Kaprun the best Glacier Ski-ing
Glacier sk-ing is what it's all about, the reason being that there is practically ski-ing available all year round!
One thing you must remember when visiting this resort is that this is predominently a Dutch resort, the Dutch come down here every year to ski, and anyone else from other countries are out numbered
The picture you can see is of the funicular railway which is the only means of access to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, the journey to the top takes quite a few minutes, but its well worth it when you get to the top'
"more about Kaprun"
Sprawling across the plain where the Kapruner Ache joins the Salzach, KAPRUN , 5km southwest of Zell, is a modern resort village serving the ski slopes of the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn to the south. Predominantly a winter resort, it's an inoffensive if soulless place at any other time of the year, and anyone thinking of visiting the Kitzsteinhorn in summer (whether for the glacier skiing or the views) would probably do better to use Zell am See as a base. There's an efficient tourist office in Kaprun village centre (tel 06547/86430) organizing private room rental (summer: öS400-600/?29.07-43.60, winter: öS600-800/?43.60-58.14). At the south end of the village at Kaprun 448, an HI youth hostel (tel 06547/8507) offers dorm beds, and there's a campsite beside the Kapruner Ache, which flows along the western side of the village. Kaprun is only small and places to eat and drink are central and fairly easy to find: the Dorfstadl serves good Austrian and regional food in an old stable rustically furnished and decked with animal skins, while Hielberger's Stadl is a pub-like place with substantial snacks and good main meals. Charly's , a popular Brit-pub, and the Baum Bar , a more European-style drinking venue built around a tree, are the places to go if you need a drink.