Stay cool: Welcome to the Ice Arena!
A snowy beach instead of a sandy one, a slide instead of a dive, a summer holiday at an altitude of 3,000 metres instead of the lakeshore: sure, Zell am See-Kaprun offers you all the typical summer holiday experiences, from a day of swimming on the lake to a hike to a cosy hut on the mountain. But that's not all! Did you know that you can enjoy winter again in the Ice Arena on the Kitzsteinhorn from 1 July?
The gondola lift effortlessly masters altitude metre after altitude metre: Starting from the centre of Kaprun, the region’s cable cars take you uphill to the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn at over 3,000 metres above sea level in record time. Here you enjoy a wintry glacier landscape - even in high summer, and appreciate a welcome cool-down with the most beautiful view.
In addition to viewing platforms that beckon with spectacular views of a sea of three-thousand-metre-high peaks, the Ice Arena will be the place to be on the mountain: it starts its summer season on 1 July 2023, and is our tip for the most beautiful way of cooling down.
5 Experiences in the Ice Arena
1 | Ready, steady, go!
A toboggan race is per se great fun in winter, but it is just as much fun in the glacier snow in summer. In the Ice Arena, you can hire sliding plates and toboggans and compete with your friends. A magic carpet brings you back to the start after a successful race.
2 | What a match!
There are moments when even adults become children again: And a snowball fight is surely one of them - especially if it is happening on a summer holiday. Watch out for the next snowball!
3 | The lounger is calling
You've made snowballs, built snowmen, have been sliding and tobogganing, and now you need a break? Well, a snowy beach with loungers is just what you need. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the panorama while you relax in the sun and cool your feet in the snow.
Very important: don't forget to bring sunscreen!
4 | Snack attack
To make your happiness complete, all you need now is a drink in your hand or a little snack to recharge your batteries: best be off to the Ice Arena Snack Bar then. Throughout July and August, you can treat yourself here to cool drinks and a snack in between
5 | On the Glacier Trail
The Glacier Trail is just perfect if you need a bit of exercise after your break on the lounger. The secured trail takes you right through stunning rock and ice formations, and lets you experience the habitat of the ibex, marmot, and golden eagle at close range.
We wish you lots of fun!