White is what matters: it is off to the pistes again in October when Zell am See starts into the new winter season with its usual great send-off This is unique in the province of Salzburg: the glacier of Kitzsteinhorn offers what all winter enthusiasts are hungry for - first-class snow to ski or board on already in October. For all those who cannot wait to put on their skis and feel the poles in their hands, there is particularly early snow fun to be found in the Zell am See-Kaprun'.
When people still desperately long for the first white flakes elsewhere, skiers and boarders have been romping the pistes of Kitzsteinhorn long since. In order for the season to get into full swing right from the start, the traditional Winter Opening must not be missed this year either. And it is going to be great: 'White Start' or 'ONE Snow Jam' - in Zell am See and Kaprun lavish celebrations are part and parcel of the start into the cold season of the year. After all, the region and its 132 kilometres of pistes provide the perfect setting for them. The non-stop partying begins with the 'White Start Opening' on Salzburg's 'coolest mountain'. On 18th and 19th November you can party like crazy on the deeply snow-covered slopes of the 3,203-metre Alpine massif. The start into the white season comes to its undisputed peak with Austria's biggest Winter Opening: the 'ONE Snow Jam' electrifies the crowds on two consecutive weekends. No carver, snowboarder, or skier would willingly miss this great event.
Change accomplished: the popular holiday region in the heart of the province of Salzburg has been using its new name for more than one year already for internal purposes and on press releases. From now on it comes without the addition of 'Europa-Sportregion'. There have been some slight changes to the concept as well: the region is going to lay its focus on three core elements; glacier mountain and lake Zell.Salzburg Super Ski Card
This offers 2,200km of freedom and the pure skiing enjoyment on virtually all slopes in the province of Salzburg. The Card is accepted in all of the 23 major skiing regions in the district of SalzburgerLand and the neighbouring areas so skiers can take advantage of season passes or yuou-pick-the-day options available between 8th November 2008 and May 3rd, 2009. This enables you to get out and ski whenever the mood takes you and the weather permits it and in addition you save bunches of money, compared to purchasing individual day passes. Skiers can enjoy passing through the lift turnstiles using the very latest hands-free card technology.
General information: With 14,000 beds and two million overnight stays per year, the Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most important tourism centres in Austria. In winter as in summer, guests find all kinds of leisure activities to choose from. For ski fans there are 138 kilometres of finest pistes in thick powder snow. In the summer
months Zell am See and Kaprun captivate with ideal conditions for more than 40 different kinds of sports - from walking and golfing, cycling and all water sports to extreme sports like canyoning and, last not least, summer skiing on the glacier of Kitzsteinhorn. In recent years the region has also hosted many races of the Mountain Bike World. For more information and to book the transfer, please contact Vorderegger GmbH: Tel: +43-6542-5499-21, Fax: +43 6542 5499-47, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vorderegger.at