Kaprun/Zell am Zee:

There are 3 separate skiing areas, plus a beginners piste located in the centre of Kaprun, all linked by a very efficient bus service. The Maisekogel, is a small hill, with only 3 pistes close to the centre of Kaprun, it’s a good place for beginners, or a low cost afternoon ski, but would not really occupy you for a day. The Glacier area has more skiing and guaranteed snow. Zell am Zee (15 minutes by free bus from Kaprun), offers some excellent skiing for all abilities.

There are 2 sites at Zell, but I did not visit these, although they are on a bus route. We stayed at Camping zur Muhle, (http://www.muehle-kaprun.at/index.php) in Kaprun. This pretty site with individual pitches had an excellent facilities block with showers, washing up, washing machine, clothes drying room, boot and ski drying room. It is 100 meters from the bus stop, with buses every 15 minutes. It is a 15 minute walk in to the centre of Kaprun, a pretty Austrian town, with a good supermarket, and most other shops to cater for every taste – if you must wear Prada to ski in – they have it here! – A good place to visit if you want to do something other than ski all day. We paid 190 Euros for 8 days camping in 2009 including electricity & all taxes.

Report by Graham Smith.