Zell am See & Kaprun Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Zell am See & Kaprun
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  Resort Information
Season Sept-June
Nearest Airport Salzburg
Ski Area 135km or 520km on the All Star ski pass
Ski Lifts 57
Ski Runs 53
Longest Run 5km
Resort Height 770m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3.5 / 5
Intermediates 5 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Zell Am See is a popular,very pretty, year round typically Austrian lakeside town, nestled between a large lake and a mountain, and where the slopes are part of the Europa-Sport Region, which offers a range of pistes to suit all abilities including a glacier at Kaprun.Beginners will benefit from the excellent ski schools, whilst intermediates and experts will enjoy the long cruisers on the Kitzeinhorn Glacier and now over to Saalbach which is lift linked to Zell am See dfrom 2017/18.

Within the town you can ice-skate on the lake and enjoy some excellent and very lively après ski in one of the many bars or restaurants.The setting is one of Zell am See's biggest selling points, with lovely views of the lake from the medieval town and the slopes above.Some of the cafes are to die for too with one in particular serving a fabulous apple strudel and coffee for just 5 Euros.

Zell am See is an ideal choice for families,beginners and even non skiers.Next to it is Kaprun, just 5km away,linked by free shuttle bus and on the same ski pass. The pretty and traditional village of Kaprun also makes up part of the Europa Sport region, with over 130km of pistes. (With Saalbach now lift linked this is extended to over 350km).Like its neighbour Zell am See, Kaprun is a year-round resort, with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ensuring snow some 300 days a year.The panoramic views from the observation deck at the top of the cable car station are stunning and not to be missed during your skiing holiday.Its possible to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon from around mid April onwards.The glacier may close in July and August.

Kaprun, offers itself around 60km of pistes on the glacier with the smaller ski area of Maiskogel offering 20km slopes, best suited to beginners and intermediates.Although the resort centre is smaller than its neighbour, Zell am See, it too offers a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops and some surprisingly good nightlife for a village its size.

Ski resort facilities include a bowling alley, sports centre, fabulous public spa (Tauern Spa) plus lots of other activities on offer, ideal for family ski holidays and on any budget with B & B pensions,apartments, catered chalets, private homes and hotels on offer.Kaprun is great all year round and snow sure, but for more varied skiing, it is also worth exploring some of the other nearby terrain, such as Saalbach and Hinterglemm some 16km away or Kitzbuhel, some 30km away, all now linked by shuttle on the same ski pass, offering over 500km of pistes.Kaprun is a great place for short breaks of 3 or 4 nights too.

Also if anyone needs ski school we have no hesitation in recommending Hartwegers below.Very,Very good.





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