openPR Logo
Press release

'The Freeride Experience' takes guests to pristine snow

11-21-2008 05:26 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

As many as 57 pistes stretch across the snow-covered slopes of the local mountains of the holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun. The different levels of difficulty indicated by the colours blue, red, and black make sure that every winter sports enthusiast finds an appropriate challenge. In total, skiers and snowboarders can indulge in 138 kilometres of pistes. For everyone who loves snow in its purest form, there are some additional kilometres waiting. Taking advantage of 'The Freeride Experience', sports-loving holidaymakers can get to know Zell am See-Kaprun from a completely different angle this winter season. From January 2009 they can head for the virgin backcountry to enjoy downhill runs off the prepared pistes. This is possible thanks to Volker Hölzl and his team of 'The Freeride Experience'.

Freeriding - that's going skiing in untouched nature where the covering of snow is absolutely pristine and no traces scar the face of the wintry landscape. Only very few locals know of such places. One of them is Volker Hölzl. The 39-year-old was born and bred in Zell am See and has been roaming the mountains and the deep snow of the region for many years. By offering 'The Freeride Experience', he wants others to enjoy this amazing adventure as well. From 8th January Hölzl and his colleagues Nici Winterstein, and Tom and Matthias Mayr invite guests to participate in three weekend trips to the back country.

The weekend programme starts on Thursday. In the evening, the certified guides go through Friday's programme in the wide open nature with the participants. The groups comprise a maximum of seven people who are taken to the backcountry by an experienced guide. But before they set out, the group is equipped with the latest first-class models 'Titan Argos IQ' and 'Titan Cronus IQ' from the renowned manufacturer Blizzard. Furthermore, the hired equipment includes special freeride poles, avalanche transceivers and shovels. In order to guarantee for better and quicker service, Hölzl and his team have established cooperation with the close-knit network of regional Intersport branches. Participants receive competent counselling in as many as five shops in the region.

Once the participants are properly equipped, the adventure can begin. At 8.30 am the small groups (as many as three each weekend) set out into nature. Beginners and pros go in separate groups, of course. The guides will not decide on a certain tour in advance but condition it on the weather and the region where they are sure to find the thickest blankets of snow on that day. The tours last until 4 pm approximately. For lunch, the groups drop in at an Alpine hut before Volker Hölzl accompanies his guests to the most charming inns and bars of the region in the evenings.

Anyone who would love to indulge in deep powder snow can choose from three different weekends (8th to 11th, 15th to 18th, and 22nd to 25th January 2009). All you have to bring are ski goggles, weather-proof clothes and some enthusiasm about enjoying an exciting new experience in up to 200 runs between 700 to 3,200 metres of altitude - wearing a helmet is advisable. In Zell am See-Kaprun, the heart of the pleasure of freeriding is the local mountain of Kitzsteinhorn. But for 249 euros you can also venture out into the deep snow on the neighbouring summits of the province of Salzburg for one unforgettable weekend.

For more information on 'The Freeride Experience' please visit the organizer's homepage at www.freeride-experience.at or presse.zellamsee-kaprun.com

The holiday region of Zell am See-Kaprun with its 14,000 beds and two million overnight stays per year is one of the most important holiday destinations in Austria. The beautiful flora and fauna in the Alpine panorama and Lake Zell guarantee relaxation and well-being. Golfing, hiking, and bathing are at the focus for the summer time programme, but visitors can choose from more than 40 other activities as well. During the cold season, fun on skis and boards make sure that there is no dull moment. Skiers can comfortably reach the 136 kilometres of slopes covered with powder snow by one of the 56 lifts. Snowboarders enjoy the perfect conditions of the Snowpark on the 2,600-metre-high glacier plateau. Even in the summer you can swish down the slopes here. And family-friendliness is a top priority in Zell am See and Kaprun. For this reason, the region has already received various awards.

knoefler-journalist . media + communications GmbH
Mr. Benjamin Knöfler
Phone +49 (0)6028 - 80729 0
zellkaprun@kj-media.com
http://www.knoefler-journalist.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release 'The Freeride Experience' takes guests to pristine snow here

News-ID: 60228 • Views: 1549

More Releases from Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

To the Ski World Cup and the WC in ten VW Caravelle buses / Arrival of the U.S. …
Yesterday Lindsey Vonn and the Women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team arrived in Zell am See-Kaprun! Until March 2011 the professional athletes are preparing for the upcoming European competitions of the Ski World Cup as well as for the World Championships held in Garmisch-Patenkirchen. The team around head coach Alexander Hödlmoser has already participated in the first overseas races of the season. The ladies are now getting ready for the next
Hochkultur: Superb concerts and perfect weather make event in Zell am See-Kaprun …
Conditions could not have been any better. Already before the 'half-time break' it was obvious that this year's concert series 'Hochkultur mit Tiefgang' in the popular holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun is a resounding success again. Just like in the previous year, the Ferry Porsche Congress Center and Zell's local mountain of Schmittenhöhe are the venues for this one-of-a-kind event. During the first three days, guests were able to enjoy
European Trophy 2010: face-off of the stars in Zell am See
Just a few months after the ice hockey world championship in Germany, fans of the high-speed sport on skates can look forward to the next event highlight: for the first time as many as 18 top teams from seven nations are competing against each other at the 'European Trophy', the new pre-season league kicking off in the beginning of August. The competitions have their roots in the combination and extension
From the lake to the mountain: The 'Zell am See-Kaprun Card' grants guests free …
Walking, swimming, exciting visits to the museum or the opportunity to experience the force of nature up close: in the summer months almost everything is possible in Zell am See-Kaprun. In the light of such a broad spectrum of activities to engage in it can be difficult to make a choice. Now the picturesque region in the heart of the province of Salzburg gives you a helping hand. In the

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Hölzl

Kaindl Mobile: One web app, endless possibilities
Anyone wanting to be up-to-date on current developments in the field of flooring and interior design is best off with digital support. The new web app brings Kaindl collections for floors, wood veneers and boards to tablets and smartphones. Special feature: Kaindl Mobile will work on any modern mobile phone, tablet PC and iPad regardless of the platform. Collections at the fingertips The app provides access to all of Kaindl's collections
Freeriding: discovering deep snow in an adventurous way
Well-groomed snow on marked-out pistes: that is what attracts winter holidaymakers to the mountains. With their skis or boards beneath their feet, the fans of the summits sweeten up their leisure time by swinging down slopes in picturesque surroundings. But many of them are not satisfied with that kind of riding fun any more: they are looking for new challenges - and they are finding them at freeriding. For that