This was our second holiday of the ski season and wanted a bargain. We tracked the snow reports and plumped for Austria as it had snowed recently. Booked with LastMinute.com 6 days before and was allocated a mystery resort Gauranteed 3* HB via Innsbruck Airport so we knew it would be good conditions.
Holiday was with Inghams and we were allocated Mayrhofen as the resort & we couldn't have picked a better spot for some late season boarding & skiing. The pistes were excellent as the Austrians maintain them daily with snow cannons and piste bashers ( much better organised than the french resorts!), The Hintertux glacier at 3250 was superb having had a snowfall the night before this was real snow with excellent wide pistes.
Our accomodation was great a family run Landhaus where the Austrian family could not be more accommodating with 4 course evening meals at the Gashof Brucke Hotel round the corner where the standard of food was excellent.
If you want traditional tyrol style villages with good Apres Ski Mayrhofen is a great resort. It is not ski in ski out as per most of Austria as it is not a concrete purpose built resort. But the ski buses are every 5 mins and it was only a 5 min walk to the Penken lift from our accomodation. Another real plus point going later is no queues for lift and half empty pistes.
We have done France about 6 times ski ing, and Italy twice but will definitely revisit Austria as the people are lovely and it's a great country. On 2nd April it was as hot in the town as mainland Spain people were sunbathing round the pool!
Inghams are a very good specialist ski company and have been established many years I can recommend them and the biggest plus is when we checked the brochure price we had paid 70% less!