Tour Operator: Crystal
Resort report: A small party of SCoM members visited Zell am See in 2003. You can read their report here.
Resort information from the Crystal web site:
The town has a picture-postcard feel. Frescoed buildings line the cobbled main square, and a waterfront promenade looks out across the lake to the Hohe Tauern mountains beyond. The old centre is filled with shops and cafés, as well as some excellent bars — from après hotspots with packed-out dancefloors to cosy pubs where you can catch up over a quiet drink. There’s a great range of accommodation too, and whether you choose a high-end hotel or a little, family-run place, you can expect a friendly welcome and personal service.
There’s 138km of varied slopes to explore in the Zell am See — Kaprun ski area. Zell’s local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe, has lots of tree-lined runs lower down and wide-open pistes at the top where you can take in views of the lake far below. There are heaps of confidence-building blues and easier reds, and you can also hop on the ski bus to Kaprun for some high-altitude skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
With the Alpin Card and the new lifts linking the ski areas, Zell am See now links with the extensive 270km of terrain comprising the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Ski Circus.
Accommodation: Gartenhotel Daxer, Zell am See, Austria. 60 places booked.
- Quiet spot above the town, 3 minutes' walk from the slopes.
- Lap the indoor pool and sit back in the sauna.
- Take advantage of free hot and cold drinks throughout the day.
- All rooms have a satelite TV, free WiFi, safe and hairdryer.
- Bar (cash only) and lounge area.
- Lift to all floors.
- Ski room.
Meals: Hot and cold buffet breakfast. Afternoon snack. 4 course evening meals with a choice of main course and daily salad buffet, vegetarian options. Free soft drinks, juices, water, coffee and tea (10am – 10pm). Happy hour in the bar three times a week (4–5.30pm, first drink free).
Flighs (provisional): TUI Airways. TOM2610 depart Manchester 06:40, arrive Salzburg 9:50. TOM2611 depart Salzburg 11:20, arrive Manchester 12:35. Transfer time around 1.5 hours. Standard hold baggage allowance is 20kg.
Cost: £776 per person sharing a twin room. Ski Carriage is free (one pair of skis or one board only).
Lift passes: Lift passes are not included can be pre-booked. We will endeavour to get the best prices for passes nearer the time of the holiday. As a guide Crystal are quoting an adult cost of £282 for the full Ski Circus or £303 for the Regional pass which also includes Kitzbühel area.
The price includes airport taxes and Manchester flight supplement but not insurance.
Insurance: You must arrange your own insurance and the name of the insurer is required when booking.
Application forms are located in the "members only" section of the website and require a username and password (published in the Newsletter) for access.
To reserve a place complete the online application form and pay the required deposit.