Photogallery: Austria, Kaprun - Skiing on Kitzsteinhorn Glacier
Austria, Kaprun - Skiing on Kitzsteinhorn Glacier
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Lets go with as, at least for a while, to Zell am See-Kaprun, on Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Those who love winter sports do not need an introduction of this area. Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most attractive ski regions in Austria. Three parts of (Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe a Maiskogel) have countless of ski slopes of any difficulty. They offer great entertainment to all skiers and snowboarders. The top station of the ski tow offers a great view on its "Top of Salzburg" platform. The platform is located in 3029 maters making it the highest place in Salzburk. You can get there without being a skillful mountainer all year round..
Text and photo: O. Maňáková
It is winter again. The season condemned by many not only for below the zero temperatures or snow, but because of shorter days which makes some people depressed. However, as for me like many other winter sports fans, I am not afraid of below the zero temperatures.
Austrian town Kaprun located at the foothills of the Hohe Tauern, a very popular tourist destination. It is famous for its ski resort. It is located on snowy slopes of Kitzsteinhorn. There are other very interesting locations around Kaprun such as alpine dams Wasserfallboden and Mooserboden.
Me and my friend decided to make a trip. The planning was great. I had look around in many handbooks, searched for inspiration on travel agencies’ websites and so on. Eventually, we agreed upon seeing a beautiful place near Salzburg. The village of Abtenau which would serve as the base for our trips around.
We chose to travel along paid Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse road, a mountain freeway that is 48 kilometers long. But due to various turns and stops it would be quite long…
The winter is here but there is not much snow in our country. If you are not satisfied with our pistes covered with artificial snow then go to the Alps.
Last time we introduced you a family ski resort. Were the red ski slopes not enough for your skiing ambitions and you prefer black ski slopes then move 100 kilometers to the southwest where is the fabulous town of Saalbach (460 km from Prague).
After riding down the slopes around Saalbach we move to mountain Wildenkarkogel’s northern ridge. We follow the directions to Leogang.
There are many high-quality resorts that attract winter sports enthusiasts. When they offer something extra the beter it is from them. Hintertuxer Gletscher resort, or simply Hintertux, offers something extraordinary.
Maintained slopes, snow covered landscape, amazing vistas, mountain air, cozy cabins – all of these are ingrediends for an unforgettable winter vacation.
If you love skiing and snowboarding and you are not beginners, then go to Kitzsteinhorn. It is a glacier in the Alpes in the Hohe Tauern. Snow is there all year long. Kitzsteinhorn is 3203 meters high and situated to the north from the highest mountain in Austria - Grossglockner.
The Hohe Tauern national park belongs to the most popular areas in the Austrian Alps. Nature here is nothing but magical. Sharp peaks of two or three thousand meter high rocky giants, alpine lakes, wild nature, vast glacier fields and more. The Hohe Tauern are also popular for mountain hikers and for its numerous winter resorts.
Winter vacation usually means skiing, but a suitably combined sport and exploring interesting places can make us even more interesting leisure time. The ideal conditions for such an enjoyable vacation are the SalzburgerLand - large ski resorts near the stunning historic city, you just want to go there!
Austria is an increasingly popular destination with us, we can go on a trip to the lakes and the mountains, all by car and the road does not take us more than a few hours. Moreover, it is a neighboring countrys. It is a pity when people avoid trips around the corner and prefer more exotic destinations.
At the end of the year, we managed to visit Kötschach-Mauthen, a picturesque mountain town in the district of Hermagor. What we loved about this place, and what it offers its visitors is the content of this very article!
Families, beginners and even experienced skiers will enjoy on 138 kilometers of ski slopes in Zell am See-Kaprun where are three skiing areas - Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel. However, Zell am See-Kaprun offers entertainment off ski slopes – cross country trips, racket trips, treks on your own foot, or sports on Zeller See lake surface.
In sunny southern Austria, in the southernmost state of Carinthia, there is a winter paradise. There are well-maintained slopes, perfect snow conditions, and perfect atmosphere. This can get hearts of all fans of skiing and untouched nature.
Region Stubai has many interesting places to see. The most visited include the Stubai Valley, which has the skiing area Stubaier Gletscher, Schlick 2000, Serlesbahnen Mieders and Elferlifte.
Ski resort Ischgl has for years been considered a lifestyle capital of the Alps. It deserves this attribute not only thanks to the first-class snow pleasures, which you can enjoy winter sports enthusiasts, but also to the number of organized entertainment events.
If you belong to fans of winter sports, it is not necessary to reintroduce you to Skicircus resort. It is one of the best ski areal in neighboring Austria
This winter was not rich on snow. Those who love winter sports had a hard time in finding places suitable for an active winter vacation.
Today we visit a small Austrian town of Vent. Since 1854 it has been part of Sölden town, Tyrol. We will visit a well-known ski center and we will also follow the trace of legendary Ötzi, the ice man.
Last week we have visited the town of Vent and its ski resort. Today we continue in our trip in the Tyrolan ridge. Today our goal is legendary Ötzi, the ice man.
Austria is a typical mountain country mostly consisting of the Eastern Alps. Austrian Alpine terrain is typical for vast mountain ranges divided by deep valleys and mountains steeply declining to valleys.
The Eastern Alps is a massive mountain formation rich on fascinating natural phenomena such as high peaks covered with snow, water falls buzzing in narrow gorges, or lakes in deep valleys between mountains. Schafberg Mountain, Austria is an attractive tourist resort, it is located in the Salzkammergut mountains.
After visiting the mountainous landscape of Hochsteiermark we move today in westerly direction to Murtal. Murtal offers great entertainment, excellent skiing, adrenaline experiences and indescribable scenery.
Uniqueness of the Zell am See-Kaprun Region is in its combination of glaciers, mountains and lakes. Perhaps in any other place in Austria you won’t find them as close as here. Environment of this Alpine region allows to try various activities for sportsmen, families and those who seek relax.
A ride in a deep snow on untouched hills and perfect ski conditions are the peak for many winter sportsmen. Salzburg is known as an ideal area for freeriding and some of regions of Salzburh, such as Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun Zell am See, Gasteinertal or Dachstein-West are gradually improving freeriding conditions.
Today we head to Austria where we visit the mountainous landscape of Hochsteiermark. We introduce you to it. As it is an area of the idyllic, sports and recreational activities. We will not forget to give you some tips for interesting events.
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