• Skiing on Schmittenhöhe
      Winter Wonderland Zell am See-Kaprun

      #winterlove is... exciting glacier skiing with snow guarantee and romantic walks on a frosty lake

    Winter Love is... Skiing in a Picture-Perfect Panorama

    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.

    Zell am See-Kaprun ranks among the most beautiful and diverse winter sports resorts in the Alps: Skiing, snowboarding, free riding, night skiing, fun slopes for the kids and winter yoga for everyone - you name it, the region has it all. And to make it even better: You can ski in and out straight from your hotel in the heart of the villages. Can't get enough of skiing? Zell am See-Kaprun might be just your new favourite Austrian home away from home. Thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier pistes are open from October to June!

    #winterlove Moments in Zell am See-Kaprun

    View to Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

    A Winter Fairy Tale

    Embrace winter with all your senses in stunning surroundings. #winterlove

    • Winter holiday in the region of Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

      The Ultimate Ski Challenge

      The Trass on the Schmittenhöhe and the Black Mamba on Kitzsteinhorn are nerve-wrecking even for the most advanced skiers. Give them a go!

    • Summit breakfast at Kitzsteinhorn

      Salzburg's Highest Restaurant

      Combine dreamy mountain views and hearty food during a pit stop at Kitzsteinhorn's Gipfel Restaurant. At 3,029 m, it's Salzburg's highest foodie hotspot.

    • Stretching in the snow, Zell am See-Kaprun / Kaprun

      New Snow Adventures

      Make use of the weekly winter programme and try new activities such as mountain yoga, or explore the national park together with a ranger.

    winter in Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

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    Why We Love 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
    • Spectacular viewing platforms at Kitzsteinhorn, Salzburg's highest mountain
    • 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:

      • 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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    • 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
      • 38 km cross-country ski tracks
      • 42 km winter hiking trails
      Learn more about the Ski ALPIN CARD

    Winter Experiences in Zell am See-Kaprun We Love

    •                         Ski´n´Brunch skiing at sunrise on Schmittenhöhe / Schmittenhöhe


      Start into the day watching the sun rise on empty early-morning slopes, followed by a scrumptious brunch with brilliant mountain views.
      Dig in!
    •                         Kitzsteinhorn Top of Salzburg

      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 / Zell am See

      Night Slope

      On Schmittenhöhe mountain, skiing 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

      Insider's Tip: ICE CAMP - presented by AUDI

      Explore a world made of ice at the ICE CAMP igloo village on Kitzsteinhorn mountain, marvel at ice sculptures and lounge on the sun deck. Even the glass your cocktail comes in is made of ice - a truly refreshing experience!

      Step into a world of ice

    See the Winter Love: the Region's Top Views

    Events We Love

    •                         Spartan Race / Kaprun

      14 - 15 January 2023


      Winter Spartan Race

      The Spartan Race offers you a challenging fitness experience.
      Learn more
    •                         GP ICE RACE

      27 - 29 January 2023



      Get your adrenaline rush under extreme conditions and in an exceptional atmosphere.
      Learn more
    •                         balloonalps

      4 - 12 February 2023


      Balloon Alps

      Up and away: During the Balloon Alps, about 30 hot-air balloon will grace the skies of the region.
      Learn more
    •                         World Rookie Tour Finals

      20 - 25 March 2023


      World Rookie Tour Finals

      The Rookie Tour crew travels around the world to find the best Snowboard Freestyle youngsters!
      Learn more

    The Ski Resorts

    • Schmittenhöhe Ski Area

      • Altitude: 750 - 1,965 m
      • 77 km of slopes
      • 8 km ski routes
      • 28 lifts
      • 24 huts, restaurants & bars
          Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe, Zell am See
    • Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun Ski Area

      • Altitude: 768 - 3,029 m
      • 61 km of slopes
      • 10.5 km ski routes
      • 18 lifts
      • 17 huts, restaurants & bars
          freeriding Kitzsteinhorn mountain

    Taste the Winter Love: Our Favourite Dishes

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

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

    Winter Love Off the Piste

    Sustainable Winter Love

    Ski´n´Brunch skiing at sunrise on Schmittenhöhe / Schmittenhöhe

    Environmentally Conscious Skiing

    Eco-Pistes and Lifts in Zell am See-Kaprun

    And now, let's book your holiday...

    Tour Operator Packages

    Ski Club of Great Britain

    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB in 4* hotel (single occupancy) plus group skiing from £ 1.899 pp - book here


    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB from £769 pp - book here

    Iglu Ski

    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB from £ 1.279 pp at Hotel Tirolerhof
    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB from £ 1.509 pp at Hotel Salzburgerhof
    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB from £ 680 pp at Seehotel Sissi 

    Ski Solutions

    Flights and transfers, 7 nights HB from £ 1,049 pp at Grand Hotel Zell am See

    Freeriding at Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun

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