Welcome to the winter in Zell am See Kaprun

The gentle tour

Winter sports on the gentle journey Hikers, snowshoers and Nordic walkers experience the wintry nature on gentle soles. Around 40 kilometers of cleared paths lead through the picturesque Zeller mountain landscape. If you do not want to explore the mountains on your own, you can discover the winter landscape on guided tours, such as a snowshoe hike to the legendary ICE CAMP on the Kitzsteinhorn or a hike along the Höhenpromenade on the Schmittenhöhe. Here is the "gallery on the slopes" and "art on the mountain" Europe's largest outdoor art space with more than 29 oversized sculptures

Winter holidays in a top region

The winter in Zell am See-Kaprun reaches from the eternal ice of the 3.000 meter high Kitzsteinhorn to the shores of the frozen Lake Zell. In this dreamlike setting, the whole range of winter sports is at home. In three varied ski areas, the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe and the Maiskogel, experts and connoisseurs, families and beginners can get going. But also for those who are looking for the snow experience off-piste, the region offers a variety of winter sports activities: from gentle cross-country, snowshoe and ski tours through snow-covered winter landscapes to tobogganing and ice sports on the natural ice surface of Lake Zell.
Cross-country skiing


Tobogganing has always been one of the winter classics in Zell am See-Kaprun. The rapid Kufenritt on the natural toboggan runs between Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe is fun for all ages. One of the toboggan highlights is the "Alpine Coaster Maisiflitzer" on the Maiskogel. The first year-round Alpine roller coaster in the SalzburgerLand is an action-packed experience in a class of its own. With a maximum speed of up to 40 kilometers per hour, the two-seaters speed into the valley over a distance of 1.300 meters.
In this wonderful holiday region, where well-groomed slopes on the slopes of the three top ski resorts Schmitt, Maiskogel or the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Area extend, experience the purest skiing. In addition, the Areit valley station and thus your entry into the fantastic Schmittenhöhe ski area is just 800 m from our hotel Tauernstuberl away. 
In the valley, more than 40 km of trails meander through the delightfully peaceful natural landscape - ideal for classic skiing style as for the skating variant. However, supporters of this healthy sport enjoy it, km long high-altitude trail Schmittenhöhe and on tracks at night to make their rounds on the 2 their rounds.
Is it in the sights of the impressive Kitzsteinhorn and the surrounding mountains are always rewarded with impressive natural spectacles winter and snowshoe hikers and ski tourers on long expeditions in the snowy landscape or mountain tours. 
On the trail of winter

Winter hiking


Depends on the amount of snow and the chosen one Walking tour from. When in winter the snow in the masses falls from the sky and the Pinzgau in one Deep snow landscape then buckle your snowshoes to your feet. Where in summer a variety of well-known Walking cross the landscape, the paths often have to be found in winter. And then it is usually still necessary to create a first track. The whole thing is different, of course, on the many cleared walking orWinter hiking trails. The winter service ensures that the conditions are cleared there and you do not run the risk of sinking into the snow. Solid winter footwear with thick lining and a non-slip sole is still an advantage.


On the Schmittenhöhe, skiing fun of the highest class is offered. Even the driveway with the world's first design gondolas from Porsche Design is an exclusive pleasure. The seamless network of 26 cable cars and lifts spans up to 2.000 meters and opens up 77 perfectly groomed kilometers of pistes. On the local mountain of Zell am See, which offers a unique panoramic view of thirty three-thousanders, skiers, freeskiers and snowboarders are in their element. In the snow park, with jumps, rails, boxes and kickers, the scene meets the ultimate snow fun. A fun highlight is the longest Funslope in the world, which provides waves, tunnels and snails on the Schmittenhöhe on 1.300 meters for action and thrill.
Family offers Zell am See Kaprun

First class offers for families

The Zell am See-Kaprun region scores points with parents and children with its professional child care and ski schools. While the adults carve carelessly on the slopes, the children are well looked after by trained children's entertainers. Children's clubs, ski kindergartens and children's ski schools offer programs that are adapted to the respective age. In the Schmittenhöhe Junior Club, the holiday park Schmidolin spreads good spirits with games, excursions and competitions. In the "Dragon Park" and in the "Kidsslope" at the Glocknerbahn small beginners ski for different obstacles, practice the balance on the boards and enjoy the adventure with Schmitten-Drake Schmidolin. The combination of obstacles, waves, tunnels and slalom courses is perfectly tailored to the needs of little skiers. Even in the Kinderland at the valley station of the Areitbahn, the youngest holidaymakers playfully learn the right way in the snow. The Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn put on the power of ten in the winter season: For example, the day ticket for children and teenagers from 6 to under 19 years costs only 10 Euro every Saturday.
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