Skiing in Kaprun, Austria, is known for its excellent snow conditions thanks to the glacier, good nightlife, and beautiful surroundings. The mountains and the flat valley open up to summer activities and events throughout summer. The cabin lift, which is open all year round to take you up the Maiskogel, is new in Kaprun and also takes you to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier if you wish.
Kaprun ski area
Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel-Kaprun, Schmittenhöhe-Zell am See, and Lechnerberg are the major ski areas in Kaprun. Between 0.3 km and 6.0 km from the village centre, the ski resorts are situated. Kaprun is based in Zell am See, skiers and snowboarders can visit three ski resorts in Zell am See, Kaprun. Other well-known ski resorts in Austria include Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn.
It extends the skiing and snowboarding area throughout the winter and opens up more possibilities for hiking, biking, or climbing in the summer. In comparison to the high alpine glacier region, Zell am See is part of the same skiing region that provides slopes surrounded by trees. This offers a perfect combination of experiences during your winter sports break. Lake Zell is a warm (non-glacier) drinking water lake in the summer, where you can enjoy water sports during the summer.
Kaprun provides two main ski areas connected by a cabin lift on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain and the Maiskogel Mountain. First, you go up the Maiskogel from the centre of Kaprun and then continue, if you wish, to the Kitzsteinhorn. Usually, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier area in Kaprun opens halfway through October for skiing and snowboarding and typically closes at the end of June or mid-July. The glacier area provides several slopes that are easy to extremely difficult and ensures that you can ski or snowboard, even during a warm winter.
The ski lifts on the Maiskogel are usually open from December to early April since they are not at glacier altitude. It would help if you skied where you stay as most accommodation is situated next to the slope, which means no hassle with boots, boards, and skis. There are no long walks up the hills, no parking problems at the valley elevator. Winter sports in Kaprun can be enjoyed from mid-October until early summer.
You can now not only ski-in Zell am See, but also in Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang, and Fieberbrunn with your weekly Ski Alpine card. This enables you to ski 408 km of slopes in total. So, if you’re planning some winter sports holiday with nonstop skiing and snowboarding for snow, this place is excellent for you.
Often there are fresh pastry breakfast services available with delivery every morning at your doorstep at about 6.00 am. Want to go out to eat? If you’re going to eat out and enjoy après-ski in Zell am See Kaprun, there are enough restaurants and bars to satisfy all tastes.
Ski resort stats
Ski resort villages, distance from the town centre: Kaprun (0.3 km), Zell am See (8 km), Schüttdorf (6 km), Fürth (2.6 km), Zellermoos (6 km), and Bruckberg (5 km).
Elevation 768 m – 3029 m (Difference 2261 m)
Ski slopes: 61 km
Easy: 29 km
Intermediate: 23 km
Difficult: 9 km
Pistes for skiing: 10.5 km
Ski lifts: 21
The general season is: the beginning of October – the beginning of June
Summer activities in Kaprun ski resort
This famous resort is also a delightful spring, summer, and autumn holiday: enjoy the combination of snow and warmth in the valley. Why not mix it in the valley with golf, swimming (different (indoor) swimming pools, spa, and a stunning lake), hiking, cycling, mountain biking, waterskiing, sailing, tennis, and many more. You are in the middle of hiking trails and mountain bike paths throughout the summer.