We’re positive that each and every member of the group will end up happy if you spend the week in the Europa Sport Region. One of the main selling points is the great range of skiing- whether you’re still working on your pizza and French fries, or spending all day in the park, there’ll be something for you.
The Schmitten above Zell is the perfect place for the first few days of the trip. There are some great beginner runs- Panorama is a long cruiser that everyone can manage at their own pace- running alongside one of the trickiest black runs in Austria- the Trassabfahrt. The quality and quantity of the on slope restaurants allow for regular breaks, and the there’s gondola access all over the mountain making downloading easy if anyone’s tired or loses their confidence.
Later on in the week the group can travel over to the mighty Kitzsteinhorn. Anyone not yet up to the challenge can still head up the gondolas to appreciate the view- the Summit Restaurant is surely in with a shout of having one of the best views in the world! The freeriding routes are the closest you can get to backcountry conditions within the safety of a resort and the park and superpipe set up is good enough for the pros.
When you get to the village, there are plenty of places to go for a drink to recap the day’s events. In Zell the first port of call off the lifts is The Cabrio (you can also watch any SkiMovie footage from earlier) and in Kaprun you can literally fall off the slopes into the Kitz 900m for your first drink. If it’s a quiet one you’re after, there are some great cosy bars in Kaprun- the locals in the Baumbar will treat you like long lost friends, though if you’re keen on having a bit of a crazy one then Shakers in Zell will hit the spot, with its great happy hour deals.
Large enough groups will have a great time if they can book sole occupancy of a chalet, though smaller groups will have a ball with the new friends they’ll meet. The larger hotels in the region have rooms aplenty- it’s no issue if anyone fancies jumping on the trip right at the last minute.