Zell am See and the Kaprun ski areas

Skiing resort Areas Kaprun and Zell am See

Kaprun  and Zell am See are located in the heart of the Alps in the province Salzburg, they sit close together in a spectacular mountain in one of the prettier ski areas of Austria.

The holiday region of Zell am See Kaprun has over 14,000 beds and two million overnight stays are recorded  each year, making it one of the more popular holiday destinations in Austria. There is an abundance of fantastic views, beautiful flora and fauna in an Alpine setting. The Lake Zell offers opportunities for relaxation and well-being, golfing, hiking, and bathing are at the focus for the summer time program, but visitors can choose from many more activities as well.

During the winter seasons, 56 cable car and lift facilities take visitors up onto the mountains,  with 136 kilometers of pistes. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the perfect conditions of the Kitzsteinhorn Snow-park on the 2,600-metre-high glacier plateau.  Even in the summer you there is the possibility  of skiing down the glacier.  Both resorts Kaprun and Zell are family friendly.

Location map of Zell am See and Kaprun.

The lakeside, ancient market town of town of Zell am See and the alpine village of Kaprun, are located about  7 kms ( 4 miles) apart, next to the Hohe Tauern mountain range, with the key ski mountains peaks of Kitzsteinhorn 3.203 m, complete with glacier. The Maiskogel at 1.675 m both located above Kaprun, back across the valley above Zellamsee is the Schmittenhöhe / Schmitten which rises to 2.000 metres, and is topped by the Empress Elizabeth Chapel.

Empress Elizabeth Chapel on top of the Schmitten Above Zell am See

These are two charming resorts come with distinct traditional Austrian features.  Both resorts are well linked by bus and have access to the 138km of ski  runs, in three distinct ski areas, offering a variety of changes in scenery, altitude and attitude!

For those learning to ski there is a choice of ski schools with easily accessible nursery slopes, plenty of intermediate slopes and of course challenging black runs and with off-piste areas.

 View from the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Kaprun in the valley bottom and Zell am See in the distance

 

Kaprun  and Zell am See the Europa Sport Region Skiing Area

25 facts. For further information on the ski area and a ski map click on the link


  1. Skiing Altitude 755m-3000m
  2. Resort Altitude 755m (Zell am See)
  3. Piste length 138km
  4. Number of runs 53
  5. Nursery Slopes 13%
  6. Blue 40%
  7. Red 34%
  8. Black 13%
  9. Number of Lifts 57
  10. Drag lifts 30
  11. Chair lifts 15
  12. Cable Cars 12
  13. Direction of predominately slopes N/S/E
  14. Terrain Parks yes
  15. Half Pipe yes
  16. Cross Country Trails 200km
  17. Glacier skiing yes (October to June)
  18. Night Skiing yes
  19. Mountain Restaurants 20
  20. Snow making 80% of runs covered
  21. Resort Ski Bus yes, included in ski pass price
  22. Bus Linked Resorts Zell am See, Kaprun, Schuttdorf to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
  23. Traditional Après Ski yes in both resorts
  24. Austrian Alpine atmosphere yes.
  25. Spa / wellness yes Tauern Spa Kaprun opened its doors in November 2010.


    Tauern Spa Kaprun opened its doors in November 2010 and is well worth a visit on any day of the year

    Apartment Rental Accommodation in the Zell am See - Kaprun area?

    Looking for somewhere to stay for 3-9 people?  With the benefit of three bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms,  please consider staying at www.austria-holiday-apartment.com

     Austria Holiday Apartment in Kaprun sleeps from 3-9 with a view of the Kitzsteinhorn

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