Freeriding in Zell am See-Kaprun

An unforgettable powder experience

Freeriding in Salzburg stands for almost deserted slopes and untouched powder snow. On your own or together with native free-ride guides you can discover the winter wonderland Zell am See-Kaprun off the beaten track. Special freeriding workshops teach you how to stay safe on the slopes.

Finest powder, blue skies and pleasant tranquillity: a fantastic environment awaits you on the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. However, safety always comes first. Thus, before you lay fresh tracks in the untouched deep powder, make sure you are well prepared.

Kaprun‘s backcountry: ideal for free-riding

Since 2009 the Kitzsteinhorn has a free-ride info base where freeriders receive helpful advice and learn everything they need to know about Alpine dangers. Nevertheless, personal responsibility remains important. The advanced information system was developed by a team of local experts. Its aim is to prepare freeriders for their deep powder adventures. At the freeride info base you find out which routes are currently safe.

Freeride fun on the Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun

You will find a freeride info point at the start of each route. It offers information on the hillside’s condition and its dangerous areas. In addition, the info point features tips on skiing safely and ideal routes. Please note: the marked free-ride routes are not groomed. There are freeride camps too where you will learn all the necessary skills for even more freeride fun!

The Kitzsteinhorn hosts the X Over Ride, part of the Freeride World Tour Qualifiers too!

Duration: 4 min.
Das Kitzsteinhorn ist eines der beliebtesten Freeridegebiete in den Alpen: Mit absoluter Schneesicherheit, zahlreichen Routen in unmittelbarer Liftnähe und einem modernen Informationssystem bei dem die umfassende Aufklärung über alpine Gefahren und der Appell an die Eigenverantwortung im Vordergrund stehen.


Freeriding in Kaprun – your safety comes first

Skiing off the beaten track is an unforgettable experience. However, such an adventure holds certain dangers. Therefore you should pay attention to the following aspects:

 

You are a dedicated free-rider on the lookout for the perfect location? Then don’t hesitate and head for Zell am See-Kaprun! Contact the Tourist Information for Zell am See-Kaprun now and find suitable accommodation!

 

Freeride routes at the Kitzsteinhorn

Duration: 4 min.
Auf 2.900 m, zwischen der Bergstation der Magnetköpflifte und der Talstation des Gletscher-Shuttles, finden Sie den besten Einstieg zur ICE AGE Route. Die ca. 2.000 m lange Route führt unterhalb der Gipfelbahn durch das gesamte Kar. Nach einem steilen Hang, folgt ein eher flacher Bereich, dann ein steiles Mittelstück, das in Piste Nr. 2 mündet, die zu den Sonnenkarbahnen führt. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The best access to the ICE AGE route is at 2.900m, between the top station of the Magnetköpfl lifts and the valley station of the glacier shuttles. This 1200m route runs under the Gipfel lift, through the entire cirque. After a steep slope there is a flatter incline which is followed by another steep slope in the middle of the run. This run then joins the no.2 piste which leads to the Sonnenkar lifts.
Duration: 3 min.
Die Westside Story ist nicht nur die am westlichsten gelegene Freeride Abfahrt, sie ist auch die längste Route am Kitzsteinhorn. Sie startet bei der Bergstation Kristallbahn. Am Anfang muss hoch gequert werden (Snowboarder benötigen viel Schwung), um dann das ganze Schneefeld vor sich zu haben. ------------------------------------------------------------ The best access to the ICE AGE route is at 2.900m, between the top station of the Magnetköpfl lifts and the valley station of the glacier shuttles. This 1200m route runs under the Gipfel lift, through the entire cirque. After a steep slope there is a flatter incline which is followed by another steep slope in the middle of the run. This run then joins the no.2 piste which leads to the Sonnenkar lifts.
Duration: 3 min.
Die Left Wing beginnt links (Blickrichtung Gipfel) vom Gletscherjet II und der Langwiedbahn. Sie startet steil, kreuzt die Piste (gegen den Strom ist Vorsicht geboten!) und taucht wieder ein in das Freeride-Paradies des Langwiedgeländes. Je nach Windverhältnissen, kann hier feinster Pulver- oder Plattenbau auf Sie warten. --------------------------------------------------- The LEFT WING starts to the left (looking at the peak) of the Gletscherjet II and the Langwied lift. It beginns steeply, crosses the piste (be careful of others!) and comes out again on the Freeride paradise of the Langwied terrain. The finest powder or hard concrete is awaiting you, depending on the winter conditions.
Duration: 3 min.
Der Jump Run ist die beliebteste Route unter den Locals. Mit Naturpipes und natürlichen Kickern ist hier der Fun-Faktor am größten! Die Route quert von der 12er Piste raus in das offene Gelände und schon geht's bumpy weiter. Berühmtheit hat diese Strecke durch den X OVER RIDE erlangt. ------------------------------- The JUMP RUN is the most popular amongst the locals. The fun factor is the finest here, with its natural pipes and kickers. The route crosses from the no.12 piste out into open terrain and then gets bumpy. It has been made famous by the X OVER RIDE.
Duration: 3 min.
Power in den Oberschenkeln ist hier gefragt. Die Pipe Line ist zwar die kürzeste Route, gleichzeitig aber auch ziemlich bockig und buckelig. Mit der richtigen Balance machen Sie das Gelände und die natürlichen Pipes zu Ihrem Mitspieler. Das Gemütliche an der Route: Sie endet direkt bei der Langwiedbahn Talstation. ------------------------------------------------------- One needs powerful thighs here. The PIPE LINE is the shortest route but can be pretty spiteful and bumpy. However, with the right balance, this terrain, with its natural pipes, can become a team mate. The comfortable thing about this route is that it ends right at the bottom station of the Langwied lift.

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Freeride World Tour ***Qualifier at the Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun EN: http://blog.zellamsee-kaprun.com/?p=5072 DE: http://blog.zellamsee-kaprun.com/?p=5067

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