Zell am See-Kaprun in the Winter
A unique world amidst glaciers and likes waiting to be discoveredZell am See and its neighbour Kaprun are known all over the world - even to those who aren't keen on skiing. This is certainly due to the natural beauty of the landscape, with grassy mountains, great swaths of the slate Alps, not to mention the majestic attractions of the Hohe Tauern National Park with its 3,000 metre peaks and glaciated plateaus. Here you are in the heart of the Salzburger Land - and arguably right in the middle of one of its most beautiful spots. The ski areas reach up to over 3,000 metres on the Kitzsteinhorn and down to about 800 metres near Zell am See. The only glacier in the federal state of Salzburg is used almost all year round, the other slopes are guaranteed snow from December - modern snow-making facilities make it possible.
- 77 km slopes
- 27 ski lifts
- 9 ski tours
- 30 huts & mountain restaurants
Chalets in Zell am See-Kaprun
About Zell am See-Kaprun
The region is divided into three ski areas with a total of 138 kilometres of slopes and 62 runs: Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel. The Kitzsteinhorn near Kaprun offers a skiing experience up to the summit and on the glacier. The neighbouring Maiskogel - now also connected to the Kitzsteinhorn by cable car - is an ideal area for families and beginners. The Schmittenhöhe is the local mountain of Zell am See and is considered the most beautiful panorama mountain in Austria. You can count 30 three-thousand-metre peaks on the horizon!
Here there is a lot to experience for experienced skiers, families and beginners alike. Professional ski schools offer challenging children's programmes, so that parents can ski down the slopes on their own. In addition to the ski runs, there are more than a dozen ski tours on offer that provide nature lovers with an extraordinary experience. The Trass downhill run into the valley is a classic among experts.
The ski area near Zell am See has a very special atmosphere and is unique thanks to its location. The 77 kilometres of slopes are very varied and offer magnificent views of Lake Zell and the sophisticated winter sports town. Most of the slopes are over 1,500m high and the highest point is on the 2,000m high Schmittenhöhe. The Zell am See ski pass is also valid in the Kaprun ski area, where the other 61 kilometres of slopes are located: 41 on the Kitzsteinhorn and 20 on the Maiskogel.
The ski area Zell am See-Kaprun in numbers:
Schmittenhöhe (Zell am See)- 77km of slopes
- 27 Lifts
- 9 ski tours
- 20 huts and mountain restaurants
- Funpark with the longest Funslope in the world
- Night skiiing
Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel (Kaprun)- 61km of slopes
- 23 Lifts
- 5 ski tours
- 14 huts and mountain restaurants
- Ski season from October to early summer
- 5 Freeride Lines
- 3 Snowparks & Austria's biggest Superpipe
- Family amusement park
What Zell am See-Kaprun offers skiersIf you're looking for something special, you've come to the right place: high, long, steep slopes for gourmets and comfortable, wide slopes for a relaxed family experience. Always present: the legendary mountain scenery.
Ski schoolsZell am See has a large selection of excellent ski schools for your ski course or snowboard lesson.
Teaching here is first-rate, with lessons defined by modern teaching trends and contemporary syllabuses. Schools offer complete packages for all levels of proficiency, whether you're a beginner looking to learn the ropes, or a more advanced skier keen to polish up on new techniques.
Lifts and slopesSchmittenhöhe:
11 blue slopes (25km) | 14 red slopes (27km) | 6 black slopes (25km) | 7 T-bar lifts | 10 chair lifts | 8 gondola lifts | 2 conveyor belts
Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel:
14 blue slopes | 13 red slopes | 4 black slopes | 8 T-bar lifts | 7 chair lifts | 7 gondola lifts
Ski passThe Zell am See ski pass is valid in both ski areas (Zell am See and Kaprun) and you can shuttle free of charge with the ski bus on presentation of a valid ski pass.
SkibusThe ski bus takes you quickly and free of charge from mountain to mountain with a valid ski pass.
Ski rentalRent a complete ski equipment, a snowboard or for example only skis without boots. You can choose from several shops, which normally work with 3 or 4 price categories. So you always have the right equipment at the best price.
Other winter activities
SnowboardingAt an altitude of 2,900 metres, the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark offers three different adventure worlds from easy to difficult and the legendary Superpipe. The Schmittenhöhe offers a large area for beginners and advanced skiers as well as the longest funslope in the world.
Cross-country skiingCross-country skiers certainly won't miss out in Zell am See! The picturesque surroundings around the lake and the wonderful view will always surprise you. The local cross-country trails (58km) are connected to the more than 200km long Pinzgau-Weg. Spectacular is the 3-kilometre long glacier path at 2,850 metres above sea level in the Kaprun ski area.
TobogganingFeel the wind in your hair on the maize toboggan run. Sharp curves, speed and excitement make for fun in the mountains, while you determine the speed yourself. If you don't use the brake at all, you can reach speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour. The toboggan run is located at Maiskogel near Kaprun, about 15 minutes by car from Zell am See.
Après-skiThe bear rages above the lake: 20 huts and mountain restaurants await you on the Schmittenhöhe alone. Insiders build their favourite bars into the descents down to Zell am See and stay everywhere for a sociable drink. Above Kaprun there are another 14 huts, including the famous summit hut on the Kitzsteinhorn with breathtaking views. Once you have finally parked your skis, Zell am See has all the attractions of the evening waiting for you: over 100 restaurants, bars and discotheques are open in the season!
Even more winter funSki tours and winter hikes with or without snowshoes are the top activities in the region. This is due to the fantastic panorama, which rebuilds itself at every corner and reveals unexpected views of the mountains and valleys. You will also have a lot of fun in amusement parks. Perhaps you would prefer to visit the city? In the snow-covered Zell am See, a fashionable place with many shopping possibilities, you can let yourself drift. Or enjoy your stay in a wellness spa.
What's on offer at Zell am See-Kaprun - in figures:Free connections between the ski resorts | 80 slopes| 34 mountain huts | over 100 restaurants and bars | 6 discos | 34 ski rental shops | 12 ski schools | 3 snow parks | 1 fun park
Holiday flats in Zell am See-KaprunZell am See has about 10,000 inhabitants all year round and is a real city. Kaprun is higher and smaller. Both are beautiful. View holiday apartments in the Zell am See-Kaprun ski area.
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