Started by Scarlet Fez in Austria - 9 Replies
I have skied Kaprun once, but only as a day outing away from Zell am See, so I don't know anything about apres ski there.
We went right up to the top in the gondola, and skied in the glacial bowl area. Up there, it looked all quite easy blue runs, but it was a bit scary because it was all white, with nothing to focus on, except thin black lines (the lifts) and a few people. Also, I believe it can get very windy and cold up there and they have to shut the gondola if it's too windy. We waited in Zell for the right weather before we went, and made sure it was nice and sunny and no wind.
Also, I got mild altitude sickness, and felt quite tipsy, because the gondola climbs from a fairly low altitude straight up to a very high one, and I didn't have time to adjust to it. But I still managed to ski (very carefully!).
I hope your niece has a great time snowboarding there,
If you go on Youtube and type in Kaprun, there are a number of videos to watch. There is one from May last year and there was plenty of snow.
There are around a dozen restaurants not sure how many will be open at that time of year. But great food and fantastic views at the top station on the Kitzsteinhorn. The restaurant at the station below is great, plenty of food in a buffet style. Plenty of reports of snow and the website at http://en.kitzsteinhorn.at/ will give you more information.
I have pasted some advertised events, posted by the tourist board. I would recommend the events at Kaprun's medieval castle, and also in the village square next to the tourist office, there is a lively bar.
There is a swimming pool, with an outside bit! and a sauna. I feel sure your niece will have a great time.
P.S. Plenty of restaurants too
P.P.S. http://austria-holiday-apartment.blogspot.com/ blog gives more info on the area ( I do declare an interest as the blog editor)
Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Sunday, November 15, 2009
'Back on Board'
Kaprun Castle and Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun
Saturday, November 14, 2009
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Caritas flee market
Parish hall, Schüttdorf
EKZ Polar Bears vs. VEU Feldkirch
Ice rink, Zell am See
Back on Board Party
Kaprun Castle, Kaprun
DJ Noel-House & Hits
Insider bar, Zell am See
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Baking bread with Helene Zehentner
Lohninghof inn, Thumersbach
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Presentation: 'Das verlorene Paradies' (in German)
I will be skiing, and he snowboards...
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