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Kaprun (Austria)

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Kaprun in short

  • Height: 786 metres
  • Glacier skiing with 100% guaranteed snow
  • A separate lower family ski area
  • Pleasant atmosphere

Kaprun is located in a picturesque setting in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in Austria. Part of the Zell am See - Kaprun ski area, this cosy, family-friendly ski resort gives access to an extensive ski area with high-altitude runs and guaranteed snow thanks to the breathtaking Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Next-door Zell am See completes the offer, with lower-altitude skiing through the trees in a pretty setting on the edge of Lake Zell.

The ski area at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier can be reached via cable car, but Kaprun itself has a small and neatly arranged ski area called the Maiskogel, if you don't fancy the drive. Once you reach the glacier you will find that beginners, in particular, are in for a treat. The ski slopes here are wide and neatly arranged, which makes them ideal for long practice sessions. Snowboarders have not been forgotten either, as there's a great fun park with a half pipe. From the winter season 2019/2020, the two ski areas of Kaprun, the Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn, will be connected via a new gondola lift.

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Latest review by Peter H

“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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Three ski areas to explore

Reachable by gondola from just outside the village centre, the ski area at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier offers high-altitude skiing with reliable snow cover from autumn through spring. The ski area has 40km of pistes in total and is appropriate for both beginner and advanced skiers. Freestylers will be happy to know there's an extensive snow park with kickers and rails, and freeriders can explore five off-piste lines on the glacier. Further down the mountain and practically in the village itself is the Maiskogel ski area. Its slopes only go up to 1675m above sea level and the runs are mostly blue, but this tame, accessible ski area is the perfect place to learn if you're just taking your first foray into skiing or snowboarding. The long-awaited lift connection between the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is finally coming to fruition, making it much easier to ski both ski areas in one day. If you're looking to cover some different terrain, the ski pass also allows skiing on the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe at Zell am See. In total, the Zell am See - Kaprun ski area has around 135km of slopes.

Child-friendly ski area

Like Zell am See, Kaprun is a wonderful destination for family ski holidays. This is especially true in the winter, however, as the glacier ski area can become overrun by intimidatingly fast skiers in the spring and autumn. In the winter months, the practice lift in the village provides the perfect place for children to take their first turns in a safe and relaxing setting. The easy-to-reach Maiskogel ski area also has blue and red runs, great for the whole family to ski together.

Partying in Kaprun

The après-ski here is varied and you can find just about anything from the more traditional "stubes" to the more modern "dancing on tables" type of nightclub! Umbrella bars dot the pistes, enticing skiers and snowboarders to abandon the slopes a little early and drink the afternoon away with their ski boots still on. Down in the village the party continues, with a host of bars and a lively nightlife scene. Must-visit après establishments include the Baumbar and the Pavillon.

Winter activities in Kaprun

Once you come down from the slopes you can try out the Optimum Sports Centre with indoor pool and fitness studio, indoor tennis and squash court - if you're not exhausted from your day on the slopes! There's a small ice skating rink, sledging possibilities, horse sleigh rides and a bowling alley. Cross-country skiers will also be in their element, with 58km of trails to explore. For a different angle to the sport, don't miss a trip on the Glacier trail on the Kitzsteinhorn. Here you can go cross-country skiing at 2850m above sea level! Winter hikers, in their turn, will be rewarded for their hard work and can enjoy a delicious meal at the Tauernblick mountain restaurant at an altitude of 1091m above sea level. Other hiking trails include the trail that follows the Kapruner Ache, a river that flows through an impressive mountain range.

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Weather in Kaprun


Heavy showers with occasional thunderstorms

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Frost line

2541 metres


4 mm


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Frost line

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10 mm
Kaprun Nationalpark Gallery
Après-ski & nightlife in Kaprun
Restaurants 25
Bars & cafés 10
Discos 1
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Kaprun
Number of Ski Schools 7
Number of Ski Instructors
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons
Ski lessons
Snowboard lessons
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Facilities in Kaprun
Number of hotels 26
Number of hotel beds 3200
Number of tourist beds 3200
Supermarkets 3
Tourist information for Kaprun
Name Kaprun Information
Telephone +43 6547 8080
Distance to Kaprun
Distance from Brussels approx. km
Airport Salzburg approx. 90 km with bus service
Train station Zell am See approx. 8 km with bus service
From the highway approx. 49 km 51-minutes drive
Kaprun for the children
Childcare from 24 months
Number of hours of childcare
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Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name Dino, Bobo
After skiing in Kaprun
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails 20 km
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run