Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

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    What Winter Dreams Are Made Of...

    When you are up on one of Zell am See-Kaprun’s groomed pistes, taking a breather, this is what you’ll see: A glittering lake way down below you; a natural panorama of snow-covered mountains all around; and way up, a glacier that beckons with snowy adventures all year round.

    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun?

    • 100% snow guarantee & extra-long skiing season from October to June
    • Easy access to three ski resorts (408 km of pistes) with the Ski ALPIN CARD: Choose between glacier skiing on Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe family & panorama ski resort - plus the entirety of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
    • Interconnected ski-in ski-out resort: Direct access from Kaprun town centre via the Maiskogel to Kitzsteinhorn Glacier thanks to new 3K K-onnection cable car AND direct access to Schmittenhöhe from Glemm valley with the new zellamseeXpress
    • Whether you look up at the imposing glacier or down at the sparkling Lake Zell, the views are pretty special
    • Picturesque, lakeside town centre of Zell am See

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    • Ski´n´Brunch skiing at sunrise on Schmittenhöhe

      1. Ski'n'Brunch

      Start your day right by watching the sun rise on empty early-morning slopes and then, a scrumptious brunch with brilliant mountain views.

      Dig in!
    • Panorama cabin of the 3K K-onnection gondola

      2. Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

      Led by a National Park Ranger, you'll experience 4 different climate zones and learn more about glacial ice and native eagles.

      Go explore
    • Night skiing in Zell am See

      3. Night Slope

      On Schmittenhöhe mountain, the skiing fun doesn't stop at sunset. Enjoy floodlit slopes and serene views over the lake and town, three times a week.

      Ski the night
    • ICE Camp at Kitzsteinhorn

    And off the piste...

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    • How to Get There

      By plane:
      The closest airports are Salzburg (80 km), Innsbruck (160 km) and Munich, Germany (200 km).

      By train:
      There are trains to Zell am See from all major surrounding cities:

      • Salzburg: direct trains (1.5 – 2 h)
      • Innsbruck: direct trains or 1x change in Wörgl (2 h)
      • Munich: 1x change in Wörgl or Schwarzach-St. Veit (approx. 3 h)

      By car:

      • From Salzburg: via Tauernautobahn motorway or via Germany
      • From Innsbruck: via A12 Inntalautobahn motorway, exit Wörgl
      • From Munich: via German motorway A9
      • From the east: via A1 Westautobahn motorway
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    • General Information

      2 ski resorts in Zell am See-Kaprun:

      • Schmittenhöhe
      • Kitzsteinhorn

      Cross-country ski tracks: 107 km

      Winter hiking trails: 42 km

      Ski schools in Zell am See-Kaprun: 11

      Ski Alpin Card: includes Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See & Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun

      408 km of slopes:

      • 199 km blue slopes
      • 163 km red slopes
      • 46 km black slopes

      121 lifts

      Learn more about the Ski ALPIN CARD
    • Schmittenhöhe Ski Area

      Altitude: 750 - 1,965 m

      77 km of slopes:

      • 30 km blue slopes
      • 28 km red slopes
      • 19 km black slopes (steepest slope 70%)

      8 km ski routes

      28 lifts:

      • 9 cable cars
      • 10 chair lifts
      • 9 drag lifts

      24 huts, restaurants & bars

    • Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun Ski Area

      Altitude: 768 - 3,029 m

      61 km of slopes:

      • 29 km blue slopes
      • 23 km red slopes
      • 9 km black slopes (steepest slope 63%)

      10.5 km ski routes

      18 lifts:

      • 9 cable cars
      • 6 chair lifts
      • 8 drag lifts

      17 huts, restaurants & bars

    The Region's Top Views

    Try These Delicious Dishes in Zell am See-Kaprun

    If you visit, be sure to have a taste of these local favourites...

    • Kaspressknödel soup from the panorama restaurant Franzl, Zell am See-Kaprun
    • Hotel Lebzelter - Kasnocken - traditional delicacy from Pinzgau
    • Bacon and bread, Zell am See-Kaprun region
    • Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce, Zell am See-Kaprun region
    • Apple strudel in the panorama restaurant Franzl, Zell am See-Kaprun
    • Sonnkogel Restaurant - Zell am See-Kaprun, meals created from the Sonnkogel restaurants own herbal garden

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