Enjoy the Alps at their very best in Austria, Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

Winter sports paradise

Alps at their very best

Do you love skiing, ski touring, cross-country skiing or snowboarding? Or a lot of it all at once? Then we welcome you to the winter sports paradise of Zell am See-Kaprun.
Explore a diverse range of pistes for beginners and experts, a wide selection of snow parks and fun slopes, ski touring routes and stunning landscapes as well as cross-country ski tracks in the valley and on the glacier.

8 reasons for Zell am See-Kaprun

  • Endless skiing pleasure
  • Winter sports variety for everyone
  • 100% snow reliability
  • Panorama & Pure Enjoyment
  • Booking without worries
  • Health is a priority
  • Ski In/ Ski Out
  • Glacier, mountain and lake combined
Endless skiing pleasure

The Ski ALPIN CARD offers endless skiing pleasure on 408 kilometres of pistes, and just one ski pass covers three ski resorts: Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang FieberbrunnSchmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. Glacier included.

Winter sports variety for everyone

The wide range of winter sports on and off the pistes ensures a maximum of experiences. The programme includes ski touring routes, guided snowshoe and winter hikes, Nordic sports including cross-country skiing on the glacier and more. Freeride routes as well as snow parks and fun slopes promise active holiday moments. The weekly programme offers activities every day: from hiking tours by torchlight to winter yoga.

100% snow reliability

Did you know that the Kitzsteinhorn ski resort is located on a glacier? This fact guarantees snow from October to early summer and provides fun on the pistes almost all year round on your skiing holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun.

Panorama & Pure Enjoyment

The Schmittenhöhe, with its wide range of pistes and huts as well as the brilliant panoramic views of Lake Zell and the mountains, is an absolute highlight of the region. Culinary delights are served at food stations on the mountain and the Ski'n'Brunch event attracts early risers with freshly groomed pistes.

Booking without worries

Numerous of the region’s accommodation establishments offer 100% planning security and the joy of looking forward to your winter holiday. Many of the establishments have been awarded the official "Trusted CLEANLINESS" certificate by TrustYou for their strict hygiene measures in connection with COVID-19. In addition, many establishments offer free cancellation and flexible rebooking options for the 2021/22 winter season.

Health is a priority

During the 2021/22 winter season, all establishments, restaurants and accommodations will apply the highest safety measures. A COVID-19 Code of Conduct, which aims to protect all guests and employees, has been drawn up by the ski resorts of the Ski ALPIN CARD. All measures of the companies in Zell am See-Kaprun can be found here.

Ski In/ Ski Out

The K-ONNECTION takes you directly from the centre of Kaprun to the snow-reliable Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort. In addition to three access points in Zell am See, the Schmittenhöhe also offers a connection to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and is therefore the hub of the Ski ALPIN CARD. The ski bus is included free of charge in the Ski ALPIN CARD, and ski depots at the valley stations make a comfortable ski holiday without a car possible.

Glacier, mountain and lake combined

Only in Zell am See-Kaprun you will find a glacier ski resort, mountains and a unique alpine lake panorama combined in one region. Enjoy the view to Lake Zell while skiing in Schmittenhöhe panorama and family ski resort and taking your turns in the fresh glacier snow on the Kitzsteinhorn.

Our recommendations

Hotel Latini - das Wolhfühlhotel

**** Zell am See
Spacious wellness area & walking distance to the cable car 

Berghotel Jaga-Alm

*** Zell am See
Directly along the pistes

Hotel Tauernhof

**** Kaprun
Spacious wellness area with indoor pool

TAUERN SPA Zell am See-Kaprun

****Superior Kaprun
4*S spa hotel

Hotel Sonnblick

**** Kaprun
Recently renovated & exclusive spa area

ever.grün KAPRUN

**** Kaprun
New opening: Alpine-urban lifestyle

Das Romantikhotel Zell am See

**** Zell am See
Romantic atmosphere & tradition in the heart of the Zell am See old town 

AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Central Zell am See

Zell am See
Walking distance to the cable cars and the centre

Das Alpenhaus Kaprun

**** Kaprun
4* wellness hotel with indoor pool

Hotel Barbarahof ****Superior
Adults Only 14+

****Superior Kaprun
4*S adult hotel

Experiences in winter

We have put together a selection of possibilities and offers for you. You enjoy all the freedom for a winter full of experiences!

Ski touring mountain in SalzburgerLand | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Winter nature experience:

Ski touring

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Kitzsteinhorn glacier freeride tours | © Kitzsteinhorn
Powder snow feeling:

Freeride XXL

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cross country ski track with connection to the cross-country ski trail Pinzgauer Saalachtal | © Faistauer Photography
In the valley & on the mountain:

Cross-country skiing

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Freestyle Ski Rail on Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn
Kicker & Rails:

Snow parks

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Yoga in Zell am See-Kaprun  | © Artisual
Full of variety:

Weekly programme

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Schmittenhöhehöhe, Kitzsteinhorn winter | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Endless skiing pleasure:


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Safe holiday

Travelling in times of COVID-19

As an internationally renowned travel destination, Zell am See-Kaprun meets the highest standards: quality, trust and safety as well as the health of all guests and locals have top priority here in all areas. This also applies to the handling of Covid-19 and the related safety measures and hygiene regulations.

Nature also offers the opportunity for a wide range of leisure and sports activities with plenty of space and freedom.

There are comprehensive testing facilities (for both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests) on site.

FFP2 masks as well as rapid tests can be purchased at the local pharmacies.

Booking without worries: Many accommodation establishments offer free of charge cancellation and rebooking options.

We guarantee the highest safety and hygiene precautions at excursion destinations, cable cars & sights as well as in the accommodation, recognisable among other things by the "Trusted Cleanliness" certification.

Top medical care through the regional Tauernklinikum hospital as well as through numerous general practitioners and specialist practices.


Zell am See-Kaprun is not only situated in the heart of Austria, it is also in the heart of Europe.
This makes an easy and fast arrival possible.

By Plane

Salzburg Airport is 80 km and Munich Airport is 200 km away from Zell am See-Kaprun. Many bus and shuttle services operate at both airports.

By Train

Zell am See train station is situated directly in the town centre and is easily reached thanks to convenient connections.

By Car

Using the main transport routes and motorways, you reach Zell am See-Kaprun in just 1.5 hours from the city of Salzburg and within 2.5 hours from Munich.