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Kaprun - glacier skiing in Salzburger Land!



Kaprun (786 m) is located at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn, approx. 7 km from Zell am See. The area first became well known through the establishment of the first glacial ski area in Austria. The pretty houses lie in the shadow of the Kaprun Castle, which is considered to be the town's landmark. The touristic opportunities are large. Besides various descents for skiers and snowboarders, cleared winter hiking trails, cross-country trails and a unique landscape are waiting to be discovered. Fun and action can be found in the indoor pool, at the bowling alley or whilst paragliding. Those seeking rest can also relax in the sauna.

Ski
With the lift pass "Ski Alpin Card" you can ski in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Fieberbrunn as well as in the ski resorts of Zell am See/Kaprun on an amazing 408 km of pistes. All under the motto "1 ticket, 3 regions, endless mountains".

In Kaprun you have access to 138 kilometres of pistes and over 47 modern lifts in the two ski areas Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe as well as in the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn, which extends up to 3,203 m above sea level.

With the ski pass "Kitzsteinhorn-Kaprun" (low season) you can use the snow guaranteed ski area of the same name. With its 41 km, it offers mostly medium-difficulty pistes for beginners and pleasure skiers. Wide carving pistes and long, sporty descents, such as the 5 km long piste from the mountain station of the Magnetköpfl lift, make the heart of a skier beat faster. From Kaprun you can reach the glacier with the Gletscherjet and the Panoramabahn or from December 2019 with the K-onnection directly from the centre.

From Zell am See you can quickly reach the ski area at the Schmittenhöhe (2,000 m) with the CityXpress, the TrassXpress or the Schmittenhöhebahn lifts. This is particularly suitable for experts. The approx. 4 km long Trass descent is considered to be the most difficult in the entire ski area. A total of five freeride routes and a comprehensive information system with an infobase and info points are available. Freeriders can, for example, let off steam on the open ski area under the Sonnkogelbahn lift.

The Maiskogel ski area, on the other hand, has a large number of wide and blue pistes, making it particularly suitable for families. At the Maiskogelköpfel lift you will also find the longest run in the ski region, about 7 km long.

For freestylers, each of the three ski areas has its own snow park with tables, slides and jumps. Freeriders will also find plenty of opportunities. A total of 5 freeride routes and a comprehensive information system with infobases and info points are available. At the Schmittenhöhe, for example, you can let off steam on the open ski area under the Sonnkogelbahn lift.

As a special service, the ski areas around Zell am See and Kaprun offer free Wi-Fi at various hotspots throughout the ski area. You can easily access the Wi-Fi network and surf the Internet, download the latest snow reports or post pictures.

From December 2019 the Schmittenhöhe will be connected to the ski circus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The brand new zellamseeXpress now departs from Viehhofen in Glemmtal. Six cabins have a jukebox to which you can connect your music. There is also a ski bus between Viehhofen and Vorderglemm. By 2023, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and the ski area Zell am See-Kaprun are to merge completely. This will make the merger the largest contiguous ski area in Austria.

Après ski is written big in Zell am See and Kaprun. Numerous cosy huts and snack stations are a major skier's magnet during the day. Especially recommendable is the aprés ski bar "Schnaps-Hans" on the Schmittenhöhe or the quaint and cosy "Pinzgauer Hütte".

The evenings can be spent partying in numerous aprés ski bars, pubs and discos in Zell or Kaprun. In bars and clubs called "Karambar", "Crazy Daisy" or "Diele" night turns into day.

Various further activities like tobagganing (day & night), ice skating, cross-country skiing or visiting the pool complex with sauna add to the large offer of leisure time activities. Those who like to aim high, can try a parachute jump, glide with a kite over the region or enjoy the lovely view from a glider. A stroll through the pedestrian precinct with its shops and cafes is also worth while.

Cross-country skiers will certainly not get a raw deal in and around Kaprun and Zell am See! The picturesque landscape surrounding the Zeller lake is the ideal terrain for the Nordic disciplines. Zell am See and Kaprun provide 38 kilometres of trail. Kaprun itself offers approx. 25 km, one of which is a 3 km long high-altitude/glacial run (2,900 m) at the Kitzsteinhorn. This tour will be a real highlight in the winter holidays for all cross-country skiing fans!

Zell am See offers up to approx. 13 km of diverse trails. The circuit course on the frozen lake is a special treat! It can however, only be accessed when the quality of the ice allows it, and for a fee. The high altitude run of Zell (1,300 m) is accessible in just five minutes taking the CityXpress! The 3 km trail is ideal for the classic style and lead the skier along the beautiful scenery of the Schmittenhöhe. Night tracks can be found in Kaprun as well as in Zell am See, both with a length of approx. 3 km.

