joi, 11 februarie 2010

Top Ski Areas in Salzburg

Abtenau holiday resort benefits from a magnificientlandscape only 45 km south of Salzburg (in south-east). Abtenau offers sports, recreation and relaxation. Abtenau Ski Area hosts international ski competitions each year at senior level. It is a part of the Dachstein-West region and is one of the recommended area for families in Austria. In this resort you can find slopes for every level of training, these areas having their lower parts right in the center of town. The resort has quality ski tracks and a sleighing track of 3 km, all with lighting installation.

Bad Gastein is an ideal choice, whether you choose this destination for skiing or for thermal water cures! Ski industry here has over 200 kilometers of ski slopes (all levels of difficulty) up to an altitude of 2700 m. Another attraction of high interest in this area is the thermal water cure that springs from the heart of the Alps and is used through various treatments in local ponds.S

Since a couple of century ago "Gastein" cure was known for its vindictive properties . All local tourists may benefit from this cure in the Bad Gastein spa. Situated in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Bad Gastein is located at an altitude of over 1000 m in a light area without fog. A city famous for its spa treatments, is a place with a great climate and balneological recognized properties.

Zell am See and Kaprun resorts are places that offer rewards for any skier, whether novice or advanced. Zell am See, a very stylish town, situated on the picturesque lake of the same name, is the meeting place of tourists from all over Europe during all seasons. Kaprun, 7 km from Zell am See, also offers comfort and relaxation. From Kaprun you have direct access to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, a desired destination for any skier.

Located 90 km from Salzburg, the city-resort Zell am See is an alpine paradise, nestled between the Austrian Alps peaks. Of course, during the winter season, skiing is the main attraction of the brilliant city on Zeller See Lake, but once you get there you will be surprised to discover that there are lots of other things to do and places to visit.

miercuri, 10 februarie 2010

Top Ski Areas in Tyrol

Paznauntal area is one of the most popular areas of Tyrol, also called Mallorca of Tyrol. Within this area there are many resorts: Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl and See. Silvapark ski domain offers the best ski conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The slopes and trails of the highest area of Paznauntal are well-known over Austria's borders. The 40 km of slopes with 10 cable installations are especially suited for families, but also for alpine skiers, freestylers and snowboarders. "Silvretta Arena" zone is one of the most modern facilities with 45 installations that will carry you to the slopes in no time.

St. Johann in Tirol is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in Austria, situated in the valley Leuken between Kaisergebirge Mountains (2344 m) and Kitzbühler Horn (1996 m). The average altitude is 660 feet. The resort has 45 km of ski slopes, a few cable car starting stations which take tourists to the surrounding mountain peaks, and a huge slope for track skiing, a historic center with pedestrian area, a wellness center with indoor swimming pool and parks.

Walchsee is a small village situated on the shore of lake with same name and surrounded by massive mountain ranges like Wildkaiser and Zahmkaisers. The resort has in the area over 200 km of paths for walking and climbing, facilities for water sports (sailing, fishing, windsurfing) and, last but not least, large ski counties (over 140 km of slopes).

Kossen resort, designed especially for families, is located between 600 and 1700 m altitude, and has over 55 km of slopes, served by 10 cable transport installations. The longest slope is remarkable: Talabfahrt, 7 km, with a level difference of 1000 m. For skiers there are different types of slopes, part of one of the biggest ski networks in Europe.