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Ski touring Zell am See-Kaprun

Ski Touring on and away from the Ski piste in the Zell am See-Kaprun region

The alarm goes off early. Everyone is still sleepy at breakfast. But the first look out of the window promises a sensational winter's day in the mountains. Putting on the skins, it's still bitterly cold. You can see your breath in the air. The first few steps of the ski tour are still a bit awkward and the body only slowly achieves its physical working capacity. The higher you get, the closer you get to the sun and the more you get into your stride. You are nearly there. Once arrived at the summit, the joy is overwhelming and the view is the reward for all the effort. Skins off, rucksack on, ski boots tightened, click-clack into the ski fittings, one more look around and off you go downhill through pristine powder snow. This is the reward for getting up early and the sweat-inducing ascent.


away from the pistes, off into nature

Nobody gets as close to the wintry nature of the mountains like ski tourers in open terrain. Many of them can be seen in the Zell am See-Kaprun region - and they are becoming more and more. Training takes often place on the pistes and on the marked ski tours in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort, the Schneekönigin (snow queen) and the Eisbrecher (ice breaker). Anyone who is looking for a "real" ski touring adventure should go into open alpine terrain, to places that can only be reached by physical strength; places where you know what to do or where you join someone who knows what to do. There where wintry elements have shaped the alpine landscape and where, apart from pure downhill bliss, also the dangers of the Alps are ever-present. This is where ski tourers are happy. Get this kick and go on ski tour in the mountains of the Zell am See-Kaprun region.


a mountain for Ski tourers

In Thumersbach, opposite Zell am See, there is an entire mountain just for ski tourers - the Ronachkopf. There where the chairlift used to take skiers to the Thumersbach ski resort, there is now a groomed uphill track and a beautiful downhill piste for winter mountaineers. With a length of 2.5 km and a difference in altitude of approx. 500 m, fantastic panoramas and a beautiful route are waiting for you. Having had a stop at the cosy Enzian hut, the downhill ride on the piste is well deserved.

 


Schneekönigin & Eisbrecher

These are the names of the two ski tours in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. These ski tours have a great advantage - they are open from October most of the time and make an early season start possible. The altitude adds a great training effect. Both tours start at the Langwiedboden. The Schneekönigin tour ends after 474 altitude metres at the Alpincenter, while the Eisbrecher tour finishes after 1.019 altitude metres at the upper terminus of the Maurer lift. A stop at the Alpincenter is a must before returning to the starting point via the best pistes or through open terrain.

 


 guided Ski tour to the Tristkogel

The ski tour to the Tristkogel is a classic. The tour is easy to reach as the starting point is directly at the Langwiedboden gondola lift terminus at the base of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. The tour leads from there through beautiful terrain with great views to the Kitzsteinhorn. The summit is reached after approx. 660 altitude metres and the tour takes approx. 3 hours. Even though the tour is not overly difficult, the steep ascent to the summit has some "special features". Certified mountain guides offer this guided tour with perfect guiding once a week. This tour is even more fun with the right know-how and experience and turns into a great alpine experience.


many other Ski tours ...

... are waiting for you in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Especially the Pinzgau Grass Mountains offer excellent conditions in high winter. Ski tourers go on the longer tours into the world of the Hohe Tauern in spring when the powder snow turns into firn snow. Ski tourer dreams come true with classics like the Hohe Sonnblick, Hocharn or Großvenediger. Many top-qualified mountain and ski guides offer their services in the Zell am See-Kaprun region and look forward to take you into the alpine world of the Salzburg Mountains.


your Ski tour Rucksack must contain this:
  • Warm spare clothes
  • Weatherproof clothes & equipment
  • Hood, gloves, ski helmet (if required)
  • Sun glasses- & ski goggles
  • Sun protection cream for the skin
  • Ski crampons on tours in spring
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  • Avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, shovel
  • Plenty of food & beverages

  • Information about the weather & avalanche warning report
  • Map material & tour information
  • Mobile phone & emergency numbers
  • Camera & binoculars (optional)

When are you planning to spend your next ski tour holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region? If you too want to experience the most beautiful ski tours around the Hohe Tauern or the Pinzgau Grass Mountains, then book your next holiday in our region now or contact us directly. See you soon in powder snow!