Zell am See / Kaprun, Austria
"Awesome hotel and staff."
Brentside High School
About Gasthof Wieshof
The Wieshof is a three-star hotel located on the waterfront of the Zell am See lake, just outside the small town of Thumersbach, close to the Zell am See hospital.
The hotel has two large dining rooms which can be used by the group during their stay. The hotel also runs a traditional bar where teachers can relax. Accommodation is on a full board basis, with a packed lunch provided to eat on the slopes. Breakfast is buffet-style and there is a three-course evening meal with a salad buffet.
A 5-10 minute coach ride takes you into the centre of Zell am See, where you can take the CityXpress gondola to access the Schmittenhöhe slopes.
Alternatively you can start from the Areitbahn in Schüttdorf, which is 15 minutes away by coach.
The Wieshof has 66 beds in 27 rooms, all with en suite facilities.
The rooms are of a very good standard and are all equipped with a telephone and a TV. The majority of rooms have a balcony, with views over the lake to the Hohen Tauern and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
You may be charged a damage deposit on arrival.
Inclusive lift pass: 6 day Europa pass - covers all lifts in Zell am See and Kaprun (including the Kitzsteinhorn glacier) and Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Lifts to: 3029m
Total number of lifts: 56
Marked pistes: 130km
Longest run: 6.5km
Ski bus included: Yes
Lift pass photo required: No
Snow cannon coverage: 60%
By coach: Departs Friday from school. Journey time from Calais - 16 hours.
By air: Flights to Munich. Coach transfer to resort - 3 hours.
Blue runs: 18
Red runs: 22
Black runs: 9
Beginners can enjoy top-of-the-mountain skiing - returning by gondola, gentle and open nursery slopes in the village as well as the Areitalm and the mid station of the Zellerbergbahn.
Intermediates will cover lots of ground on challenging runs and will appreciate the efficient interlinking lift system.
Swimming: Zell am See
Ice skating: Zell am See
Austrian bowling: Kaprun
Shops/Cafés: Zell am See and Kaprun
Llama walking: Kaprun
Ice hockey match (to watch): Zell am See
Pizza night: Zell am See / Kaprun
Ski show: Kaprun
Thermal baths: Kaprun
Discos: Zell am See
Mountain coaster: Kaprun
We also include a programme of free in-house evening entertainment at each of our hotels in this resort.