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.
|Families & Children|
“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.„
|Blue slopes57 km||Drag lifts15||Start of the season12 October|
|Red slopes55 km||Chair lifts16||End of the season21 July|
|Black slopes26 km||Gondola lifts15||Glacier|
|Off-piste0 km||Train1||Min. altitude757 m|
|Total138 km||Capacity90184 Pers./Hour||Max. altitude3029 m|
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 4||Tables|
Ski pass prices (low season)
|Low season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Zell am See - Kaprun||EUR 116.00||EUR 233.00||5 Years old|
|Super Ski Card||EUR 141.00||EUR 264.00||6 Years old|
Ski pass prices (high season)
|High season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Zell am See - Kaprun||EUR 130.00||EUR 260.00||5 Years old|
|Super Ski Card||EUR 141.00||EUR 283.00||6 Years old|
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is getting even easier to reach with the inauguration of the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection in the 2019-20 ski season. Thanks to a new tri-cable gondola and a second monocable gondola, it will no longer be necessary to rely on the ski bus to reach the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski area. The first phase of the project was completed for December 2018 and saw the opening of the new MK Maiskogelbahn and multifunctional Kaprun Center. The 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection... More ›
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The Skicircus is poised to become the biggest ski resort in Austria thanks to a recently announced merger with Zell am See – Kaprun. Scheduled to be complete by the year 2023 if all goes well, the merger would see a new gondola and new pistes linking the two ski areas. Skiers and snowboarders would be able to start a ski day on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier at an altitude of 3029m, head up the Maiskogel and into Kaprun, then take a short ski bus to Zell am See to join up with the Schmittenhöhe, ba... More ›
The information applies for the ski area of Zell am See - Kaprun. During the ski season information is updated daily.
|No. of slopes open||1|
|Open lifts||7 from 48|
|Toboggan run open||open|
|20 Mar||4 tobogganing tracks in the Skicircus|
|15 Mar||Skiing and the environment: The impact of a ski holiday|
|14 Mar||Skiing technique: How to control your speed|