Holidays in Zell am See - Kaprun
Water and ice – there is no other place in such close vicinity to both elixirs of life than the Zell am See – Kaprun holiday region. Encircled by mighty peaks you find picture-book lake Zeller See which guarantees endless water fun in summer. As lovely backdrop, you can explore the majestic Kitzsteinhorn glacier reaching up to 3000 meters above sea level – a real heaven for skiers, hikers and alpinists amid Austria's highest mountains. Mountain exploration in summer, ultimate winter sports in the cold season! Or the other way round, since passionate skiing fans can hit the slopes all year round on immaculate glacier slopes in lovely Zell am See – Kaprun.
Swimming, glacier exploration, toboggan fun
Summer fans in search of winter pleasures are warmly welcome to unique Zell am See – Kaprun. Swimming fun and pleasant water temperatures await you at lake Zeller See, lovingly embedded in the wide open basin of Zell. The valley floor's surroundings boast an infinite number of mighty summits and high Alpine pasturelands offering countless exciting hikes and walking tours for all ages and ability levels. Panoramic Schmittenhöhe and its gently rolling hills reach up to 2000 meters altitude while the 3000-meter high mountains of the Hohe Tauern can be admired on the opposite side. The state-of-the-art summer mountain lifts take you effortlessly on top of the peaks where a huge choice of trails and vantage spots are available. Thrilling moments are almost guaranteed on the speedy 1.3 km Maisiflitzer, an Alpine roller coaster leading down from Maiskogel in summer, followed by a refreshing dive into the crystal clear waters of lake Zeller See.
Black, red, blue – The colors of a ski winter
Doorstep skiing on the lovely slopes of the Schmittenhöhe ski area in Zell am See, the region's most popular mountain in summer and winter alike, towering high above emerald green lake Zeller See. On the opposite side of the valley ski aficionados indulge in top-notch winter fun on the splendid ski runs and countless freeride slopes of the huge Kitzsteinhorn ski area. A real paradise for all those in search of challenging terrain, although novice skiers and beginners can choose from a wide range of easy runs, followed by a well-deserved rest stop on one of the quaint mountain huts or inns.
Besides the Porsche-design Schmittenhöhe mountain gondola, scenic Schmittenhöhe boasts no less than nine black ski runs for experts. Families get together on the Maiskogel ski mountain offering endless sunshine and varied terrain. Right in the village center of Kaprun there is another child-friendly ski area right at the heart of the Zell am See winter sport region. Memorable holidays in the snow!