Zell am See-Kaprun: lakeside skiing with stunning views
Ski resort:
Zell am See - Kaprun

Zell am See-Kaprun in brief


Visit Zell am See-Kaprun for glacier skiing, night-time skiing, lake ice skating, panoramic dining and cultural attractions.

Resort name:

Zell am See-Kaprun


Salzburg, Austria

Nearest airport:

Salzburg Airport

Transfer time:

1.5 hrs (by car)


2,900 m (Kitzsteinhorn ski area)

Total ski runs:

138 km

Beginner runs:


Intermediate runs:


Advanced runs:



Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ski touring, hiking, ice skating, ice hockey, Nordic walking

Did you know?

Europe’s highest waterfall, Krimml, can be found less than an hour away from Zell am See-Kaprun. It has a drop of 350 m and is the fifth highest waterfall in the world.


Skiing in Zell am See-Kaprun


Zell am See is a scenic lake region in Salzburg that offers skiing via the resort towns of Zell and Kaprun, with the latter located close to a glacier. The area’s slopes are best suited to beginners and those with a little experience, although there are a few trickier runs to try, too.

There are three main areas to ski in. Schmittenhöhe has 77 km of slopes, including five runs that take skiers all the way down to the floor of the valley and lots of family-friendly features. Skiers can enjoy panoramic views of more than 30 mountains measuring over 3,000 m high.

Schmittenhöhe also has the longest fun slope in the world at 1.3 km, two zones for children, a night skiing slope and a ski movie run.

Kitzsteinhorn is the aforementioned glacier and offers 41 km of runs to enjoy. It is home to Gipfelwelt 3000, the highest panoramic platform in Salzburg province. The platform has an exhibition and lets visitors explore the inside of the mountain.

It also has three snowparks and the largest super-pipe for freestylers in the whole of Austria. There are 2 ski touring routes and almost 3 km of cross-country skiing on the glacier plateau.

Maiskogel is an area specifically for families and has 20 km of slopes along with ski schools, child-friendly restaurants and free parking with minimal lift queues.

Some of the lower-altitude slopes can become problematic on sunny days, leading to queues elsewhere, so bear this in mind before you set off for a day of skiing.

If you prefer the attractions of cross-country skiing, you’ll find 55 km of trails around the Zell am See-Kaprun region, including high-altitude runs and trails that can be skied at night. The runs connect to the Pinzgauer and Saalachtaler trail network for longer-distance skiing.




Photo credit ©Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus/Faistauer Photography


Hotel Grüner Baum 
Apartments Haus am See 
Hotel Neue Post - Apartments 
Haus Gerlinde 
Haus Wilhelmina 
Pension Alpenrose 
Adler Resort Kaprun 
Appartement Kaprun – Haus Rudolf 
Alm Appartement ZellamSee 
Villa Silvia 
Appartementhaus Schonpflug 





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