A lakeside resort with access to piste and backcountry challengesStretching from the guaranteed snow atop of the 3,000m Kitzsteinhorn glacier to the shores of the frozen lake, Zell am See-Kaprun offers skiing and snowboarding in three different areas - Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel, as well as “the Kitz” - on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest protected environment in the Alps. Zell am See is a beautiful medieval town with a tunnel to keep out through-traffic, while Kaprun is a charming alpine village. Both are very lively in the evening, but have quiet quarters. The area is just 85km from Salzburg Airport.
With perfect conditions for winter sports and miles of well-groomed pistes, this is a place that is bursting with opportunities for active adventures and family fun. On piste there are 66 slopes providing 138km of downhill action, from low-gradient family areas and easy blue-runs to ultra-black runs like Trass Slope, which will test even the most experienced skiers with gradients of up to 70%. And if you fancy taking things off piste, you can learn how at one of the resort’s cross-country ski schools, before you hit miles of backcountry that are packed with some of Austria’s best deep powder.