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Winteractivities

Mountains beneath white glory
Enjoy Winter's diversity

The most important thing for those obsessed with winter sports - we have guaranteed snow. The Kitzsteinhorn's glacier is a worthy destination at any time of year and, thanks to modern technology, the pistes of the Maiskogel are a gleaming white, whatever the weather.

Kaprun and the surrounding area of the Hohe Tauern have a great deal more to offer, come take a look!


More activities: www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier

Gletscher KitzsteinhornSkiers and snowboarders experience the pure freedom of being 3000m above it all and a different kind of snow.

Fantastic pistes with a variety of difficulty levels make the hearts of all snow freaks beat faster and offers something for everyone: On the glacier plateau novices find a perfect training ground. Professionals and those inspiring to become one, can measure their skill on the permanent race track, on the mogul piste or on demanding ski routes which test you to your limits.

The Zell am See-Kaprun lift pass is your key to 56 cablecars and ski lifts and 132km of pistes in Kaprun and Zell am See.

In Kaprun, next to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area, lie the family ski areas of the maiskogel and Lechnerberg and in Zell am See the Schmittenhöhe. The ski bus service between  the resorts is free.

Maiskogel

MaiskogelOur winter sport paradise in the heart of Kaprun.

Maiskogel is ideal for families to ski together. You will find 68 hectares of snowy and beautifully prepared pistes waiting for you. A wonderful ski experience for everyone, whether you're a beginner or an expert!

Via the Panoramabahn Schaufelberg, a 4 seater chair lift, you'll arrive comfortably in the heart of our skiing area, to the Angerlift and the Almbahn Kaprun, take a comfortable 6 seater chair lift. So that you can enjoy a wonderful skiing experience, whatever the weather, both lifts are equipped with weather protection. The Maiskogel cable car is particularly practical for families with children, the ski area is just a 5 minute ride away. From the pistes you can be back in the valley via the new family run or easily reach all the other lifts.

Schmittenhöhe

SchmittenhöheBreathtaking, up and down!

Tear up and down until your legs burn or simply take it easy! The Schmitten is a 'snowdorado' for alpine ski fans of all abilities :77 km of pistes (of which 25 km are graded difficult) just begging to be really tested out. Should you want more, simply try out the mogul piste, the speed run or the training area. That goes for snow boarders too, there's a rodeo fun park with rails, fun-boxes, kickers, spins and a quarterpipe. What more could you want?

Facts:

2 Pendelbahnen, 5 Einseilumlaufbahnen, 2 x 6 seater chair lifts with weather protection and heated seats, 3 x 4 seater chair lifts, 2 x 3 seater chair lifts, 3 x 2 seater chair lifts, 10 Tbar tow lifts, 77 km pistes

Cross Country Skiing

LanglaufenWith more than 200 Kilometers of cross country ski tracksZell am See and the surrounding areas is a paradise for cross country skiers. All the paths in the wonderful wide valley are open and offer a fantastic view of the 3000m mountains in Kaprun and beyond. At 2900m, on the Glacierplateau up on the Kitzsteinhorn, you will find a 3km long Cross country track at 2900m. It's the meeting point for all nordic fans.

Tobogganing

RodelnTake the bus or a gentle stroll to the Schmittenhöhe, that's where the1.5km toboggan run begins. It leads you through the snowy landscape from Gasthof Köhlergraben through the Schmitten valley to Hotel Waldhof.

The Kohlschnaitbahn, which is far from lacking in wonderful scenery, is located in the neighbouring village of Bruck. If the usual descent on a traditional sledge is too ordinary for you, you can swap here and race down a specially prepared incline on a inflated innertube.

In Kaprun there is a third option, the toboggan run on the Guggenbichl. This is also illuminated until just before midnight.

Winter walking

WinterwandernWalking through the woods with snow shoes in  deep snow: Zell am See - Kaprun is also a great destination for walkers during the winter months. A rambling network of trails leads you to the far flung corners of the area. Cafés and mountain huts cosset you on the edges of the routes. You can tramp through the white stuff on the shore of the frozen Zeller Lake and watch the ice skaters and ice dancers.

WinterwandernAppropriate winter and clothing and a thermos of hot tea are all you need for a tour through the sea of glistening white powder. Guided tours also available too, snow show walking or traditional winter walking. You can choose high up routes up on the Schmittenhöhe too. From the snowy summit you can look dwn on the whole area.

The walking paths through Kaprun are ideal for a gentle stroll in the afternoon. Whether you're in the mood for a short march or a long winter expedition: The 'Glocknermassiv'  viewpoint is only a couple of kilometres away. This short walk is delightful for families and those who are less sporty. Paths to the Burg Kaprun lead through the Moos and along the banks of the Salzach.

Curling

EisstockschießenIn Zell am See and Kaprun there'll be some sharp shooting, but that's no reason to take cover! Would you prefer to be the shooter: with a trained eye and sheer intution.
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