Thursday, March 27, 2014

Summer Holidays in Zell am See

Summer holidays in Zell am See? Not just a ski resort but a very popular all year round destination especially during the hot summer months. Just 80kms from Salzburg, Zell am See is a medieval town sitting on the shores of Lake Zell and offers everything you could wish for on your lakes & mountains holiday.

If you like sports, a typical day could involve summer skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier high above Zell's close neighbour - Kaprun.

There are around 20km of pistes and a snow park with an average vertical of 743m . However, the on-piste terrain can easily double in size as it can snow virtually any day of the year at 3300m!

The ski lifts operate until 9th June then open again from the end of June to mid July and re-open again at the mid / end of September. For non-skiers, the Kitzsteinhorn is open all year round.

On the glacier plateau, there is an ice bar, restaurant, childrens play area and snow beach for sunbathing! From this altitude, the views of the town, lakes and surrounding peaks are spectacular and makes you feel on top of the world.

When the snow gets too slushy to ski, the afternoons can be spent sight seeing or sunbathing at the lido by the lake. There are plenty of water sports available - hiring a boat or even doing some wind surfing.

Zell am See really is a place of immaculate natural beauty with so many things to see and do. Some of our favourites include....

  • Visiting the 600 year old castle in Kaprun
  • Hiking up to the Mooserboden dam
  • Driving up the famous GroƟglockner High Alpine Road
For more ideas about lakes and mountains holidays and which are the best ski resorts for your summer holidays, please see Mychaletfinder

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