Altitude: 757-3029 Meters

Zell am See - Kaprun in short

  • Great all-round ski area
  • Pretty tree-lined skiing
  • Stunning views from the slopes

The Europa Sportregion ski area is made up of the ski areas of the resorts of Zell am See and Kaprun, including the ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier above Kaprun. The charming village of Zell am See is nestled amongst the eponymous lake and the surrounding mountains. More than 30 years have passed since the first skiers tackled the ski slopes of Mounts Breiteck and Hirschkogel and, today, the Zell am See and Kaprun ski area covers nearly 140km of versatile slopes. The ski pass allows free use of the shuttle service between Kaprun and Zell am See.

The ski area at Zell am See offers pretty, tree-lined skiing ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers although there are several black runs for the more demanding skier. The views from the peak at Schmitten Pfiff overlooking the lake, with the breathtaking Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and the Grossglockner in the distance, will make even the keenest skier stop for moment to contemplate the surroundings. Kaprun offers an excellent range of slopes including some very high-altitude skiing, with, of course, guaranteed snow. The Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn ski areas offer challenging runs, while the Schmitten and Maiskogel are better suited to families on their ski holidays in Zell am See and Kaprun. The Maiskogel is tailor-made for your budding little skiers. The Kitzsteinhorn is particularly popular among freeriders and there are various snow parks where snowboarders can practice their tricks.

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Wide variety of pistes, ideal for challenging any level of skier. Nice wide slopes for practising carving as well as ski touring through the backcountry.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Zell am See - Kaprun


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes59 km Drag lifts17Start of the seasonNovember
Red slopes51 km Chair lifts16End of the seasonMarch
Black slopes28 km Gondola lifts17Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train1Min. altitude757 m
Total138 km Capacity99266 Pers./HourMax. altitude3029 m

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Skiing for every level

Kaprun's Maiskogel ski area has a 7km long valley run where families can ski in confidence with great views of the mountain landscapes. In Zell am See you'll find one of the world's longest funslopes. Meanwhile, the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier boasts world-class snow park facilities, including Austria's largest superpipe. The area around Zell am See - Kaprun is well set up for ski touring, with various routes for exploring the backcountry. The Ronachkopf mountain opposite Zell am See has a groomed uphill track and a more than worthy 2.5km descent (plus a mountain hut where you can stop to grab a drink!) for those who have earned their turns. Cross-country skiers, don't miss a trip to the high-altitude trail on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. And be sure to visit the Top of Salzburg panorama platform to enjoy the view from the top of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.

Off-piste & freestyle in Zell am See - Kaprun

Snow parks 5Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Super Ski Card EUR 151.00 EUR 281.00
Ski Alpin Card EUR 131.50 EUR 263.00

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Super Ski Card EUR 151.00 EUR 303.00
Ski Alpin Card EUR 146.00 EUR 292.00

Blogs about Zell am See - Kaprun

2 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Authentic Austrian villages and traditional charm define skiing in Austria. But that doesn’t mean the Austrians don’t know how to party – in fact, après-ski was basically invented here! The ski areas in Austria offer a wide variety of terrain for every taste and budget, from the glitzy slopes of St. Anton to the family-friendly resort of Mayrhofen. We’ve narrowed down the top 15 ski resorts so you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next ski holiday, whether it’s a family bonding trip or ... More ›

8 March 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

If you've already been to Zell am See - Kaprun, then you know it's an amazing ski area with loads of pistes to choose from. That being said, there are a few that stand out among all the others! On this list you'll find our top 5 choices for the best pistes in the Zell am See - Kaprun ski area. Do you agree or would you add another one to the list?... More ›
(Photo: © Schmittenhöhebahn AG)

6 February 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Zell am See - Kaprun has around 135 kilometres of pistes, spread out along the Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel. Thanks to the new zellamseeXpress, it's also easy to reach the Skicircus. Zell am See - Kaprun offers reliable snow cover thanks to the glacier pistes on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. But it's not just about the skiing here - in this article we've laid out 10 things you can't miss on your next ski holiday in Zell am See - Kaprun.... More ›
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7 December 2019 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

It's official: you can now reach Zell am See from Viehhofen! Saturday marked the completion of the last portion of the zellamseeXpress, which links the Glemmtal to the Schmittenhöhe. The new lift joins two of Austria's biggest ski areas: Zell am See-Kaprun and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn.... More ›
(Photo: © Zell am See - Kaprun)

1 November 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Snow cover is one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday. There's nothing worse than arriving at your skiing destination after a long summer and finding the hills still green and covered in flowers! It's a little hard to ski without snow, and since we've all experienced this horrorshow at least once in our lives, we've learned to scope out ski resorts with guaranteed snow at the moment of booking our holidays. If you're planning on going skiing in Austria this year, here are 10 Austrian ... More ›

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Zell am See - Kaprun

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The information applies for the ski area of Zell am See - Kaprun. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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