Hit the slopes!
A paradise for wintersports enthusiasts
A holiday at the TAUERN SPA is a great way to discover the wide range of pistes in Zell am See-Kaprun. All in all the resorts in the region have 138 kilometres of pistes served by a free ski bus which stops right outside the TAUERN SPA and transports skiers and boarders to the glacier resort of Kitzsteinhorn, the large resort of Schmittenhöhe and the family-friendly resort of Maiskogel.
- 3 ski resorts
- Glacier skiing
- Season from October until July
- 138 kilometres of pistes
- Free ski bus
- Free rental of winter clothing
- 10% discount on rental equipment
- Snowpark with Austria's biggest superpipe
Kitzsteinhorn is Salzburg's only glacier ski resort and draws skiers of all ages and abilities thanks to its 100% snowsure conditions, wide range of pistes and brilliant views. All in all there are 41 kilometres of pistes, from easy blues to challenging black runs. The resort's location at over 3,000 metres means that the snow is crisp and firm from October until early summer.
Three snowparks, nine restaurants and bars as well as five freeride routes make the Kitzsteinhorn a great place for everyone from experienced skiers and boarders to families. Highlights not to be missed are a visit to the ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro, the view from the Top of Salzburg viewing platform and the majestic panorama at the Nationalpark Gallery.
- Distance from hotel: 8km
- Kilometres of pistes: 41km
- Highlights: glacier skiing, Gipfelwelt 3000, ICE CAMP, Austria's largest superpipe, steep "Black Mamba" piste, freeride routes and much more
The ski pass for the Kitzsteinhorn resort and the other ski resorts can be bought at the reception desk in the TAUERN SPA.
Skiing with urban flair
Situated just five kilomtres from the TAUERN SPA, the Areitbahn cable car gives visitors direct access to the Schmittenhöhe ski resort. The journey into the resort is an experience in itself as the landscape around Zell am See opens up to reveal 30 mountains over 3,000m.
The 77 kilometres of pistes cater for all abilities, from racers to cruisers, and families will also feel right at home. Slopes popular with children include the ski movie piste, where skiers can film themselves, and the funslope with its many small obstacles. Skiiing and snowboarding are hard work, so it is a good job that there are plenty of huts and restaurants serving local food. There is also a separate children's area where beginners can take their first tentative turns on snow.
- Distance from hotel: 5km
- Kilometres of pistes: 77km
- Highlights: fun slopes, pistes for all abilities, family-friendly facilities
The family mountain
Skiing on Maiskogel is a great experience for all the family. From the easy journey to the mountain to the wide, flat pistes and the cosy huts serving traditional food, this ski resort is perfect for children. Far from the busy slopes of some of the larger resorts, children and beginners can enjoy 20 kilometres of quiet runs.
Joint family expeditions take you to the Maisi Fantasy Park. Experiences for young and old that make your skiing holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun unforgettable.
- Distance from hotel: 1.5km
- Kilometres of pistes: 20km
- Highlights: Maisi Fantasy Park, many family-friendly activities, relaxed atmosphere
With the opening of the 3K K-onnection, Salzburg's very first tri-cable gondola lift, as of 30 November 2019 the town center of Kaprun, Maiskogel Family Mountain and the 100% snow-assured glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn will be transformed into a single unit. Ultimate convenience, ski-in-ski-out and a superlative lift axis will be guaranteed.