This actually happened: We started to love winter sports. You would have never thought that, right? Honestly, we neither. We really enjoyed our last two stays at Mühlbach and Hinterstoder, so we wished to go skiing for at least one more time this season. We chose Zell am See because we visited our dear friend, Katharina, who is living there with her husband Luis.
Day 1: Skiing at Zell am See
There are numerous ski areas around Zell am See. We went for Schmitten – Zell am See. Unfortunately, we weren’t lucky with the weather, but the views were nevertheless gorgeous.
Day 2: Skiing at Kitzsteinhorn
Skiing on the glacier – we’re in! Weeks before, we already knew that we definitely want to go there. Unfortunately, the weather was bad as well, that’s why we weren’t able to enjoy the scenic views from 3029 meters above sea level. However, we enjoyed skiing there a lot and we will definitely come back!
Day 3: Toboggan at Bramberg
Finally, here it is: the long-awaited panoramic view. That’s what we call a compensation for the last two days. We took the gondola lift up to the top of the mountain. One of the world’s longest toboggan runs starts here. 14 kilometers long and with breathtaking views – highly recommended! There is a nice hut after the first half called “Zwischenzeit”. The rent for one toboggan and a ticket for one ride with the gondola lift are 19 Euro per person.
Some more tips
You definitely need to come here to enjoy a delicious Gin Tonic. The bar is located in the center of Zell am See and offers around 500 different sorts of Gin. Ask for Katharina and Luis, our two lovely friends who are working there. Go for the Smokey Old Fashioned if you like it smokey.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Steinerwirt. The restaurant is located opposite of the Ginhouse. A bit pricey but definitely worth it. Don’t forget to book a table.
Unfortunately, the restaurant was fully booked so we weren’t able to eat there. Anyway, we heard that the restaurant serves lovely food.
Many thanks to Zell am See Kaprun Tourismus for sponsoring our ski lift ticket.