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Winter holiday in Salzburgerland

Tobogganing, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Ski Touring and Nordic Walking in Zell am See-Kaprun.

In winter Zell am See-Kaprun turns into a sparkling white winter wonderland - there's no better way to explore the enchanting landscape than while pursuing winter sports. 

In Zell am See-Kaprun winter sports are a unique experience

Have you ever tried snow shoeing? It can be exhausting but beautiful in the middle of the mountains! If you don't feel like exploring the mountain world alone, you can choose to join one of the guided snow shoe and winter hiking tours at the Schmitten or at our Ski Schools. Regardless whether you opt for a short or long tour, there certainly is a lot to see.

Nordic Walking in wintry Zell am See-Kaprun

Nordic Walking is also a popular sport in winter. In Zell am See-Kaprun you will find numerous trails that are perfectly suited for Nordic Walking tours. The soothing full-body training in the midst of the picturesque mountain landscape of Zell am See is truly a delight.

Cross-country skiing 

As far as the eye can see, cross-country trails of a total of 40 kilometres in length wind their way all through Zell am See-Kaprun and into the neighbouring regions. Enjoy the "high trail" loop around the lake Plettsaukopf at the Schmitten. You'll have a wonderful view over the whole region up there!

Open Cross-country ski trails & map
See all open cross-country skiing trails and browse through our many cross-country trails in our interactive map.

Ice skating and ice hockey in Zell am See-Kaprun

Do you prefer gliding over ice? Then why not try ice skating or ice hockey? Depending on the temperature you can enjoy the frozen Zeller lake or head for the local ice rink.

Zell am See-Kaprun: tobogganing for young and old

Tobogganing is always fun, regardless if enjoyed with the whole family during the day or as a couple under moonlight. There are numerous tobogganing tracks between the Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe. Try the well lit toboggan run from "Köhlergrabe" through "Schmittental"! A special bus will get you there. At the Jausenstation Guggenbichl you can enjoy a 2km toboggan run as late as 11PM in the evening!

Don't miss to take a ride with the "Wintermärchen" Train. Starting in Zell am See the train will take you to the iced Krimmler waterfalls!

Hiking map
Browse thorugh our Nordic Walking routes!

Download our winter hiking map as PDF.

Ski Touring in Zell am See-Kaprun

Want to climb up the mountain with your touring skis? The Maiskogel is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts. The slopes are closed exclusively for ski touring every wednesday evening.

We've got brand new ski touring routes high up at the glacier Kitzsteinhorn which ensure enough snow even in autumn. They are called  the „Eisbrecher“ (Icebreaker) and the „Schneekönigin“ (Snow Queen) which run down beside the pistes. 

The „Schneekönigin“ runs from the Langwiedboden to the Alpincenter, negotiating 474 altitude metres. The „Eisbrecher“ also starts at the Langwiedboden but runs past the Alpincenter to the top station of the Maurer lift at 2.875 metres – with 899 altitude metres. All endurance athletes treasure training at these high altitudes where the „thin“ air has less oxygen. 

We've got great touring ski events in our region: the Aufi-OwiKitzsteinhorn-Schneekönig and Dynafit Kitzsteinhorn Extreme.

Are you interested in a different angle on the winter season and open for trying new sports? Then visit the Zell am See-Kaprun holiday region. Contact the tourism board for more information today.

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Awesome winter hiking at Schmitten
The winter hiking tour Nr. 28 on the Schmittenhöhe is one of the best trails in our region. It does not matter if you use snow shoes, touring skis or good hiking shoes – the way from the Sonnkogel to the peak of the Schmittenhöhe makes your dreams come true
Ice Skating in Zell am See
The frozen lake in Zell am See offers great fun and an excellent view on the beautiful mountains in the region.

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