Mar
12
12:00 AM00:00

Day 7 - Engadin to Zurich

 

7:30 AM - Breakfast begins at Hotel Donatz
Eat breakfast at your leisure. As none of the guests have flights departing today, we will have a leisurely departure from Hotel Donatz.

10:00 AM - Check out of Hotel Donatz
A bus will load our luggage. Meanwhile, we board the Glacier Express train from Samedan to Chur along one of the world's most scenic routes.
When we arrive in Chur, our bus will be there to meet us and take us the rest of the journey to Zurich.

1:00 PM - Arrive in Zurich
We will arrive shortly after 1:00 PM in Zurich. The bus will make stops at our recommended hotel, Hotel Opera, and at the train station. Our trip together ends here. Check the Zurick City Information sheet for recommendations during your time there. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Switzerland and safe travels home!

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Mar
11
12:00 AM00:00

Day 6 - Engadin Ski Marathon

 

Sunday, March 11

5:30 AM - Breakfast at Hotel Donatz
Our hotel opens its breakfast early today in preparation for the marathon.

6:30 AM - Depart by train to St Moritz and pre-event shuttle to Maloja

8:30 - 9:23 AM - Races start in Maloja
The majority of the citizen waves start at 8:45 AM in Maloja. Ski the 42km marathon, finishing in S-chanf, or the 21km half-marathon, finishing in Pontresina. If you ski the half-marathon, you can take the train to S-chanf to celebrate the event with the rest of our group.

Races finish in S-chanf
Kick back and enjoy a beer after the event

7:00 PM - Farewell dinner at Hotel Donatz
Raise a glass to our week in Austria and Switzerland

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Mar
10
12:00 AM00:00

Day 5 - Ski from St Moritz to Samedan

 

7:30 AM - Breakfast at Hotel Donatz
Breakfast is available from 7:30 AM at Hotel Donatz

10:00 AM - Explore St Moritz
We will have a later start this morning, in preparation for tomorrow's marathon, and take the train to St Moritz. Explore the self proclaimed "Top of the World" and enjoy the pre-race atmosphere. Ski one of the most scenic sections of tomorrow's race course and preview the infamous "mattress downhill." Along the way, stop at one of several trailside huts for lunch.
2:00 PM - You may choose to visit the Worldloppet passport holder reception at the Corviglia Tennis Center in St Moritz Bad. This may mean skiing from the hotel in the morning and finishing in St Moritz, before taking the train back to Samedan.

In the afternoon, relax at the hotel or in the spa across the street while we take care of ski prep for tomorrow's marathon.

7:00 PM - Dinner at Hotel Donatz
Enjoy a pre-race dinner at our hotel this evening

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Mar
9
12:00 AM00:00

Day 4 - Travel to the Engadin Valley in Switzerland

 

7:30 AM - Breakfast and Hotel St Peter
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.

9:00 AM - Checkout and departure
We say so long to the St Peter, Seefeld and Austria this morning, as we travel by coach bus into Switzerland.

12:00 Noon - Arrive in the Engadin Valley
Our bus will bring us to the Muottas Muragl funicular for a trip to the top of the mountian overlooking the Engadin valley. On a clear day, there is perhaps no better place to orient yourself with the region.
The restaurant atop the mountain offers several options for lunch.
After lunch, you may want to kick back in the sun chairs or explore their igloo before sledding back to the valley. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Endadin, the Muottas Muragl prepared a scenic 3km ski trail on top of the mountain, which you may choose to ski as well. Afterwards, we will sled back to the valley on Rodels--traditional alpine sleds.
Our hotel is a short 5 km ski from the Muottas Muragl station along the Engadin ski trail. You may choose to get in a few more kilometers today or simply ski to our hotel.

5:00 PM - Dinner at Hotel Donatz
Our hotel is preparing an early dinner for us before we take the train to St Moritz stroll through town and watch the night sprints. If you prefer a more relaxed dinner time, you can also stay at the hotel and enjoy a later dinner.

7:00 PM - Night Sprints in St Moritz
As part of the race week festivities, the Engadin offers Night Sprints for elite skiers. The festive atmosphere under the lights makes for an entertaining evening. Return to our hotel by train after the races, a short 10 minute ride from St Moritz.
 

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Mar
8
12:00 AM00:00

Day 3 - Skiing and Eisstockschiessen in Seefeld

7:30 AM - Breakfast at Hotel St Peter opens
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure

9:30 AM - Head out Skiing
Today, we head to the nearby Leutasch Valley by bus. The Leutasch features easy, flat trails meandering through the wide valley. Another option is to ski from Leutasch to Seefeld, approximately 20 km over rolling terrain.
You may choose to stop along the way for lunch at one of several trailside huts in Leutasch or en route back to Seefeld.
Another option for today is to alpine ski at the Rosshütte ski area, within walking distance of our hotel in Seefeld.

4:00 PM - Eisstockschiessen
Austria's winter sport of champions, Eisstockschiessen is similar to curling and played outdoors with a warm Glühwein (mulled wine). Depending on ice conditions and weather, we may go Eisstockschiessen at 10:00 AM and ski in the afternoon.

7:00 PM - Dinner at Hotel St Peter
Enjoy our last dinner at the Hotel St Peter.

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Mar
7
12:00 AM00:00

Day 2 - Skiing in Seefeld

 

7:30 AM - Breakfast at Hotel St Peter opens
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.

9:30 AM - Head out skiing
Walk from the door of our hotel across the street and onto the 200+ km trail network in Seefeld. Check out the stadium and trails that will be used for the 2019 World Championships next winter.
Our ski today takes us around the Brunchkopf mountain on a loop of around 20 km. Around lunch time, we arrive at the Wildmoos Alm--affectionately known as the Wild Moose. A little rough around the edges, this Alm is filled with enough sports paraphalalia and animal mounts to compete with most bars in northern Wisconsin. The schnapps fountain and apple strudel tray are something unique to the Wild Moose--perfect for refueling mid-ski.

Relax in Seefeld
Return to Seefeld in time to kick back and relax. Perhaps a nap is in order to recover from jet lag or the Vasaloppet.

7:00 PM - Dinner

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Mar
6
12:00 AM00:00

Day 1 - Munich to Seefeld

 

Welcome to Munich!

1:30 PM - Bus pick-up at Munich Airport
For guests arriving at the airport on Tuesday, March 6, our coach bus will meet you at the arrival terminal 1D before picking up the rest of the group in Munich.

2:15 PM - Bus pick-up at Hotel Stadt Rosenheim in Munich
For guests spending time in Munich before our trip, our coach bus will arrive at the Hotel Stadt Rosenheim (Orleansplatz 6a), across from the Ostbahnhof (East Train Station) to pick you up around 2:15 PM.
Please plan to eat lunch before we depart. Our bus will be able to make restrooms stops along the way.

5:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel St Peter in Seefeld
We will settle in at our accommodation in Seefeld for the next three nights.

6:00 PM - Welcome reception & dinner at Hotel St Peter
We will have a brief welcome reception followed by dinner at our hotel.

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