Adventurous Holiday Ideas; European Summer Skiing

  Beach holidays have been a consistently popular choice for those who are lucky enough to enjoy a summer holiday, with destinations like Spain, Portugal and Mallorca becoming giant tourist traps for three months of the year. But regardless of these more obvious choices there are other destinations and ideas which are less frequently explored and enjoyed by holiday makers which could lead to a far more invigorating and interesting travel experience. One such idea for a truly exciting and unique “summer holiday” is to the hit the ski slopes of European ski resort. But wait! Aren’t Ski resorts generally more aimed towards winter sports? Well traditionally yes, skiing is obviously considered to be a “winter” sport in most places but in various locations throughout Europe where the altitude is sufficiently high, glaciers and mountain peaks can retain enough snow to have a skiing trade and season all summer long. Kaprun One such location is the small alpine town of Kuprun in the Zell am See district of Salzburg in Austria. This stunningly picturesque town is an ideal summer location with an incomparably beautiful lake known as Zeller lake for swimming and cooling off on hot days, as well as a number of different skiing schools and slopes offering a range of packages to suit all ages and levels of experience with skiing. When travelling with children in tow finding the right place for them to learn the basics of skiing can be difficult, however for those staying in the Zell am See and Kaprun areas the skiing schools on the Schmitten, the Kitzsteinhorn or the Maiskogel are all ideal locations for kids to learn the basics safely. There is range of accommodation in the area too which gives tourists and travellers a choice of style, from quiet singular chalets to Austrian style Bed and Breakfast hotels, something to suit every body’s needs can undoubtedly be found here. If Kaprun doesn’t appeal to you for whatever reason, or its slopes close too early for you to utilise them then there is another great all year round skiing location in Austria. The Hintertuxer Glacier in the Tyrolean Zillertal valley is a gorgeous ideal location for families and solo skiers alike. Other Glaciers It offers a great variety of fun activities from skiing and hiking to cable car tours and ice climbing. Adrenaline junkies will undoubtedly find a host of things to keep their blood pumping and their mind focused whilst on the Hintertuxer Glacier, and those seeking to have a more relaxing and enlightening trip can equally find a great selection of fun things to experience in the Tyrolean Zillertal valley. With summer giving stunning weather and warm temperatures and the altitude ensuring that the ice and snow never melt this strange wonderland is undoubtedly worth a long visit. This travel guide and tips article was written by Steph Staszko. Steph is a travel enthusiast and writer as well as being a huge fan of skiing and glacial holiday resorts. Steph knows that when travelling to the airport, taking your own skiing equipment can add a fair amount of cash onto your taxi fare. In fact when travelling from the midlands or north of England the best way to save cash is to book in with a long stay Manchester airport parking company where you can save money on the official Manchester airport car park as well as taxi fares. Not only this, but having your car or vehicle booked in with a parking company is much better for keeping your vehicle safe and secure than leaving on your drive at home at the mercy of thieves.  

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