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Zauchensee ☆☆☆☆

8th January 2009 permanent link

Times visited:twice
Last visited:today (January 2009)
Rating:Very good

Zauchensee is quite high by Austrian non-glacier standards, 1350 to 2200 metres, and a north-facing bowl at the head of its valley, so should be pretty reliable for snow. Snow was certainly good when we were there last Easter (but then snow was good everywhere in Austria last Easter). There are three main lifts. Two of them offer longish, interesting and family-friendly blue runs, but the runs down from the highest lift, the Gamskogel, are too long and difficult for a four year old.

My days at Zauchensee were family outings, but there looks to be lots of off-piste potential for real boarders. My ex-colleague Scott, a far more experienced boarder than I am, raved about it. These Finnish guys were impressed too.

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