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Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 14
Direct round-trip airfare from JFK to Zurich
Ground transfer on a private coach to / from St. Anton
Seven nights double-occupancy accommodations at the 4-star design hotel Lux Alpinae
Daily breakfast buffet
Six gourmet dinners at our hotel
Six days of all-access lift tickets to
Ski Arlberg
Complimentary shuttle buses throughout the region
$799 initial deposit
$1000 due November 15th
$1100 due January 1st
If you're interested in a single occupancy, or upgrading to first class, contact us.
It used to be just another form of transportation. Sleds for your feet, if you will, to make it easier to get over
the mountains. No one dared to try
speed, however...

until the Austrians showed up.

St. Anton, Austria is the home of the Alrberg technique, developed in the early 1900's, which became the
foundation of today's alpine skiing. Lessons began in 1907, and by 1924, St. Anton became the home of the
world's biggest and best ski school. Before long, people from across the world were travling to St. Anton to
learn this new sport. Today, you're invited to come visit the birthplace of our sport, which stands as one of the
world's most expansive, varied and fun-loving ski resort areas.
There are a few great reasons to ski and ride the Alps. One, of
course, is
the size.

St. Anton actually has six different areas: St. Anton, St.
Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Oberlech and Zürs, but they're
collectively known as the
Arlberg. Our unlimited 6-day ski
passes are good for the entire area, which contain a combined
240 miles of skiiable terrain; far more than you could ever
hope to ski or ride in a week!

Great variety for all skill levels

Unlike some other resorts in the Alps, St. Anton has an
excellent variety of terrain; there's plenty of beginner and
intermediate trails, but enough challenging ungroomed, wide
open steeps to delight any expert. If you've never had the
chance to ski or snowboard the Alps, this is an excellent
introduction. There's really more than enough to keep
everyone happy here.

View the jaw-dropping trail map >
View an interactive trail map >

The snow in St. Anton

Thankfully, St. Anton enjoys one of the best snow records in
the Alps, and can regularly boast the deepest snow base in the
area. The weather comes from the west and heads over the
Arlberg Mountain range, so St. Anton sees heavier and more
reliable snowfall than many other resorts that sit at a similar
altitude. On average, March is its snowiest month, and because
many of its slopes are north-facing, they keep their snow long
into the season.
Relax in a modern design-hotel, the Lux Alpinae

Our home for the week is a modern 4-star design hotel, Lux
Alpinae, designed by the architect who made
headlines last
year with his innovate  "Ferris Wheel" gondola lift.

Oour comfy double-occupancy rooms have flat screen TV's,
free high-speed internet, and beautiful views of the slopes.
There's also a sauna, steam bath, and a fantastic bar /
lounge with live jazz twice a week.

In the evenings, in true Alpine fashion, we'll be enjoying
four-course relaxing dinners at our hotel, which are included
in the price of our trip.

Check out a sample menu:

• Salad and antipasti from the buffet
• Cream of parsnip with parsley-cream
• Entree choice 1: Venison ragout with red cabbage and
 Austrian dumplings and cranberries in a pear
• Entree choice 2: Steamed sea bass in a banana leaf
 with vegetables and potatoes
• Entree choice 3: Spaghetti on butternut pumpkin
• Dessert: Panna Cotta with berries

Convenient to the slopes

Our hotel is within a short walk of the Rendlbahn, the
gondola that serves an area that's especially popular with
snowboarders and advanced skiers. For access to the many
other lifts, our hotel offers a free shuttle bus that whisks
you to and from the center of town.

A good night's sleep

Aside from its tremendous terrain, St. Anton has another
big reuptation, for its
serious apres-ski scene. The bars and
clubs of St. Anton are going strong until the wee hours of
the morning, which makes it a bit of a challenge to get a
good night's sleep if you're staying in the middle of it all.
Our hotel is up the hill from the main square, at a
convenient distance to the slopes, but quiet in the evenings.
See our hotel's location on a map of St. Anton >
Flights and ground transfers

Round-trip coach direct airfare between JFK and Zurich on American Airlines, departing on Friday, March 6
 at 5:25 P.M., returning to JFK on Saturday, March 14 at 1:30 P.M.
Ground-transfers to / from St. Anton aboard our own private motorcoach (it's about 2 1/2 hours from Zurich
 to St. Anton)
Free hotel shuttles to / from the center of St. Anton
Complimentary use of Ski Arlberg shuttle buses throughout the Arlberg valley

Available options

"Land-only" package, for those who would prefer to book their own airfare
Optional upgrade to first class air
Optional single-occupancy upgrade
For additional information on these options,
contact us.
View a "sneak preview" >
Cancellation policy: Before August 31: full refund. Between September 1 and
September 30: $100 fee. Between October 1 and November 15: $500 fee. Between
November 15 and January 31: $900 fee. After February 1st: no refund. SKI BUMS
reserves the right to add a 10% late payment charge. SKI BUMS strongly urges the
purchase of
traveler's insurance to protect against unforeseen cancellations.

THE BUMS RUSH if you're a contestant in THE BUMS RUSH, you could win this
vacation. If you've paid a deposit for the trip and you win, your deposit will be
refunded to you.
There are a limited number of spaces available for
this trip.
 All those who join our trip to St. Anton must
become SKI BUMS
members for our 2009 season.
View a "sneak
preview" slide show >
View pics from our 2008
trip to Chamonix, France>
There are a limited number of spaces available for
this trip.
 All those who join our trip to St. Anton must
become SKI BUMS
members for our 2009 season.