Purchase your sledges at the Spar in Steinach for 1 euro 20cents.
Take your own cold remedies with you are there is not a chemist in Trins, thick socks and plasters which are like second skin, there will always be someone like me in need of bits and bobs, between us we had quite a selection.
Check out the cost of crampons back home, we were taken to the shop opposit the hotel which sells them for 13 Euros for just the toe sections, I paid 20 Euros for a full set and the cords frayed and broke after two days, they would not give me an exchange or refund and said they would speak to Bob the Cross country ski instructor as I was not happy with this; Bob went to see the owner but it could not be resolved, there is no address on the packaging but I will try and use google to find the supplier. At lease in the UK you should be able to get an exchange (it was icy walking whilst i was there).
To the vegitarians, the veggie dumplins were sent back by 3 of us as was the pasta on another evening which they have trouble cooking and call noodles - beware. The fish is surperbe, and they seem to eat their fried chicken pink (according to fellow traveller). I enjoyed nearly all the meal and you will not go hungrey, ensure you have lots to eat for breakfast and keep you fluids up. They also put on afternoon tea and cake which was most welcome, oh and the evening meal had about 3-4 courses this may have been because of the festive season, if you dont like icecream which was on most evenings an yummy you can request fruit.
There are no pit toilets (unlike Canada) on route so use every available toilet.
The hotel does not have hot running water in the afternoon so pop over to the sauna for a fantastic shower, be careful as not all of them have hot running water (on purpose) and guys please keep the towel between your legs as I had a nasty shock in the sauna, you know who you are!!! There is a great chill out room and hair dryer which did cut out most of the time, and plenty of drinking water.
We found our room 203 to be extremely hot and we could not adjust the radiator so opened the window of an evening, the beds are short but as im only 5ft 2in it was fine for me, you taller people may have problems, if the opening of the window does not help try sleeping at the other end of the bed as the radiator was next to our heads.
The bar is incredably smokey which can drift up into the rooms, but the beer was cheaper than the other place we visited in town which I think was Hock bar? ie dark beer 2.80E v 3.20E.
Make sure you get a receipt when you pay your bar tab as they tried to get me to pay mine twice, thank goodness for my witnesses.
The food in the monistry was superb, but take a fraze book with you as none of the menues on our walk have an English version, the soups are great.
We took advantage of Albert our leader on our day off and went cross country skiing, snow shoe walking and sledging, he was so good at taking the time to showing everyone how to ski that I now wish I had taken the plunge (bad exerience last time in Finnland). Hire of skii 7E, snow shoes 6E, sledges were free from Obernberg where we had previously been, make sure you are nice to them on your first trip and you never know you may be able to borrow their wooden sledges as well.
Go to Innsbrook on the day home, its an easy journey and cost about 6 Euros, the bus to the airport is on line F, bus stop C, when we went, dont get confused with bus stop F. Its like having a mini break during your holiday.
Have fun, take lots of photos and make snow angels.