Zell am See - Kaprun
The Zell am See - Kaprun ski area includes the two Austrian ski resorts of Kaprun and Zell am See offers, including the new link with Saalbach, just under 350km of slopes. The Europa Sport Region ski pass allows you to ski or snowboard in the ski resorts of Kaprun and Zell am See and on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier which is close to Kaprun. The glacier, with skiing above 3000 metres, guarantees great conditions throughout the season. There is a free ski bus that runs between the resorts and the glacier.
Ski resorts in Zell am See - Kaprun
Kaprun is a spacious village with snowsure slopes on its Kitztenhorn glacier reaching 3,203 metres, ensuring a long season from October to May with summer skiing possible even after the winter season. It has a variety of pistes to suit all and has a family friendly feel, so is a great choice for skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
The lakeside resort of Zell am See adds a twist on the archetype of Austrian ski resorts. Recently linking with Saalbach by gondola and unlocking over 350km of slopes, Zell am See is an attractive medieval town littered with historic buildings. This year round resort offers a variety of skiing with access to three mountains including Schmittenhöhe area.
Skiing in Zell am See - Kaprun
The area offers guaranteed snow and slopes that are ideal for intermediate skiers. Skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is great for intermediates and beginners, there is a good range of wide reds and blues with a few black runs. There are several drag lifts so it not ideal for those learning to snowboard although there is just about enough terrain accessible by chairlifts if it is your first week on a board. The glacier also has a number of off-piste and freeride trails.
The majority of Zell am See’s Schmittenhöhe are nice tree lined runs, again offering a good range of blues, reds and a couple of blacks. Zell am See has some challenging runs for a small area, but most intermediates will enjoy being able to explore the Schmittenhöhe. The views from Schmittenhöhe are stunning which overlook the valley and the Lake Zeller from below. For beginners, the perfect area is Maiskogel which is situated above Kaprun as it has gentle cruisy beginner runs as well as being very picturesque.
Ski Holidays in Zell am See - Kaprun
Kaprun is a pretty, traditional Alpine village and is just a short bus ride from the glacier. Accommodation in both Kaprun and Zell am See are hotels which are mainly located about a five minute walk away to the City Express gondola. Off the slopes there are a wide range of activities such as ice skating, curling, toboganning and snowshoeing or even a city break to nearby Salzburg. Restauarants, shops and bars are in abundance from relaxed bars to those with a energetic après ski.
During Summer, Kaprun's glacier remains open due to all year round snow.
Best of Zell am See - Kaprun
Best bars -
- Crazy Daisy, Zell am See
- Off Piste Bra, Zell am See
- Murrays Irish Bar, Zell am See
- GinHouse, Zell am See
- Baumbar, Kaprun
- Pavillon, Kaprun
- Skyline, Kitzsteinhorn
- SchnapsHans Bar, Schmittenhöhe
Best restaurants -
- Mayer's, Zell am See
- Kupferkessel, Zell am See
- Zum Hirschen, Zell an See
- Bio Burger Factory, Zell am See
- Steinerwirt, Zell am See
- Hilberger, Kaprun
- Dorfstadl, Kaprun
- Panorama Restaurant Margarethenstein
Best ski runs -
- Trassabfahrt, Zell am See
- Sonnengratpiste, Zell am See
- Jedermann slope, Zell am See
- Red 20, Schmittenhöhe