If this is still not enough, you can find further 200 km of trails in the skiing region, incl. the Saalbach and Pinzga trails.

Skiing region
Highest point ski area3.029 m
Lowest point ski area760m
Village height786m
Number of lifts121
Number of drag lifts37
Number of chair lifts38
Number of cable cars46
Total pistes408 km
Green/blue pistes197 km
Red pistes167 km
Black pistes408 km


Kaprun | Kaprun (786 m) is located at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn, approx. 7 km from Zell am See. The area first became well known through the establishment of the first glacial ski area in Austria. The pretty houses lie in the shadow of the Kaprun Castle, which is considered to be the town's landmark

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Top hotels in Kaprun

Hotel Gasthof Zur Muhle, Kaprun

Hotel Gasthof Zur Muhle

   Score 10/10 out of 1 reviews

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with outdoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Pension Bergheil, Kaprun

Hotel Pension Bergheil

   Score 10/10 out of 1 reviews

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • Airplane (01/01 - 12/31/2022)
  • No transport provided
Hotel Martini, Kaprun

Hotel Martini

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with parking  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Kaprunerhof, Kaprun

Hotel Kaprunerhof

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with indoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Gasthof Mitteregger, Kaprun

Hotel Gasthof Mitteregger  

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with indoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Hotel St. Florian, Kaprun

Hotel St. Florian

   Score 8.9/10 out of 2 reviews

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with parking  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Antonius, Kaprun

Hotel Antonius  

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with outdoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Aparthotel Adler Resort Kaprun, Kaprun

Aparthotel Adler Resort Kaprun

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with parking  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Sonnblick, Kaprun

Hotel Sonnblick

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Hotel Toni, Kaprun

Hotel Toni  

   Score 8.7/10 out of 2 reviews

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel near to ski slope  
  • Airplane (01/01 - 12/31/2022)
  • No transport provided
Ihre Pension Trauner, Kaprun

Ihre Pension Trauner

   Score 8.1/10 out of 5 reviews

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with indoor pool  
  • No transport provided
Alpenparks Hotel Apartment Orgler, Kaprun

Alpenparks Hotel Apartment Orgler  

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
  • No transport provided
Alpen Wellnesshotel Barbarahof, Kaprun

Alpen Wellnesshotel Barbarahof

Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

    • No transport provided
    Das Alpenhaus, Kaprun

    Das Alpenhaus

       Score 9.1/10 out of 1 reviews

    Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

    • Hotel with outdoor pool  
    • Airplane (01/01 - 12/31/2022)
    • No transport provided
    Hotel Zur Burg, Kaprun

    Hotel Zur Burg  

    Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Pension Monika, Kaprun

    Pension Monika  

    Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Gasthof Hotel Neuwirt, Kaprun

    Gasthof Hotel Neuwirt

    Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

      • No transport provided
      Hotel Kunstleralm, Kaprun

      Hotel Kunstleralm  

      Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • No transport provided
      Bernhard, Kaprun

      Bernhard

      Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

        • No transport provided
        Tirolerhaus Appartments, Kaprun

        Tirolerhaus Appartments

        Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

          • No transport provided
          Alpenkonigin, Kaprun

          Alpenkonigin

          Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

            • No transport provided
            Tunzendorfer Wirt, Kaprun

            Tunzendorfer Wirt

            Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

              • No transport provided
              Pension Baranek, Kaprun

              Pension Baranek

              Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

              • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
              • No transport provided
              Aparthotel Waidmannsheil, Kaprun

              Aparthotel Waidmannsheil

              Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

                • No transport provided
                Apartment Elto, Kaprun

                Apartment Elto

                Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria

                  • No transport provided

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                  Clients remarks about Kaprun


                  10

                  Corina, group of friends 01/13/2020DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  zona centrala




                  10

                  Angela, group of friends 04/14/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  Have been going to Kaprun for over 25 years, absolutely love the place and will continue to visit, hopefully, for years to come.




                  10

                  Pavel Dan, group of friends 01/10/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  Foarte Buna




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                  Meda, group of friends 10/23/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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                  topor vasile, family with children 01/11/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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                  Malovi, family with children 01/10/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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                  Gabriela, group of friends 12/02/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler




                  10

                  Bogdan N, family with children 02/03/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  Kaprun si Zell am See ofera un pachet foarte interesant pentru familia noastra.




                  9

                  Claudiu, family with children 01/25/2015DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  Statiune linistita, super pozitie fata de partiile de ski, exista si o piscina-spa fff frumoasa si de asemenea scumpa! Centrul la 10 minute pe jos lejer!




                  9

                  Tita, group of friends 07/10/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                  Un loc de unde poti vedea multe din frumusetile Austriei:soseaua alpina, varfurile de 3000 de metri, cascade, orase important




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                  Cosmin, group of friends 01/05/2014DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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