Our Alpine Centre is a resort for all seasons. On one hand, we offer an ideal base to slope off for a traditional winter skiing holiday – great snow, breathtaking scenery and an extra warm welcome. Conversely, there’s so much else to love about many ski resorts after the snow melts – and our charming resort is no exception.
ACCOMMODATION AT ALPINE CENTRE
Set neatly to explore the best of what the Austrian Alps has to offer, this picture postcard pretty retreat blends perfectly with its immediate surroundings due to its authentic chalet façade and wood panelled interior.
Accommodation is laid out over a single floor with convenient open plan living and dining area equipped with Satellite TV and DVD player. The wood theme décor, decorative carving and sloping eaves give a nod to its traditional Alpine setting. An elevated position affords many apartments breathtaking views from the balcony and living area.
The apartments, with their Alpine-inspired wood décor, provide comfortable living and dining spaces for the ideal self-catering break. Many apartments benefit from a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the impressive views.
Unit type 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Occupancy Sleeps upto 6
Voted #3 Hotel in Saalfelden
Winter ski slopes close by
DINING AT ALPINE CENTRE
A PLATEFUL OF OPTIONS
There is more to Austrian food than what Maria named in The Sound of Music’s “My Favourite Things”. For starters (main and dessert), our resort Bar & Restaurant serve-up hearty Austrian cuisine where different varieties of regional meat feature highly. Elsewhere in the local area, you should have no shortage of options where to dine with little Chalets and Ski Huts being popular stop off haunts.
White powder novice, or a black slope veteran? You can find your level at over 200km of ski slopes from the nearby resorts of Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang (World Cup Run), Europa Sportregion Kaprun-Zell am See and Hochkönig Winterreich Maria-Alm/Hintertal. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, every other conceivable winter sport is at your thermal-gloved fingertips, including ice-skating, tobogganing, winter paragliding and cross country skiing.
SUMMER IN THE ALPS
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Discover the charm of the Alps in summer when the weather can be surprisingly hot and the mood definitely fun. In the midst of spectacular scenery and crashing waterfalls, the mountains have become the most remarkable adventure park for adults and kids alike.
All aboard the Alpine Coaster – during summer in nearby Saalfelden, you can trail down fascinating flora and fauna on Europe’s longest summer toboggan run! Or why not bike, hike, horse ride, fish or canoe, there are a raft (white water, of course) of outdoor activities on our doorstep.
THINGS TO DO
A dip in our 100m2 heated swimming pool, a relaxing sauna or deep massage could be the perfect antidote to a day of pounding the piste. Yet, if you still can muster the strength, we also have a fitness suite. For something altogether more sedate, our Games Room with table tennis, darts and billiards is a great place to unwind with a steaming hot chocolate or a glass of something stronger. And if they have any energy left to burn, there is a children’s play area for our younger guests.
THINGS TO DO
IN THE LOCAL AREA
Salzburg, just an hour away and the birthplace of Mozart, is the definition of charm with quaint shopping lanes, an impressive art museum and riverside cafes. Other regional highlights include visiting Krimml Waterfall, the impressive Eisriesenwelt ice cave, the walled town of Kitzbuhel and witnessing the fascinating Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens.
The nearest train stations are in Saalfelden and Zell am See. Please visit www.oebb.at for more information. Use the ‘Sprache’ drop down menu at the top of the page to change the language into English.
CLC Alpine Centre strongly recommends hiring a car as we are located just outside the city centre; therefore it will be more comfortable having your own transport. Please be advised that car hire is not available at the resort. www.clcworldtravel.co.uk can provide car hire in the region.
Distance to nearest towns and local attractions from resort:
At an altitude of 3203 metres above sea level and surrounded by Austria’s highest peaks, the magnificent Kitzsteinhorn mountain and glacier are part of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Alps’ biggest and most beautiful park located in the district of Kaprun.
The glacier ice does not melt, making a visit here dazzling at any time of year, and with snow on the mountain guaranteed from October to early summer, skiers and boarders can indulge their passion year round.
Out of winter it’s just as cool a destination as during colder months, when it wears its full colours as a young, freestyle hotspot. Summer is a time to chill with current music, drinks and snacks at the Ice Arena with its igloos, ice bar and snow beach: relax and admire the glitter and glint of the sun on ice crystals in a world turned ‘Swarovski’. Free guided glacier hiking tours are available to explore the mountain scenery and the views are phenomenal.
Imagine a postcard pretty, traditional Austrian town. Now place it by a crystal clear lake with a backdrop of inspiring mountains… is your image iced over like a Christmas cake or one of trees and lush green Alpine scenery? Either way, it will resemble the beauty spot of Zell am See, which means Zell by the lake and which attracts visitors year round.
With so much natural beauty, the former market village – that became capital of the region that shares its name in 1928 – has obvious charms and with its activities, festivities, exhibitions, fireworks, markets, concerts, sporting competitions and diverse events, the ‘what to do and see’ calendar for both the town and surrounding area is rarely blank.
The fabulous city of Salzburg is just over an hour away from our Alpine Centre and should be included in any itinerary while on holiday in Austria.
Salzburg is described as “the northern Rome“. Its wide squares, narrow alleys, churches and monasteries, castles and palaces, surrounded by formal gardens and parks, lend a certain southern flair; watched over by the 900-year-old unconquered castle the ‘Festung Hohensalzburg’.
Stroll through the old city and experience the unique atmosphere of the ‘Getreidegasse’, travel with the funicular railway to the ‘Hohensalzburg’ and soak up the magnificent views.
Lesser known Saalfelden, a market town since the 14th century and with a population of around16,000, is the closest city to the delightful traditional chalet lodge design resort and – time permitting – has several attractions of its own to reward inquisitive visitors.
Lying in the centre of the Saalachtal Valley, the city is spectacularly surrounded by mountain ranges that include the Steinernes Meer, the Hochkönig massif and the Leoganger Steinberge.
Celebrated composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in the family home on the third floor of the “Hagenauer House” in Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg.
The building was named after a merchant toy dealer, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712 – 1792), the owner of the building and a family friend to the Mozarts.
To celebrate the life and times of Mozart, the International Mozarteum Foundation installed a museum in the house on June 15, 1880. Over time the museum has been restructured and remodelled to become a cultural venue of the highest importance which attracts thousand of visitors every year.
The highest mountain in the Berchtesgarden Alps, Hochkönig entices skiers of all capabilities to discover the slopes and attracts outdoor holidaying families to its broad spaces and vibrant array of summer and winter activities with plenty of provision for beginners and children.
At 2,943m above sea level, the mountain has a variety of ascents and descents, with forests all around, and wonderful opportunities for skiing, including cross country and off piste for advanced while intermediates fare extremely well; snow boarding, horseback riding, nature walks, trail running, tobogganing, sledding all feature and more, according to the season.