The perfect location for your winter holiday

Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, freerider or freeskier - Zell am See-Kaprun is the place for those who love great downhill runs and appreciate absolute snow reliability on the glacier.

Three snow parks, marked ski touring climbs & freeride routes, the night skiing programme and the cross-country ski glacier track on the Kitzsteinhorn provide plenty of variety. Sitting still on your winter holiday? No chance!

Maximum room to move is guaranteed on the 408 kilometres of pistes covered by the Ski ALPIN CARD! Since last year’s winter, the ski pass has been linking the three premium ski regions Skircircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and the snow-reliable glacier Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and ensures pure fun on the pistes.

Just as one of the longest fun slopes in the world and the black "Trass" - a downhill run with over 1,000 altitude metres and a gradient of up to 70% on the Schmittenhöhe. Action & adrenalin kick included.

8 reasons for winter holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun

  • Endless skiing pleasure
  • 100% snow reliability
  • Health is a priority
  • Ski-In Ski-Out
  • Booking without worries
  • Freeride hotspot in the Alps
  • Glacier, mountain and lake combined
  • Top freestyle setup for everyone
Endless skiing pleasure

The new 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 Fieberbrunn,  Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. Glacier included.

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.

Health is a priority

During the 2020/21 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 mountain railways of the Ski ALPIN CARD. All measures of the companies in Zell am See-Kaprun can be found here.

Ski-In Ski-Out

With the new K-ONNECTION, you can ski-in ski-out directly from the centre of Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort, where snow is guaranteed. The new zellamseeXpress enables direct access from the Skicircus to the Schmittenhöhe panorama & family ski resort. The ski bus is included free of charge in the Ski ALPIN CARD and modern ski depots at the lower termini make a comfortable skiing holiday without car possible.

Booking without worries

Numerous accommodations of all categories in the region offer 100% planning security, so you can look forward to your winter holiday. Many of the establishments have been awarded the official "Trusted CLEANLINESS" certificate by TrustYou for their strict COVID-19 hygiene measures. In addition, free of charge cancellation and rebooking options are offered for this special winter season.

Freeride hotspot in the Alps

The Kitzsteinhorn is famous for its deep-snow pistes. Freeriders not only appreciate the powder snow on the glacier, but also the five signposted routes. The "Freeride Info Base" and the Info Points at the access point to the deep-snow pistes provide important tips on safety in the terrain and inform about the current avalanche warning level. Workshops for beginners and the advanced are offered on "Freeride Monday".

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.

Top freestyle setup for everyone

The world's best freestylers regularly prepare here for international competitions. The three snow parks on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, with kickers, rails and boxes, offer a variety of setups for beginners as well as experts and pros. The extra-long freestyle season runs from October to May.

freeriding at the Kitzsteinhorn - freedom on 3000 m | © Kitzsteinhorn
Powder snow feeling:

Freeride XXL

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Freestyling in Zell am See-Kaprun, Österreich | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH
Kicker & Rails:

Snow parks

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Ski´n´Brunch in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
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Event tips for winter

As contrast to exciting days on and off the pistes in Zell am See-Kaprun, action-packed events provide even more winter sports fun.



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.