Your winter holiday Winter activities in Zell am See-Kaprun

As soon as the first snowflakes fall, the Zell am See-Kaprun region becomes a winter favourite for active holidays: the Kitzsteinhorn glacier attracts winter sports enthusiasts with the best piste conditions as early as October, and makes skiing possible from autumn. From December, the family ski resort Schmittenhöhe and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn open their wide range of pistes for skiers and snowboarders, invite you to freeride action and inspire you with perfectly shaped snow parks and fun slopes. 

But in Zell am See-Kaprun you can also enjoy winter away from the pistes: experience pristine nature  when out and about on (guided) ski tours. If you prefer to swap your alpine skis for narrow cross-country skis, diverse cross-country ski tracks for beginners and physically fit cross-country skiers await you in the region. In addition, idyllic walking paths and cleared winter hiking trails lead through the wintry landscape.

 Time for two at night on the Maiskogel | © Moser Peter
10 x winter sports

These highlights await you on your winter holiday

  1. Three top ski resorts & 408 kilometres of pistes with just one ski ticket: the Ski ALPIN CARD
  2. Five freeride lines on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
  3. Several snow parks and fun slopes
  4. Variety of pistes of all levels of difficulty
  5. Cosy huts for hours in a social atmosphere
  6. Professional ski instructors who teach you how to ski in a fun way
  7. Numerous sports shops, rental and service
  8. Extensive network of cross-country ski tracks
  9. Guided ski tours in alpine terrain
  10. tranquillity and enjoyment of nature on winter walks & snowshoe hikes

Freeride routes near the lifts in the glacier ski area | © Kitzsteinhorn
Learn to ski in Zell am See-Kaprun

With professional, qualified snow sports instructors at your side, you will learn the perfect turns on skis in a playful way during your winter holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun. The ski schools in the region offer a range of private lessons and group courses for adults, children and athletes with disabilities. You can then end the day of skiing together with your family or friends at the cosy huts.


 Ski instructor with kids on the Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Ski touring

In addition to the classic skiing holiday, the region offers numerous other possibilities for winter sports: with its own ski touring mountain - the Ronachkopf, which is only open to ski tourers and winter hikers, - Zell am See-Kaprun attracts all those who prefer to work hard for their descent. The Ronachkopf, just like the two piste ski tours on the Kitzsteinhorn and the tour on the Maiskogel, is ideal for first ski tours. For off-piste ski tours, it's best to have an experienced guide by your side.


Ski tour with a fantastic panorama of the region | © Seifert
Cross-country skiing

More than 100 kilometres of cross-country ski tracks criss-cross the region and offer cross-country skiing enthusiasts plenty of choice: Skating, classic cross-country skiing and illuminated night tracks are waiting for you.


Cross-country skiing during your winter holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Nikolaus Faistauer Photography
Winter hiking

Perfectly groomed and cleared winter hiking trails invite you to discover the region on foot, even in winter. You can enjoy the silence and discover the magic of winter on a long walk or a snowshoe hike. A ride on a horse-drawn sleigh is also particularly romantic.


Winter hiking on Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

The toboggan runs in and around Zell am See-Kaprun offer more action: an experience for the whole family! In addition to a ride on the all-season toboggan run Maisi Flitzer on the Maiskogel, night tobogganing is also possible on illuminated toboggan runs.

Tobogganing fun

 Winter vacation with the family | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
The winter weekly programme

There's always something happening here! From guided snowshoe hikes to adventurous ski tours, the weekly programme of the Zell am See-Kaprun region offers plenty of variety for visitors of all ages.


Yoga in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Artisual