The Kitzsteinhorn is definitely the star of Zell am See. From a height of 3,203 meters, it looms over the infinite mountain world between its smaller “brothers” Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe. Thanks to its glacier, the skiing area is especially blessed with snow, and for this reason it opens as early as the beginning of October.
When the weather permits, it is possible to ski there for up to ten months a year. The Kitzsteinhorn is additionally the meeting point for all freeriders in the skiing area of Zell am See-Kaprun: five freeride routes near the lifts with a total length of 20 kilometres are available. Besides, Kitzsteinhorn has a snow park and the Ice Camp, three large igloos with ice sculptures, an ice bar and ice lounges.
These are the highlights in the skiing area of Zell am See-Kaprun:
Lake Zell, often frozen over in midwinter, lies in the valley in all its splendour. Those who are not yet worn out from skiing can go ice skating on the lake or go on a skiing or snowshoe tour on the Ronachkopf.
Ski rental/shops: 32
Kilometres of slopes: 138 km in total
Key points/Links: www.zellamsee-kaprun.com
Contact on site/Tourist office: Zell am See – Kaprun tourist office, Brucker Bundesstr. 1a,
A-5700 Zell am See, Tel.: +43 (0)65 42 / 770
Specialities: Night-time cross country skiing, the Maisiflitzer summer toboggan run, ice skating on the lake. Schnee OK family weeks, the longest funslope + nightslope in Schmitten (Tu, We, Th). Fun parks in Schmitten, Maiskogel + glacier, Tauern spa Kaprun,