Freeriding on the Kitzsteinhorn 5 freeride routes in Zell am See-Kaprun

The first turn in pristine terrain and the feeling of flying through feather-light powder: Freeriding exerts a very special fascination. The Kitzsteinhorn is the right place for you if you too love to ski in powder snow. In the high alpine glacier ski resort in Kaprun, you can expect top snow quality at an altitude of 3,000 metres as well as five designated freeride routes.

Keep up to date: The Freeride Info Base

The Freeride Info Base at the Alpincenter on the Kitzsteinhorn and at the Info Points at the access points to the freeride routes provide you with information about the current conditions off the secured pistes. Here you will find all the data about the designated routes, the weather and snow situation, the current avalanche warning level and information about the equipment. You can also test your avalanche transceiver at the avalanche transceiver checkpoint. Using a topographical map, the Info Base shows the gradient of the slopes, potential danger spots and the route’s most beautiful freeride lines.


 Information is also available from the Info Base | © Kitzsteinhorn
Freeriding in Zell am See-Kaprun with a mountain guide

The region's qualified ski and mountain guides will be happy to assist you on your tour off the secured pistes: they will accompany you on your off-piste adventures and ensure safety due to their experience. In addition, they score with local knowledge and know exactly where the best powder snow is waiting for you.


Freeride routes near the lifts in the glacier ski area | © Kitzsteinhorn
Your Freeride Monday

Another offer for all freeriders in Zell am See-Kaprun is Freeride Monday: Every week, local experts from the SKI DOME Oberschneider Ski School and Hartweger's Ski & Snowboard School share their knowledge with you. Skiers and snowboarders from the age of 13 can take part in Freeride Monday and receive valuable skiing technique and safety tips. There is a programme for beginners (Start Up) and an Advanced programme for advanced freeriders with existing basic knowledge.

Freeriding in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn

Preparation is everything: The most important tips for your freeride day

  • Know the avalanche report

  • Learn how to use avalanche equipment

  • Use a map and tour information to find out about your downhill run

  • Pay attention to the weather forecast and weather development

  • Never go into the terrain without full equipment

  • Equipment includes: Avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, possibly an airbag