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Ski touring 

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

No one experiences the winter nature of the mountains closer than a ski tourer. You can train on the slopes and on the marked ski touring routes in the glacier ski area Kitzsteinhorn or on the ski touring mountain Ronachkopf in Thumersbach. But those who want the "real" ski tour experience, jump into the alpine terrain - for example with one of the many top-qualified mountain and ski guides. Enjoy pure downhill fun and start to a 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. 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.

Ski touring on the Maiskogel

The slopes on the Maiskogel belong to ski touring fans every Wednesday evening: Putting on skins, ascending and enjoying sweeping turns into the valley is possible until 8 pm. Well equipped with a headlamp and hot tea as refreshment, ski touring becomes a real experience.

Ski tourers can also use the slopes on the Maiskogel every day between 8 am and 6 pm.

The new ski touring route on the Maiskogel offers a safe alternative to the ascent at the edge of the slope. When you arrive at the top, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Salzach Valley. You return to the valley via the Maiskogel slopes.

 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.

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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.

ski touring equipment


Bründl Sports Maiskogelbahn valley station

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
09:00 - 17:00

Kitzsteinhornplatz 1b
5710 Kaprun

Europsport Zell am See

Schillerstr. 4
5700 Zell am See

Europsport Kaprun

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 15d
5710 Kaprun

Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 21
5710 Kaprun

Sport Achleitner

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
08:30 - 18:00

Postplatz 2
5700 Zell am See

Hervis Kaprun

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday
09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 13:00

Sigmund-Thun-Straße 22
5710 Kaprun

Sport2000 Schmitten

Schmittenstr. 125
5700 Zell am See

Sport2000 Areit

Flugplatzstr. 16
5700 Zell am See

Sport2000 Zell am See ski rental

Postplatz 4
5700 Zell am See

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
  • 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!