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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.
|Highest point ski area||3.029 m|
|Lowest point ski area||760m|
|Number of lifts||121|
|Number of drag lifts||37|
|Number of chair lifts||38|
|Number of cable cars||46|
|Total pistes||408 km|
|Green/blue pistes||197 km|
|Red pistes||167 km|
|Black pistes||408 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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