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Zell am See and Kaprun ski holidays

With a choice of two resorts both with picturesque scenery, a great nightlife scene in Zell and 55 runs across 138km of slopes suiting all levels of skier and snowboarder, Zell am See and Kaprun is one of Austria's best loved ski areas.

 

They sit on the shores of Lake Zell with the surrounding mountains rising up to a peak of 3030m thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun (covered on your lift pass).

At a glance...

Head into Zell's charming old town for a magical medieval setting. Wander through the cobbled streets admiring the ancient buildings, many of which have been transformed in to hotels. For a more laid-back après scene with some stunning hotel, Kaprun is the place for you.

 

Zell's town comes alive at night and offers an evening of après as relaxed or up-beat as you like. There's plenty of choice so make sure you get out and explore this wonderful mountain town. 

On the mountain

On the mountain

Beginners will love the gentle slopes around the Scmittenhöhe in Zell am See, while intermediates and advanced discover the resort’s wide-open, tree-lined red and black runs.

 

The 3030m Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun has wonderful snowy slopes and is perfect for freeriding, plus it’s easily accessible via the brand new K-Connection lift from the village to the glacier. And just 15 minutes away you’ll find a further 270km of piste in Saalbach and Hinterglemm, just upgrade to the Salzburger Superski Pass for this.

Zell am See piste map

Zell am See & Kaprun resort stats

Resort altitude: 755m

Skiing altitude: 755m to 3030m

Ski area size: 138km in Europa Ski Region

Number of runs: 62

Range of runs: 40% blue, 44% red and 16% black

Lifts: 15 drags, 17 chairlifts and 15 cable cars

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 40km

Snowmaking: 100% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Off the mountain

Off the mountain

The centre of Zell am See is lively and picturesque due to its medieval history. There’s a great selection of shops, cafés and bars for breaking up all the skiing, and it becomes simply magical in the winter when Lake Zell freezes over! The town and most hotels are just a five minutes’ walk from the City Express gondola.

 

Over in Kaprun, it's a more laid-back atmosphere with a small but good choice of bars and restaurants. A few of the bars have classic après games such as bowling (with rustic wooden balls and pins) and hammerschlagen (hammer and nails game) for the brave.

Don't miss...

Don't miss...

Try winter classics like tobogganing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or go watch an ice hockey match. Or why not take a day out and head in to Salzburg. It's a stunning place and well worth a visit.

 

Zell has some great shopping and plenty of dining options too. There are lively bars and clubs for the night owls, or quieter cafés, bars and cosy stüberls for those looking for something a bit more laid-back.