Zell am See
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£869
(Peak Season)

Zell am See

Ski zell am see

Set beside a magical frozen lake and surrounded by frosted peaks, this historic town is rated highly by our school groups for its stunning location and spectacular ski terrain. The skiing is split across three mountains, with quality snow cover all season long and access to high altitude snow fields on the glacier at Kaprun.

Traffic-free, the 13th century centre buzzes with life and, after a full day on piste, your group can make a splash in the indoor fun pool, show off their skills on the ice-rink or watch the local major-league ice hockey team in action. If worn out skiers would rather rest their bones, we’ll take them to the local ‘Konditorei’ for après hot chocolate and cakes.

Skiing

It’s straight to the Schüttdorf nursery slopes for beginners to learn the basics before trying out the higher altitude blues. The rest of the group can get into the swing of things on the wide runs at the top of the mountain before tackling the ridge-line reds.

Towards the end of the week, confident skiers can challenge themselves on exciting blacks, which give breathtaking views of the lake beneath.

  • Km of piste Zell am See & Kaprun: 118km
  • Resort Height 760m
  • Direction of slopes Mostly East
  • No of lifts 28 / 55
  • Key-card lift-pass Yes. €2 deposit per person
  • No of runs 40km 50km 28km
  • Longest run 6 km
  • Highest lift 2000 m / 3029 m
  • Snow-making Yes, 90% covered
  • Lift-pass area Zell Am See, Kaprun area at a supplement
  • Medical facilities Several doctors and hospitals in resort
  • Transfer times Approx 16 hours from Calais




Accommodation

Jugendgastehaus Brundl

JUFA Kaprun 3 Star

  • Fantastic central location
  • Great in-house facilities

The JUFA Hotel Kaprun is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Kaprun in a quiet area. The hotel offers a café, a sauna, internet terminals, a PlayStation, a ping pong table, a ski storage room, and spacious lounges. A ski bus stop is directly next to the hotel. Kaprun is also well known for the Tauern Spa – thermal Pools.

Capacity: 160

Location: Conveniently located near to the ski slopes, this Kaprun hotel is within 1 mile of Tauern Power Station, Kaprun Ski Resort and Schaufelberg Panorama Cable Car. Maiskogel Cable Car and Sigmund-Thun Gorge are also within 1 mile.

Facilities: Includes ski storage, sauna for teachers, terrace, coffee shop, free Wi-Fi, conference space, free parking, restaurant, safe-deposit box at front desk, family rooms and facilities for disabled guests.

Accommodation: Pupils are accommodated in rooms sleeping from 4-6. The majority of rooms are fully en suite. Teachers are accommodated in 2 and 3 bedded rooms with shower or shower/WC.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts are served each morning, packed lunches + 3 course evening meal.

Jugendgastehaus Brundl

Jugendgastehaus Brundl 3 Star

  • Close to Evening entertainment venues
  • Fantastic facilities

The Jugendgastehaus Brundl has been especially designed for your youth groups, offering a great base from which to ski in either Zell Am See or Kaprun.

Capacity: 120

Location: In the village of Piesendorf, the town of Zell Am See and the local ski area is 10 minutes away by coach, but the glacier in Kaprun is very close.

Facilities: Being specially designed for youth groups, the hostel boasts an internet corner and winter garden, as well as a host of evening entertainment available in the sports hall.

Accommodation: All the bedrooms are modern and spacious and include en-suite facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, packed lunch & three course evening meal with salad buffet.

Jugendgästehaus Kitzsteinhorn

Club Kitzsteinhorn 3 StarPlus YH

  • Superb in-house facilities
  • Walking distance to slopes

This is one of only a few school hotel properties offering direct access to the Zell am See ski circuit. Owned and managed by the friendly Pecile family, the accommodation is specifically designed for youth groups.

Capacity: 300

Location: Situated in Schüttdorf, around 6 minutes walk from the Areitbahn gondola taking you to the upper slopes of the Schmittenhöhe. Zell am See town centre is around 3km away.

Facilities: The facilities are unrivalled and include a squash court, sports hall, bowling alleys (small fee payable locally), cinema, large gym, table tennis room with pool tables, disco/pizzeria bar, stüberl and teachers’ sauna.

If that wasn’t enough 2 beach volleyball courts, 6 indoor trampolines and a boulder park were completed for the 2012/13 season.

Accommodation: Pupils are accommodated in functional rooms, mostly sleeping 4-6 students. Teachers are provided with twin rooms. With the exception of two rooms which use private bathrooms located across the corridor, all rooms have private, en-suite facilities. Groups also, where possible, have a floor allocated to them with a separate common room with TV/video.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, packed lunch & three course evening meal.

 

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Ice-skating
  • Curling
  • Disco
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pizza
  • In-house entertainment
  • Ski Race and Presentation


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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