Skiing in Zell am See-Kaprun

Cruise through the mountains of Zell on two boards

Ski holidays in Kaprun are full of decisions: for example, which ski area should I visit today? This is thanks to the fact that there are three world-class ski areas close to the Kaprunerhof: the Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel. Beginners make their first turns on their boards with the help of instructors on beginner slopes, and experienced skiers put their skills to the test on challenging descents. As soon as you've chosen a ski area, you can be on your way; our ski shuttle will take you there free of charge.

The most popular ski areas in and around Kaprun

  • Kitzsteinhorn: around 10 minutes away – 41 km of slopes
  • At over 2,000 m in elevation, deep powder glacier skiing, groomed slopes, awesome fun parks, and descents of all types await skiers and snowboarders alike.
  • Schmittenhöhe: also around 10 minutes away – 77 km of slopes
  • Blue, black and red slopes – descents of all kinds wait to be conquered.
  • Maiskogel: approx. 5 minutes away – 20 km of slopes
  • This family mountain offers skiing fun for all people, big and small. 

NEW: Connection Maiskogel & Kitzsteinhorn


Skiing in Zell am See-Kaprun will soon be even more comfortable! In two steps, the connection between the two ski areas Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn will be completed. So that in the future you can commute even easier between the two areas.

Two lifts then connect the family ski area with the glacier. From the winter season 2018/19, the brand new Maiskogel cable car will take you directly from Kaprun via the middle station to the Maiskogel at 1,570 meters. From 2019/20 the 3 K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K-onnection.

With only a short change at the Maiskogel you can reach directly from our town (768 m) the glacier ski area (1,975 m) - and that in about 20 minutes! Without a car, without carting, but with a lot of comfort.

The new valley station "Kaprun Center" is located within walking distance of the Hotel Kaprunerhof directly in the center and includes ski and ski boot depots, a rental shop and the ticket offices.

Own cost-efficient Kaprunerhof-Skidepots in the Kaprun Center:

  • € 8,- for 2 pers.
  • € 14,- for 4 pers. 

Winter action in Zell am See-Kaprun

Action-packed winter fun is in no short supply on a ski holiday in Kaprun. The Easy Park, Central Park and the superpipe are at the centre of the Freestyle Action on the Kitzsteinhorn. Additional freeride routes, info points, and a training area for avalanche search and rescue round out winter's offerings. The Schmittenhöhe also has plenty to offer action lovers: the 1.3-km-long Funslope XXL guides you through tunnels, over waves and banked turns, including sound elements throughout the course. Butter boxes, wave boxes and kickers are available in the Snowpark area next to the Funslope, and are great for both freestyle beginners and pros of the sport.

The advantages of being our guest on a ski holiday in Kaprun


  • Free ski shuttle to the various ski areas from the middle of December until the beginning of April 
  • Secure ski storage
  • Ski school introduction by the Ski Dome ski school and "Bewegt – the Sports Camp" each Saturday
  • Ski equipment hire through Intersport Bründl, Ski Dome and Sport 2000 – Ski Dome offers online reservations and delivery to the hotel
  • Discounts through our partners: Ski Dome, "Bewegt – the Sports Camp", Sport 2000 Glaser and Intersport Bründl
  • Alpine wellness and spa options to relax your muscles.


Get into ski and snowboard shape and book your accommodation now for your ski holiday at the Kaprunerhof!


Ski hire options in Kaprun

You ran out of space in the car for skis? Or you do not own your own skis? In Kaprun you can hire modern, current ski equipment easily – including everything from ski jackets to skis. Our partners for ski hire in Kaprun:

  • Intersport Bründl: At Intersport you can rent the complete ski outfit – from jackets to ski boots. 
  • Ski Dome: Here you can rent current ski and snowboard models.
  • Sport 2000: Another option for ski and snowboard hire. 


An overview of ski hire advantages for our guests


  • Online reservations:reserve your desired ski equipment from our partners ahead of time online! 
  • Discounts: earn a 12-20% discount through all of our ski and snowboard hire partners. 
  • Partner networks: thanks to the large network of service locations withinthe Intersport network, you can hire, exchange and return equipment at any Intersport location (including Intersport Bründl and Ski Dome).


Looking for a cool winter holiday? Then reserve your room now!




The first turns are possible – ski courses for beginners

The ski slopes of Zell am See-Kaprun invite you to ride whether on skis or snowboard. You aren't yet able to do either? Not to worry. Because there are multiple professional ski schools in Kaprun to help you! With individualised training or group courses, experienced instructors will show you how to conquer the slopes on one or two boards – and all the while getting some great exercise. Even advanced skiers and boarders can benefit from the ski courses offered in Kaprun.

Our partner ski schools


  • Ski Dome Oberschneider ski school: 10% discount on all ski courses when paying cash
  • Private ski lessons with Gerhard Orgler from "Bewegt – the Sports Camp"


Both partners come to Kaprunerhof every Saturday to help us introduce you to their courses. If a class speaks to you, you can book directly and easily at the hotel.


Ski school isn't just for beginners

In addition to beginner courses, the ski schools in Kaprun offer advanced skiers courses to enhance technique and ski more confidently. Even if you have many years of experience on the slopes, a little continuing training and education in the art of skiing and snowboarding never hurts. Guests can book ski instruction through the hotel – just consult the staff at our reception desk.

Resorts where you can learn to ski


  • Kitzsteinhorn: 41 km of slopes
  • Schmittenhöhe: 77 km of slopes
  • Maiskogel: 20 km of slopes


Reserve a spot on your ski school course of choice and make the Kaprunerhof your base of operations while learning to ski.