Another blast of snow and Austria is all set for a record fun time at Easter, with last weeks’ massive snowfalls making even lower-level resorts an option for an Easter break. And resorts in this feature still have availability.
One skidom that did not need the blitz is Obertauern, officially the country’s snowiest, which attracts thousands of treasure hunters for their upcoming Sun and Fun weeks, where the skiers are the winners – not just for the guaranteed snow and sun but for the resort’s spectacular treasure hunt.
This year the 11th edition of the famous Gamsleiten Criterion, Austria’s largest treasure hunt in snow, is on 17 April (Easter Monday). Tickets still available for €50 at www.obertauern-tickets.com The €299 Treasure Hunter Package (www.obertauern-shop.com) gives vouchers for board and/or lodging, a three-day ski pass and admission to the Gamsleiten Criterion.
Bobby’s Snow Adventure from 15 to 22 April is an exciting training package for kids, including ski lessons, a ski pass, rental equipment and much more. €199 for children up to 5 and €279 for 6 to 14-year-olds. firstname.lastname@example.org www.obertauern.com
Austria’s largest ski region is the SkiCircus – Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn. -which is gearing up for a record Easter for families by offering a free ski pass for children accompanied by a parent. For this and all the latest news visit – https://www.saalbach.com/en/winter/skitickets/Easter%20Bonus
Over in the Tirol the Kitzbuheler Alps – Kirchberg, Westendorf and Brixen resorts – are linked to the massive Skwelt area (Soll and 8 other resorts) offering a magical ski and partying area. For fuller info on this super area visit – http://www.skiwelt.at/en/skiwelt-party-weeks.html
500 Euro prize!
Zell am See-Kaprun region has some of the best snow for years with the bonus of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier into late spring.
The Easter Monday egg hunt on the Schmittenhöhe local mountain is tremendous fun. More than 50 prize-filled Easter eggs are hidden in the snow – and one has 500 Euros in cash inside’
April 4-9 sees the World Rookie Tour finale, when under-18 boarders from around the world compete and show their ability on the slopestyle and in the half-pipe. The Kitzsteinhorn above Kaprun has one of the best freestyle facilities anywhere, said Mag. Renate Ecker, tourism director in Zell am See-Kaprun. http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.