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Kaprun

Holiday paradise at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
Holiday paradise at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.

The fantastic location between the picturesque Zeller See and the Kitzsteinhorn makes the small holiday resort of Kaprun the perfect holiday destination with biking and hiking trails at up to 3,000 metres above sea level and the glacier, which is 100% snow guaranteed and provides skiing fun between October and early summer.

The fantastic location between the picturesque Zeller See and the Kitzsteinhorn makes the small holiday resort of Kaprun the perfect holiday destination with biking and hiking trails at up to 3,000 metres above sea level and the glacier, which is 100% snow guaranteed and provides skiing fun between October and early summer.

The Pinzgauer town of Kaprun is located directly below the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. This mountain covered in snow and ice characterises the holiday town and attracts visitors from all over the world under its spell. Almost all year round you can go skiing here, as the Kitzsteinhorn mountain guarantees snow in the spring and autumn. At 2,900m above sea level, the glacier ski area ensures diverse skiing fun. The Maiskogel family mountain provides year-round tobogganing fun with the Maisiflitzer.

Summer on the glacier: Gipfelwelt 3000

The unique view of Austria’s highest mountains from the “Gipfelwelt 3000” at the top station of the Kitzsteinhorn gondola also attracts countless guests in summer. In the Cinema 3000 visitors get to know the flora and fauna of the mountain, in the National Park Gallery they experience the whole variety of the Hohe Tauern National Park. After a day at the glacier and on the panorama platform TOP OF SALZBURG, it is worth visiting the TAUERN SPA, where you can really relax in the indoor and outdoor pools – since winter 2019/2020 with new glass panorama pool including glacier view and more.

Bike fun in Kaprun

Whether picturesque valley bike paths, breathtaking freeride trails or crisp marathon routes – in Zell am See-Kaprun, mountain bike beginners, advanced and professional cyclists will always find suitable terrain under 242 kilometres. On the extra-long high-alpine downhill run from the Alpine Centre to the valley, freeriders overcome 12 km of track and 1,500 metres of altitude difference. The three Kaprun freeride trails offer pure riding fun!

 

Excursion Tip

The high-mountain reservoirs of Mooserboden allow visitors to marvel at the art of engineering. Buses go up from the Kesselfall parking lot in the Kapruner valley to the imposing, 107 metre high and almost 500 metre long dam. After a hike across the dam wall or a sporty tour of the Via Ferrata in the middle of the rugged cliffs of 10 peaks, a hike to the somewhat lower lying Fürthermoaralm, where the “Shepherd Toni” spends his many summers, is very rewarding.

Mooserboden in Kaprun.

© Johannes Heuckeroth | pfnphoto.com – Mooserboden in Kaprun.

Salzburg’s highest ski area: Kitzsteinhorn

Salzburg’s highest ski area with 61 kilometres of slopes is a paradise for passionate winter sport enthusiasts and is considered one of the most popular Free-rider areas in the Alps. Due to the high location of the Kitzsteinhorn at 3,029 metres, snow is guaranteed right into the summer. The snow park at the Kitzsteinhorn is one of the largest snow parks in the Alps, and has received several awards. Easy Park, Central Park and Superpipe form the core of the freestyle action on the Kitzsteinhorn in winter. At 160 metres long and 6.6 metres high, the biggest Superpipe in Austria is an absolute highlight for adrenaline junkies! On the 20km slopes of the Maiskogel, families will find perfect skiing conditions and for children, the Maisiflitzer toboggan run, which is open all year round on the Maiskogel, is a dream come true.

From Winter 2019/20 onwards, the new K-onnection cable car connection, with its two new cable cars, will take you over the Maiskogel to the 100% snow-guaranteed Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski area. This means Ski in – Ski out for all guests of the town of Kaprun, who can easily reach the valley station of the MK Maiskogelbahn cable car on foot or by ski bus.

 

Contact

Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
+43 6542 770
Brucker Bundesstraße 1a
5700 Zell am See
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