Ski Austria! More than a thousand years old, the traditional Tyrolean ski resort is surrounded by the breathtaking Kitzsteinhorn Glacier scenery of the Europa Sport Region. Overshadowed by neighbouring lively Zell am See, Kaprun is an underrated skiing destination in its own right. The year-round resort is good for group skiing holidays as it has plenty to do off the piste. Families will adore its Austrian authentic charm.
Skiing in Kaprun
Together with Zell am See, the two resorts make up the Europa Sport Region. The two regions have 130km of downhill skiing to enjoy spread across 81 individual pistes. Although they are bus-linked, the journey between the two is worth the extra variety granted. Locally speaking Kaprun has 59km with the highest lift sitting at 3,029m. Winter or summer, you can take advantage of the exciting glacier skiing. Zell’s lifts close around the middle of April, when attention turns to Kaprun for its year-round open lifts to glacier skiing(excluding a few weeks at the beginning of June). Beginners can reach their dedicated Maiskogel area by cable car from the village centre. With mainly red runs, the Kaprun area is best suited to those on intermediate skiing or snowboarding holidays. Advanced skiers will find tree-lined dare-devil black runs and steep moguls to bump down.
Snowboarding in Kaprun
Very much suited to freeriders and piste lovers, the slopes boast exciting snowboarding terrain. For an adventure you can hire a guide for the day to take you higher up to carve up the powder fields. There is a terrain park to catch some air.
Accommodation in Kaprun
The nightlife is surprisingly good with lots of bars and restaurants to enjoy. It’s possible to get a bargain skiing holiday for Kaprun as it’s a hidden gem of Austrian skiing. Check out our skiing holidays to Kaprun today!
|Resort altitude||775m||Skiing altitude||775m-3029m|
|Transfer time||1hr||Longest run|
|Total kms of piste:||132kms||Cross country|
|Snow canons||75%||Slope direction|
|Nursery area||Number of lifts||54|
|Night skiing||Snow making|
|Ski bus||Linked resorts|
|Summer skiing||Terrain parks||1|
|Half pipe||No||Tree runs||No|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|