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.