Kaprun is a small alpine village in the district of Zell am See in the state of Salzburg, Austria. At the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, it is a year round sports centre.
The vast Zell am See-Kaprun skiing area is perfectly suited for professional skiers / snowboarders and beginners alike. Both the Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn promise pure skiing enjoyment on diverse ski slopes in the midst of snowy mountain landscapes. The Schmitten & Maiskogel are the perfect location for skiing families.
The skiing season in Zell am See-Kaprun starts early autumn and extends into early summer. On the Kitzsteinhorn glacier you can ski and snowboard on snow-covered slopes for ten months of the year.
It is the most important holiday destination in all of Austria - and one of the friendliest for families in all of Europe, too: since 1966, the two communities have been known under the name of Zell am See-Kaprun and have been a byword for perfect holiday fun. Guests from all over the world throng in the heart of Pinzgau year after year.
About 138 kilometres of pistes and a unique offer of activities away from the trails make the region so interesting. The local mountains of Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe are ideal for descending down into the valley on superb powder snow. As early as in October, skiers and snowboarders start into their snow-white season. At the foot of the mountains, visitors can choose from uncountable relaxing leisure activities like, for example, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and hiking.
Today Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. It is hard to believe that the two neighbouring communities started off quite small: Zell am See served as an up-and-coming market place, while Kaprun became rather well-known as a mountain guide village at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, the region has been developing its offers continuously. It is not least for the many different events from sports to music that visitors flock to the heart of Pinzgau.