hit on to the GolfSkiandTravel site and what
better way to be able to golf, ski and travel than an all-in-one parcel. If
you are a man for all seasons Zell am See/Kaprun, Austria is truly where you
want to be. A place where all seasons are to be enjoyed during the summer
months, for it is here you can golf, ski and more--all in one day.
have a choice of two championship courses at the Golf Club Zell am See which
affords spectacular views of the nearby Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, which is
accessible year round for skiers. The golf courses are open for play from
April through November and are located in the
Valley, the largest facility in the Austrian Alps. No other region in
Central Europe can compete when combining golf and skiing as
activities--although the views from the golf course are certainly
distracting and may add a few strokes to your score.
72 "Schmittenhohe" course measures 6,837 yards for the men and women play it
from 5,881 yards. Although the "Kitzsteinhorn" layout is shorter than the "Schmittenhohe"
at 6,565 yards for the men and 5,844 yards for the ladies it plays one shot
more with 73 as par. Both courses are heavily sand trapped with water
coming into play on several holes. ("Kitzsteinhorn" has 46 traps and you can
drown a ball on at least 13 water holes). There is an
excellent pro shop, full service restaurant and bar where alcohol can
counter-act all the previous water.
the summer months skiers can have fun on the
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in nearby Kaprun. From atop the Kitzsteinhorn
you easily view the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain peak.
You will want to ski
in the morning while the snow is still firm, while afternoons should be
saved for golf or water activities on beautiful Lake Zell
am See. Buses run from Zell am See to Kaprun
taking skiers right to the lifts, of which there 27 (6 chairs, 3 cable cars,
16 surface and 2 listed as other). Terrain is rated 37% beginner; 45%
intermediate and 18% expert with an uphill capacity of 35,500 per hour.
the arrangement. Take a gondola to the bottom of the glacier and board a
quad chair to the mid-station, or you may also access the mid-station via
the funicular railway where vast open, above tree-lined powder fields await.
During the winter months there is also plenty of skiing in Zell am See on
the Schmittenhohe Mountain which affords beautiful views of the town and the
See (translates to Zell by the lake) at the foot of the mountain is exactly
where the town is located. It lies between the lake and the "Schmittenhohe".
Lake Zell with its crystal clear water invites you to take a plunge. You
can also river raft on the Salzach, go
canyoning (a combination of climbing, jumping
and swimming); mountain biking; or take a quiet
lake sail. Virtually every summer activity is available to the adventurous
traveler. If there is an outdoor activity you enjoy you can do it here.
During the summer months all the seasons invite the “man for all seasons.”