Zell am See-Kaprun is celebrating St. Patrick's Night in its medieval castle Saturday, March 20.

At the start of the ‘Sun, Snow, and Part Week', Kaprun is hosting the ‘Burg goes Irish' night, which kicks off at 8 p.m. The celebrations begin with a fire in the castle court, followed by a performance of the Kaprun Line Dancers. Other highlights include live bagpipe music, Irish folk tunes from the band Tunnagan, and an Irish whiskey tasting.

Tickets cost €18 per person (or €15 for an advanced sale) and are available at the Kaprun Tourist Information in the resort or online.

The ski area of Zell am See-Kaprun boasts a good snow record and 138 kilometres of downhill runs. The 57 pistes are suitable for all abilities and freestyle fans will find three snowparks to practise tricks on, one of which features a six-metre-high superpipe.

There's also a well-prepared network of more than 200 kilometres of cross country trails, winding their way through Zell am See-Kaprun and into the neighbouring regions. The glacier here has been praised as one of the best freeriding areas in the Alps, due to its snow reliability and the varied off-piste terrain close to the lifts.

More information