Having to endure long queues at the lift? Nope. Needing to buy expensive ski passes? Nope. Ski touring gives you the freedom to hike up a mountain and ski down pristine slopes, all while avoiding busy, groomed ski slopes. In Kaprun there are ski tours that start near ski lifts for beginners and challenging alpine ski tours for professional athletes looking to train. So pack your touring skis and enjoy the silent magic of a winter ski tour in Kaprun.
The ski tours near Kaprunerhof
Kitzsteinhorn: Icebreaker (5 km – 899 m of elevation gain) and the Snow Queen (2.5 km – 474 m of elevation gain). The ascent begins with the cable car up to the starting point at Langwiedboden.
Ronachkopf: Ski tour in Thumersbach (2.5 km – 500 m of elevation gain) Start: Thumersbach car park
special touring skis with appropriate bindings (available for hire at Ski Dome, Intersport Bründl and Sport 2000)
skins for the ascent
safety kit including avalanche beacon, shovel and probe
small snacks for the ascent (available for purchase at the hotel)
map and compass
Guided ski tours in Kaprun
For those who do not wish to venture alone onto uncharted slopes, an experienced guide will gladly come along. "Bewegt – the Sport Camp" will tour alongside you through the winter wonderland, namely every Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The meeting time is 4:00 pm at Sport 2000 Glaser to try on boots, then it's off to the Maiskogel and back.
We will gladly arrange maps for you, simply ask one of our staff members for help. If you are looking to go ski touring in Kaprun, then come and stay with us!
Tips for ski touring – Kitzsteinhorn, Schmitten, Maiskogel
Absolute silence. Only the crunching of the snow can be heard. Your breath rattles with each movement. The sun is up and makes the snow sparkle. The finish is not far away. Soon it's over. Ski touring is pure peace, freedom, and an incomparable experience in nature. Move through the enchanting landscape away from the busy ski slopes. Zell am See-Kaprun is a popular destination for ski tourers, as this mountain world has many ski touring opportunities at the ready.
Anna and Stefan – through the mountains on two boards
The hotel owners, Stefan and Anna Unterkofler, are often on theirs skis in winter in an effort to meet and explore the world. From ski touring on the Kitzsteinhorn, in the Hohe Tauern range, or on the Schmitten: they have already explored many tours, overcome many challenges, and thus know exactly where the most beautiful tours are. And that's what they want to share with you: the best tours around the Kaprunerhof and what you should not miss.