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      Zell am See-Kaprun - Winter Holidays the Austrian Way

      Get the best of the Alps in Zell am See-Kaprun offering a myriad of possibilities for winter holidays - from the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the panorama mountain Schmittenhöhe to crystal-clear Lake Zell!

    Top quality snow, three ski areas, fun slopes for the young and the young at heart, as well as fascinating snow parks and freeride routes make Zell am See-Kaprun one of the most attractive winter sports regions in Austria. No matter, if skier or snowboarder, pleasure carver, freerider or family with kids - the ski areas Glacier Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel Kaprun as well as the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See cater to every winter sports fan! To make the deal even better, the resort has an extra long season from October to May, thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. And with the Ski ALPIN CARD, skiers can conquer a total of 408 km of pistes!

    For those looking for alternative winter activities there are snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter yoga, torchlit night hikes, and so much more to choose from - the possibilities are nearly endless!

    After a long day out and about, treat yourself to a well-deserved break at the Tauern Spa Zell am See-Kaprun Resort, or in one of the other wellness and thermal resorts in the region, and relax in the sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin, or pool.

    The new and innovative version of Après-Ski in Zell am See-Kaprun is called "Après-Chill", where culinary delights meet open fires and calming music, guaranteeing a cosy get-together at the end of the day.

    Winter Holidays the Austrian Way!

    winter in Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

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    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun

    • Top snow quality & extra-long skiing season from October to May thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
    • 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 whole 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 the new 3K K-onnection cable car AND direct access to Schmittenhöhe from Glemm valley with the zellamseeXpress
    • Whether you look up at the imposing glacier or down at the sparkling Lake Zell, the views are always stunning
    • Spectacular viewing platforms at Kitzsteinhorn, Salzburg's highest mountain at over 3.000 metres above sea level
    • Picturesque, lakeside town centre of Zell am See

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    General Information

    • 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 for a sustainable way of arrival:

      • Salzburg: direct trains (1.5 – 2 h)
      • Innsbruck: direct trains or via Wörgl (2 h)
      • Munich: Change in Wörgl or Schwarzach-St. Veit (approx. 3 h)
      • Vienna: direct trains several times a week (4.5 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

      Attention: Due to extensive renovations of the Ofenauer and Hiefler tunnels as well as the Werfen tunnel chain, there will be obstructions on the A 10 Tauern motorway in Salzburg from mid-September 2023 until June 2024. Please always check the latest traffic news before you travel.

    • Facts & Figures

      2 ski resorts in Zell am See-Kaprun: Schmittenhöhe / Kitzsteinhorn

      • 138 km of slopes
      • 46 lifts
      • 41 huts, restaurants and bars
      • 11 ski schools


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

      • 408 km of slopes
      • 121 lifts
      • 107 km cross-country ski tracks
      • 42 km winter hiking trails

    Workout the Austrian Way

    •                         Family skiing on the Schmittenhöhe, Zell am See

      Family Skiing

      In the Schmittenhöhe ski resort, beginners and junior skiers enjoy wide, perfectly groomed family pistes. Don't forget to visit Schmidolin's Dragon Park!
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      Pristine Powder

      On the Kitzsteinhorn, 3,000 metres above sea level, top quality snow and five designated freeride routes await.
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    •                         Langlaufen auf der Höhenloipe

      Nordic Sports

      Nordic sports fans can enjoy 107 km of perfectly groomed cross-country slopes, one even on the glacier, and three floodlit for a night excursion.
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    Mindful Winter Moments

    •                         Winter hiking in Zell am See-Kaprun

      Winter & Snowshoe Hiking

      Discover the region's most beautiful side of winter on a snowshoe tour or a winter hike.
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    •                         Couple in the Skyline Pool at the Tauern SPA Zell am See-Kaprun

      Tauern SPA Zell am See-Kaprun

      Sooth and relax your aching muscles in a 20,000 sqm spa area, aqua and sauna world, with great views of the surrounding peaks!
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    Culinary Delights in Zell am See-Kaprun

    •                         Culinary delights on the moutain in Zell am See-Kaprun

      Summit Restaurant Kitzsteinhorn

      Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the highest restaurant in Salzburg (3,029 m above sea level) with the region's peaks at your feet.
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    •                         Culinary delights at a ski hut, Zell am See-Kaprun

      Sonnkogel Restaurant

      Enjoy dishes refined with local herbs, collected from the restaurants' own herbal garden, home-made lemonade, and specialties like "Alm Gröstl".
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    •                         Culinary delights at the Panorama Restaurant Franzl, Zell am See Kaprun

      Panorama Restaurant Franzl

      The restaurant, inspired by the imperial-royal era, welcomes you with panoramic views, culinary delights, a stylish bar and an open fireplace.
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    Away from the Slopes

    •                         Shopping in Zell am See-Kaprun

      Shopping in Zell am See

      Take a leisurely stroll through the pedestrian area in the town of Zell am See and discover new trends, or find a little souvenir for your loved ones at home.
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    •                         Enjoying the atmosphere in the old town center of Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

      Discover History, Technology and Nature

      Explore the world of the Hohe Tauern, marvel at vintage cars, or experience the wonders of technology in one of the museums and exhibitions.
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