ZELL-AM SEE-KAPRUN: NEXT YEAR’S SKI DESTINATION?

I love skiing holidays. I’ve been to France (Avoriaz & Les Arcs) several times. Italy twice (Canazei & Livigno) and Austria once (Wagrain), but unfortunately not yet outside of Europe.

So what was the best skiing location I have ever been to? Difficult one to answer, really. If you’re in good company and spirits are hight, then anywhere is great. But if slopes and the general feeling of the location had to be the points of reference, then I think I will have to say Wagrain, Austria. It had a kind of coziness and atmosphere that were just different than any other place.

I haven’t been to other Austrian skiing resorts, but many of my friends have – and they all say the same thing: Austria is nice! Lots of snow, great slopes and fantastic aprés-ski/night life.

It’s been 10 years since my last skiing holiday, but I hope to go next year. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Zell am See-Kaprun (Austria) so I think this will be the destination. The region consists of three mountains: Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel – perfectly suited for professional skiers/snowboarders and beginners alike.

Snowboarders, as well as free-skiers, love the Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn which have Austria’s biggest super-pipe: 160 metres long and 6 metres high! Personally, I’ll leave this part to the experts while kicking back in the snow with a JägerTee…

To me, half the joy of a skiing holiday, comes from what happens off the slopes and they say there are parties everywhere in Zell am See-Kaprun. Alpine huts, inns and ski huts transform into party hot spots every night and I’m definitely not gonna miss out on that. Alpine huts high up on the mountains offer a spectacular view of the lights in the valley so couples and families have lots of options for a romantic and/or quiet stay.

Take a look at the gallery below or visit the official Zell am See-Kaprun site here to learn more about the region.

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