ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN Austria
Snowshoe hiking beneath the Kitzteinhorn ©Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH
The skiing season in Zell am See-Kaprun starts early autumn and extends into early summer. In fact, on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier you can ski and snowboard on snow-covered slopes for ten months of the year.
Alongside the Schmittenhöhe with 77km and the Kitzsteinhorn with 41km of ski slopes, the Maiskogel with 20km of slopes also has excellent winter adventures in store. Professional skiers can enjoy steep slopes and spectacular descents on Schmittenhöhe or Kitzsteinhorn, while there are plenty of easy slopes too, including the Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe, tailor made for little guests. Zell am See-Kaprun also has challenges for thrill seekers. The Kitzsteinhorn is particularly popular among freeriders and freestyler. Off-piste tracks, powder and a huge fun park for all levels is guaranteed.
The ski shuttle transfers you from mountain to mountain swiftly and is free of charge for holders of a ski pass. There are also numerous ski schools in Zell am See-Kaprun and rentals to supply you with adequate equipment.
Getting to resort
From Salzburg airport a number of transfer options are available to Zell am See. The Airport Bus No. 260 runs approximately 6 times a day Mon-Fri, 3 times a day at weekends (journey time approx. 2 hours). Timetable
Alternatively take bus no. 2 from the airport to the central station (Salzburg Hbf) from where trains depart to Zell am See approx. every hour (total journey time approx. 1 h 35 mins). Note some trains involve a change at Schwarzach-St.Veit
The Zell am See train station is located in the heart of the city and has direct train services from many European cities. Sample journey times: Salzburg (1h 35mins); Innsbruck (1h 50mins); Munich (2h 40mins); Linz (2h 55mins); Graz (3h 55mins).
For train times/tickets - see Austrian Railways
From the train station in Zell am See buses can take you straight to one of the region’s three ski resorts: Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, the glacier Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel in Kaprun. The cable car CityXpress can take you up to the Schmittenhöhe and is in walking distance of the train station.