Zell am See-Kaprun in the winter

Your favorite ski destination!

Zell am See-Kaprun in the summer

Unforgettable holidays with breath-taking views

Zell am See is a true pearl of the Alps and ensures nobody leaves unimpressed. The town lies in a wide valley on a peninsula on Lake Zell, tucked behind the local mountain of Schmittenhöhe and distinctive limestone formations typical of the mighty Tauerns. Of course, you can also strap on the skis and explore this beautiful part of the world in an unforgettable way, with Zell am See and Kaprun being famous for their renowned descents. Would you like to become part of this enchanting winter wonderland? Become acquainted with the Residence Schönblick near the Areitbahn, directly between the lake and mountain, situated away from the hustle and bustle.

Family friendly

The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.


Explore a large number of kilometres of slopes and take long day trips with connections to other ski areas!


Cheers! After skiing, dive into one of the cosy après-ski bars.

About Zell am See-Kaprun in the Winter

About Zell am See

  • An attractive and lively city
  • 757 metres altitude, ski area Zell am See-Kaprun
  • Extremely charming and scenic location
  • A historic old town, cultural and leisure facilities
  • Diverse shopping possibilities
  • Ski pass valid in Kaprun and at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier
  • Extensive and versatile Après-Ski
  • Bus connection to the ski area Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang


An overview

Zell am See is one of the top addresses for winter sports. Everything that makes holidaymakers happy is gathered here in a very small space: a magnificent mountain panorama, a historic old town, a ski area up to glacier heights and a pulsating life with culture, enjoyment, sport and fun. The unique location on the lake completes the fairytale impression. At the same time, the slope infrastructure is impressive: even the cable car to the local mountain fascinates with its unusual, modern design.

Zell am See and the equally famous neighbouring village of Kaprun offer winter sports enthusiasts development and fun at a high level. Snow-sure slopes on the glacier, sunny descents with a beautiful view on the Schmittenhöhe and a cosy family ski area with a 7km long valley descent on the Maiskogel are just some of the highlights. The area offers an illuminated slope for even more slope magic at night (3 nights/week). The ski show, called SnowSpectacle, where ski schools show their jumps and tricks at the City Xpress valley station, is particularly recommended on Wednesday evenings (admission free, from 8pm). In addition to excellent skiing and snowboarding facilities, there are also plenty of opportunities for hikers and cross-country skiers. Other popular winter activities include snow-shoeing, tobogganing, skating, ice skating, horse riding and even Nordic walking.

Younger and more active people are particularly attracted to the area as there is a lot to experience here other than on the slopes. The town is very lively all year round and offers entertainment in the form of a cinema, swimming pool, fitness room, toboggan run and, of course, extensive après-ski locations, of which the "Crazy Daisy" and the "Pinzgauer Diele" are the most popular. Not to mention the comfort on and off the slopes: There is a huge selection of mountain huts and restaurants. The surrounding villages also have a cheerful and cosy après-ski atmosphere. Here you can enjoy life to the full. 

Zell am See enchants the visitor above all with the unique scenic beauty of its surroundings. The various mountain ranges line up behind the open, wide valley like in an Alpine picture book. The highest of them are right next door: at the Kitzsteinhorn next to Kaprun you can even ski on the glacier, resulting in it being ski season here nearly all year round. Also sightseeing attractions and cultural events are not to be missed out here. For example, a visit to Kaprun Castle is worthwhile. With a valid ski pass, the ski bus takes you quickly and free of charge from mountain to mountain, but can also be used for an occasional cultural trip.


Village infrastructure

Free ski bus to the ski slopes | sports shop | ski schools | bakery | supermarket | bank | ATM | 90 restaurants | bars | 6 discos | mountain huts


About the ski resorts

Zell am See and Kaprun are close together and yet quite different. The Schmittenhöhe, the local mountain of Zell, offers a unique panorama and illuminated slopes. Near Kaprun there are glacier slopes at 3,000 metres and the smaller, family-friendly Maiskogel.


Zell am See ski area

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 1500m high and the highest point is the 2000m high Schmittenhöhe. This is considered the most beautiful panoramic mountain in Austria. You can count 30 three-thousand-metre peaks on the horizon!


Kaprun ski area

Here you will find a further 61km of slopes with perfect snow conditions on the 3,029m high Kitzsteinhorn. The only glacier in the federal state of Salzburg is used almost all year round, the other slopes are guaranteed snow from December onwards, with the modern snow-making facilities making it possible. The neighbouring Maiskogel - now also connected to the Kitzsteinhorn by cable car - is an ideal area for families and beginners.


Ski pass

The Zell am See ski pass is valid in both ski areas (Zell am See and Kaprun) and with a valid ski pass the ski bus is free of charge.


Ski rental

The many ski rental shops offer everything from complete ski equipment and snowboards to skis without boots. You can choose from several branches, usually with 3 or 4 price categories, so you always have the right equipment at the best price.


Ski school

Zell am See has excellent ski schools for your ski or snowboard lessons. The ski and snowboard schools have been successful for the last 50 years. They offer modern teaching and follow the latest trends. The ski schools offer ski courses for all needs and target groups. Various ski courses for beginners, advanced, experts and advanced racers are offered. There is a large selection of ski schools, including Ski & Snowboardschule Zell am See, Outdo, AllMountain Skiguide Werner Schuh and Ski&Snowboard Spot Alpin.


Cross-country skiing

Zell am See offers excellent cross-country skiing opportunities! The picturesque surroundings around the lake and the beautiful view will always surprise you. The local cross-country trails (58km) are connected to the 200km long Pinzgau trail. Spectacular is the 3-kilometre long glacier trail at 2,850 metres in the Kaprun ski area.


Group-friendly holiday apartments in Zell am See-Kaprun

Our range of cosy chalets and holiday apartments reflects our focus on families, with many of our properties suitable for groups of eight people and more. With this in mind, it’s easy to find the perfect place to stay when visiting with friends or family groups.


Distance from your holiday apartment in Zell am See-Kaprun

The distance between Munich and Zell am See is about 165km. You can reach the town not only by your own car, but also directly by train - the Schnee-Express runs from northern and western Germany directly to Zell am See without changing trains. If you prefer to travel by plane, you can use the shuttle service from Salzburg or Innsbruck airport or hire a car.


  • Innsbruck approx. 147km
  • Salzburg approx. 98km
  • Munich approx. 205km

Train stations:
  • Zell am See
  • Saalfelden approx. 15km
  • Bischofshofen approx. 50km

Zell am See is probably the most centrally located city in the federal state of Salzburg. Within one and a half hours by car you can reach all important and interesting places including Innsbruck and Salzburg.
  • Kirchberg approx. 10km
  • Kitzbühel approx. 15km
  • Innsbruck approx. 80km
  • Salzburg approx. 95km

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Zell am See-Kaprun

Heights ski resort

2000 m
750 m

Slopes (total 77 km)

25 km
27 km
25 km


200 km

Ski lifts


Questions about Zell am See-Kaprun?

We are happy to help you out. You can contact us.
+31 (0)182 546524

Impression Zell am See-Kaprun in the Winter

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