is ideally suited to winter activities and skiing in particular. The name Innsbruck means "the bridge over the Inn". And with its new facility Innsbruck has the best of both the old and modern.
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Resort details for the Andorra skiing area of Arinsal with photographs of the first weekend's skiing is at YourAndorra.com

Included in the details are Barcelona airport and cheap Barcelona hotels and deals from Thomson ski holidays
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