The construction of the new spa complex continues, the architects for the Kaprun scheme can be found at www.skyline-architekten.at and via the attached link there are artists impressions of how the the finished complex will look.
Estimates are being made about the expected number of visitors to the complex. In the Salzburger Fenster website article there is speculation that once built there will be between 270,000 to 350,000 visitors during the course of the year.
At the higher end of the figures this comes in at about 1,000 visitors a day. Based on an opening time of say 12 hours and say a 4 hour average stay, it comes to having around 333 in and around the complex at any one time. This may sound high but considering the size of the complex, and experience of similar spas in the Gastein valley ( Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein), the numbers do look to be realistic.
I am not aware of any costings being announced, but I would expect these to be published nearer to completion and in line with the fees with the spas in the Gastein valley.
Anyway what ever the numbers and the cost, I feel sure that it will be worth waiting for.
Work on the construction of the spa continues amidst reports of the best skiing conditions for 25 years! Across the northern hemisphere there would appear to have been an abundance of snow. Reports upon reports of snow followed by snow. Ryanair and Easyjet were quick to pick up on the excellent conditions and the possibility of an extended ski season, increasing their sales efforts for flight tickets to ski resorts.
There is still plenty of snow, and skiing and boarding to be had the ski website "if you ski" and the On the Snow website give regular updates as to the conditions and the amounts of snow around, have a look for yourselves!
There are some excellent ski holiday deals to be had for example at austria-holiday-apartment there is over £100 to be saved in their late offers. It will cater up to 9 people, and at a discounted £749 offers great value. The snow is even guaranteed on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier (close to Kaprun - Austria), where it is possible to ski all year round.
Excellent snow, discounted accomodation and good flights is an excellent combination to get your snow fix.