“Hans in luck ” (fairy tale of Germanic origin) is the new theme of the new 10-gondola in Hochsöll. But it is not the only investment in the Wilder Kaiser – Brixental for winter 1016/17. A total of 27 million euros will be invested in more comfort and fun on the slopes until the season starts in early December.
Construction of the new gondola is the largest single project in the SkiWelt for the coming winter: the old 2-seater chairlift Salvenmoos in Hochsöll has retired after 28 years and will be replaced by a new 10-gondola with 22 cabins. The 450 meter long new building had become necessary, primarily because of safety aspects (easy entry and exit), as many ski schools and parents use the slope with beginners.
For children, the gondola ride is to become a great fairy tale adventure! Every second gondola will be plastered with a images from the story of “Hans in luck “. The interior of the gondola, the entry and exit as well as the beginner slopes in the FunArea SkiWelt Söll are also going to get a fairytale theme.
Keen to gear up and hit the slopes? Then please join us for an informative presentation on snow skiing that covers all you need to know about planning a trip to Austria as well as the gear that you’ll need. SkiAustria is Cape Union Mart’s preferred travel operator for ski trips and winner of the 2016 Best Adventure Operator to Austria. An evening filled with valuable first hand tips on snow skiing, as well as discounted shopping!
6 October – 6.30 pm – CapeUnionMart Adventure Center Canal Walk
We still have some rooms left over Christmas and New Year. If you haven’t booked your holiday yet then just contact us and we would be happy to send you an offer for your winter holiday in the Austrian Alps!
Enjoy the spirit of Christmas – stroll through Christmas markets with their picturesque stalls, enjoy some Gluehwine and roasted chestnuts while admiring the decorated christmas trees.
New Year’s Eve is celebrated throughout Austria by many loud explosions and fireworks. Across the cities there are concerts, parties and fireworks; making the whole country a very exciting New Year’s destination. At the stroke of midnight all church bells throughout Austria ring in the New Year and in major cities people dance in the streets into the New Year to the tunes of the famous Blue Danube Waltz.
A fantastic opportunity to enjoy a winter wonderland and a truly beautiful start to the New Year 2017. Have a look at our specials or just fill in our contact us form! We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve in Austria with you & your family!
Pictures – Copyright: TVB Wilder Kaiser – TVB Lech-Zürs – Zell am See-Kaprun/Christian Mairitsch -Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH/Faistauer
When you’re planning a skiing or snow boarding trip, it’s important to choose the right time of year to pack up and head to the mountains. You want to have plenty of snow, you’d like good value for money and you want it to be busy – yet at the same time not too busy.
When do the resorts open?
Most mountains open mid-December and close at the beginning of April. On the plus side of going at the end of the winter season, the days will be longer and the closer you are to Easter, the more likely it is for the sun to be shining. These longer daylight hours mean longer lift opening hours, and ultimately more time to enjoy après-ski activities.
When is it cheapest to go?
Prices go up at peak times such as Christmas and New Year, and during the school holidays of Christmas, Easter, and particularly February Half Term, so if you can try and avoid these times, it will be a lot cheaper! January is quiet and more peaceful, as people find they need to save money after an expensive Christmas! It tends to hold the best deals, so this post-Christmas season is a good time to go. Further into March it gets quiet again and also the prices do go down. There are some great family offers from Mid-March on that you should have look at!