A sparkling lake, powerful mountains and glacier-covered peaks. The heart of Austria awaits you.
The Austrian holiday region of Zell am See-Kaprun is located in Pinzgau in the SalzburgerLand and combines the best of the Alps. The picturesque region lies between the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn, the hiking paradise on the Schmittenhöhe viewing mountain and the crystal-clear Zeller See. The TAUERN SPA Kaprun and the Leading Golf Course are further holiday highlights of the region.
The Austrian holiday region of Zell am See-Kaprun is located in Pinzgau in the SalzburgerLand and combines the best of the Alps. The picturesque region lies between the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe and the Zeller See. In addition to the Schmittenhöhe, there are two premium ski areas in the immediate vicinity: Skicircus and Kitzsteinhorn. The TAUERN SPA Kaprun is another holiday highlight.
The holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun combines active winter and summer fun. The Zell am See lake as a centre for activities on and around the crystal-clear waters is embedded between glaciers and imposing mountain peaks. Whether you go for a winter walk along the lake through a landscape covered in deep snow, go ice skating or take a „Sternenschifffahrt” boat trip in Advent – at the Zeller See you can enjoy many varied hours of holiday fun. In summer, the lake invites you to cool off wonderfully. If you want to, you can relax in one of the numerous lidos or on a boat tour or go sailing, stand-up paddling or water skiing.
The TAUERN SPA and the Summit World 3000 are among the highlights of the region. In the TAUERN SPA can you relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, and enjoy sauna, massages and treatments. The Panorama Platform TOP OF SALZBURG on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain in Kaprun offers a wonderful view of the Alpine giants. In the 3000 Cinema visitors get acquainted with the mountain’s flora and fauna and in the National Park Gallery you can experience the full diversity of the Hohe Tauern National Park. A highlight for golfers: From April to November, the Leading Golf Course with Championship- and Friendship Courses „Schmittenhöhe” and „Kitzsteinhorn” with 36 holes, offer enough space for ambitious golf beginners as well as professionals to practice their ball artistry.
Whether on picturesque valley bike trails, breath-taking Freerider Trails or crispy marathon routes, mountain bikers, from beginners to professionals, always find a suitable terrain on the 242 kilometres in Zell am See-Kaprun. On the extra-long Alpine descent, from the Alpine Centre down into the valley, Freeriders conquer the 12km circuit and 1,500 metres descent. The three Kaprun Freeride Trails offer pure biking fun! Whoever prefers to spend their spare time active and outdoors, can explore the Run & Walk Park for mountain runners and Nordic walking in Zell am See-Kaprun. Hikers and climbers find their paradise in Zell am See-Kaprun on approximately 400km of hiking trails at all altitudes. On the Schmittenhöhe several children’s hiking trails with play stations around the adventures of the dragon Schmidolin entertain the whole family. Kids and adults can put their skills to the test at the rapid e-motocrossing at “Schmidolin’s Fire Chair” on the Areit. The region has made a name for itself far beyond its borders with major sporting events such as the IRONMAN 70.3 or the Grossglockner Ultra-Trail.
Winter Fun in Zell am See-Kaprun
Whether a skiing beginner or carving Pro – 408 kilometres of downhill runs, spread out over 240 slopes, pamper all winter sports fans in the Zell am See-Kaprun region thanks to the new Ski ALPIN CARD. The card is valid in the region’s top premium ski areas: the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang and the Kitzsteinhorn with Maiskogel in Kaprun. Due to the high location of the Kitzsteinhorn at 3,029 metres, snow is guaranteed right into the summer. On the centrally located Maiskogel, families will find perfect conditions. Snowboarders and Freeskiers are drawn into the snow park 2,900m above sea level on the Kitzsteinhorn with with Austria‘s longest Superpipe and five freeride-routes. The Schmittenhöhe scores with a Kidslope, one of the longest funslopes in the world, and brave skiers can try the “Trass” run, which has a gradient of 70%!
ALPS AT THEIR VERY BEST – new cable car connections
In addition to the three starting points in Zell am See, the Schmittenhöhe panoramic and family skiing area will also offer a new valley station in the Glemm Valley from Winter 2019/20. With the completion of the zellamseeXpress, the stage is set for a brand-new dimension in skiing. To begin with, you can take the natural snow slope from the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Ski Circuit which leads directly onto the Schmittenhöhe ski area. Then, you can return in just a few minutes using a ski bus connection.
On the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, winter begins in October and the extra-long winter season excites skiers through until early summer.
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.
The best of the Alps: new cable car connections
The Schmittenhöhe panorama- and family-ski area now offers three access points in Zell am See and a valley station in the Glemmtal. With the completion of the zellamseeXpress, the course was set for a new dimension of skiing. Now you can reach the ski area of the Schmittenhöhe directly from the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn via a natural snow slope. You can get back in just a few minutes with a ski bus connection. On the glacier Kitzsteinhorn the winter starts already in October and the extra long winter season delights skiers until early summer. The new cable car connection K-onnection takes you directly from the centre of Kaprun with two new cable cars over the Maiskogel to the glacier ski area Kitzsteinhorn, where snow is 100% guaranteed. This means ski in – ski out for all guests of Kaprun, who can easily reach the valley station of the MK Maiskogel cable car on foot or by ski bus.