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Travel Tips & important Information

Passport and Visa Info

Passengers are required to ensure that they have valid passports, the required visas and vaccinations in order to travel to their intended destination.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise passengers to take out insurance against cancellation, curtailment, illness, injury or loss of baggage. Please ensure that you have travel insurance with adequate medical cover.

Village hours

  • Retail Outlets: 09h00 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 17h00/18h00 – closed Sunday
  • Banks: 08h00 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 16h00 – closed on Saturday and Sunday
  • Post Office: 08h00 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 18h00 – closed on Saturday and Sunday
  • Supermarkets: 07h00/08h00 – 17h00/18h00 – closed Sunday, except in peak season open at certain times
    The above times may vary from outlet to outlet but please take note of the midday closing time.

Currency, Banks and Credit cards

The Euro is the currency of Austria & Italy.
Banks are generally open Monday to Friday and closed on weekends and public holidays. We recommend that you either arrive with Euro cash or exchange traveler’s cheques at the airport on your arrival in Europe. Euro cash may be withdrawn from banks or ATMs using credit cards or relevant bankcards with international access. PIN number is required.
NB!! : Please note that Snocomber does not accept credit card payments in the resorts. Payment by credit card in the resorts themselves is limited. Please make allowance for this in the form of traveler’s cheques or cash.

Cellular phones

Ensure that you have the international roaming facility in order to make and receive calls on your cellular phone. The necessary arrangements need to be made with your Service Provider prior to your arrival in the resort.


Laundromat facilities are available in the resort and some properties have coin-operated machines.

Ski Clothing

Please arrive with suitable waterproof ski clothing. The hire of clothing is not available in the resorts. Arrival on Saturdays may be too late to purchase clothing.

Evening Dress

Casual. Evening entertainment activities may require you to wear ski suits.
Please note that 14 - 21 February 2015 is known as Fasching “Carnival Time”. Bring a mask or dress-up outfit for carnival parties at this time of year.

Baby sitting

This can be arranged, subject to availability ,and all costs will be for your account. The rate is negotiated directly with the babysitter but it is approx. Euro10.00 per hour depending on the time of year and the hours required. The availability of baby sitters cannot be guaranteed.


Tipping is generally accepted for services provided by waiters, room maids and ski instructors.
In restaurants, individuals and families may be billed separately. The common practice is to “round up” the bill to include a tip. Ski Instructors: generally Euro 10.00 per person in the ski group, after a week’s lessons
Room maids: generally Euro 8.00 – 10.00 per week for the service of the room is appreciated.

Suggested items to pack for your ski holiday

Ski Jacket
Ski pants
Thermal top & pants
Skiing gloves
Warm gloves
Ski socks (calf to knee high, not ribbed)
Sunglasses and / or goggles
Beanie / ear warmers
T-shirts (short & long sleeved)
Sun block
Lip balm
Casual clothing for evenings: Jeans / warm jacket
Rubber-soled ankle-high boots (e.g. Caterpillar / Hi Tec or similar)
Bathing suits - most resorts have indoor pools
Hairdryer and alarm clock.
Soap as many pension / hotels supply small bars only.
Pensions/Hotels do supply towels; however, they are not bath sheets.
Electricity is 220 volts and 2 prong plugs are used on appliances.

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