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Kitzsteinhorn glacier - Kaprun - Zell am See

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Hey all, I’ll be travelling with my wife and son to visit our daughter in Austria.  We will be in Austria for 10 days over Thanksgiving.  We are planning to ski with her at Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.  We have a flat to use as a “base” in Vienna.  We need to find lodging for 2 nights so we can ski at the glacier.  We don’t plan to have a car at this point.  I believe we’ll be trying to get around on the trains.

 

So, what I’d like to know, who’s skied the glacier?  I don’t want other places to ski because my daughter will be at the glacier with her group.  She wants to ski with us.  Is it possible to get around easily without a car?  Is Zell am See close enough to the skiing or should we be staying in Kaprun?

 

Thanks in advance for the insight,

 

Jim

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I skied Kitzsteinhorn 6 or 7 Decembers ago. I visited Vienna for a few days and took a train to Zell am See (we needed to change trains at some point) where I spent my evenings.

 

There was a bus running form Zell am See to the Kitzsteinhorn resort. It seemed to work pretty well. Zell was small enough to walk, so I didn't feel like I was missing a car.

 

Your lift ticket should be valid at the local Zell am See hill as well, but it may not be open in November... 

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Zell am See is a lovely place, but I'd stay in Kaprun if you can. There's bus service from Zell am See station. I think there's also a narrow gauge railway, but can't remember for sure. From Kaprun, you can bus it up to the lifts. The tourism office and the Austrian State RR should be able to get you all sorted out with schedules, etc...  Have fun!

 

http://www.oebb.at/en/Redirection.jsp

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We really enjoyed skiing at Zell am See; we did it as a day trip on a bus from Salzburg.  Food for thought.

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