Salzburgerland offers an incredible 2,500km of pistes in it Big Five regions – Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang, Zell am See-Kaprun, Gastein, Hochkönig and Salzburg Sportwelt/Pongau Then there’s – a host of great neighbouring resorts such as Obertauern, Filzmoos, Rauris and St Wolfgang. Perfect for car skiers or you can easily resort-hop by train or bus as the Salzburg Super Ski Card (http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/ski-board/super-ski-card/salzburg-super-ski-card.html) let’s you explore the entire region’s resort for around £100.
Zell am See-Kaprun has an international line-up for WOW-Glacier Love, a new festival of electronic music to open the season with a blast on the Kitzsteinhorn (November 7-9) and including free ski testing.
Meanwhile Obertauern is celebrating the 50th anniversary of starring in The Beatles’ film HELP! with a ‘Beatles Week’ from March 14-21. And Seekarhaus, owner Gerhard Krings – George Harrison’s double in the film – will be displaying his private collection of mementos and pictures.
• Salzburg is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.
• Zell am See-Kaprun will celebrate 50 years of glacier skiing with further upgrading of its already comprehensive lift system – three new gondolas to replace T-bars. Hurray! And the old watermill in the town centre is being turned into a multi-level restaurant/après-ski bar. www.steinergenusswerk.at.