Cross-country skiing Cross-country ski tracks

You glide away from everyday life on narrow cross-country skis, always following the track, which leads you across meadows and beneath snow-covered trees. All you hear is silence and the sound of the skis in the snow: this atmosphere combined with the athletic training makes the Nordic sport of cross-country skiing so popular across all age groups. In Zell am See-Kaprun and the entire region, a total of 107 kilometres of cross-country ski tracks offers great variety. From flat tracks at the bottom of the valley, which are ideal for beginners, to the challenging high-altitude track on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier - there are guaranteed tracks to suit skaters and classic cross-country skiers alike.

Cross-country skiing in the valley and on the mountain in Zell am See-Kaprun

Varied winter holidays in SalzburgerLand | © Nikolaus Faistauer Photography
Skating or classic: cross-country ski tracks for every style

A tip for beginners is the Schlossloipe in Kaprun: with only a few metres of ascent, it leads mostly flat past the medieval Kaprun Castle. The Brunnwiesloipe and the Golfplatzloipe in Zell am See score with particularly beautiful views of the Kaprun glacier ski resort and the Hohe Tauern National Park. In addition to the flat cross-country ski tracks located on the southern shore of Lake Zell and in Kaprun, experienced skaters will find other favourites in the Zell am See-Kaprun area: Among others, the cross-country glacier track on the Kitzsteinhorn, which is open in autumn.

CROSS-COUNTRY MAP

Cross country skiing with a view | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Training on the high-altitude track

The cross-country ski track on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is ideal for high-altitude training and especially for cross-country skiers in good physical condition. It leads up to an altitude of 2,900 metres above sea level and can be used in autumn.  

ALTITUDE TRAINING

Cross-country skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn
Cross-country skiing in the evening: night tracks

As with night skiing, there is also something for cross-country skiers in the evening: several tracks in the region are always illuminated in the evening, and invite you to enjoy a sporty end to the day.

Cross-country skiing on an illuminated trail at night | © Sportalpen
Cross-country ski schools: cross-country ski courses

The region’s cross-country ski schools teach you the right technique for making fast progress on cross-country skis. Here, qualified instructors teach you classic cross-country skiing or skating. The courses can be booked as private lessons or group courses. In addition, there are also biathlon courses: a good opportunity to try out this challenging sport for yourself!

Cross country holiday | © Sportalpen
Cross-Country School Zell am See-Kaprun
Cross-Country School Zell am See-Kaprun

Kaprunerstraße
5700 Zell am See | Austria

Cross Country School Kaprun
Cross Country School Kaprun

Augasse 6a
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider
Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 21
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Rental of cross-country ski equipment

You can rent the equipment for your laps on the cross-country ski track from various sports shops in the region. In some cases, the cross-country ski schools themselves also offer rental of cross-country skis, cross-country ski boots and poles for both skating and classic skiing.

Bründl Sports Outlet
Bründl Sports Outlet

Augasse 1a
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Europsport Kaprun
Europsport Kaprun

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 15d
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Europsport Zell am See
Europsport Zell am See

Schillerstr. 4
5700 Zell am See | Austria

Cross Country School Kaprun
Cross Country School Kaprun

Augasse 6a
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider
Ski Dome I - Ski school & Intersport Oberschneider

Nikolaus-Gassner-Straße 21
5710 Kaprun | Austria

Sport Achleitner
Sport Achleitner
opened Opening hours

daily
00:00 - 00:00

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

Postplatz 2
5700 Zell am See | Austria

Sport 2000 Glaser
Sport 2000 Glaser

Sigmund-Thun-Strasse 20
5710 Kaprun | Austria