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.
Zell am See-Kaprun
Heights ski resort
Slopes (total 77 km)
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