Kaprun is an attractive village in the Tyrol region in Austria. The resort gets its charm from the imposing Kitzsteinhorn, a gigantic mountain perpetually covered in ice, and the medieval (it was built in the 1100s) castle that is now host to cultural events throughout the year. Kaprun is a short bus ride (5km) from Zell am See, with which it shares the skiing area. Accessing the resort is easiest either from Innsbruck airport (2hrs by car) or Munich airport (2hr22mins by car) Read more...
There are three distinct skiing areas to choose from on your skiing holiday in Kaprun, making it a great option for mixed ability groups. Closest to the resort is the Maiskogel area, which is great for intermediates or those looking to learn to ski in Kaprun – it is known as the ‘family mountain’. Then there is the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, which is in skiable condition for 10 months of the year and so gives your ski holiday in Kaprun a snow-sure guarantee. (Access to this section from Kaprun has been improved since a gondola has replaced the funicular). There is also the Shmittenhohe skiing area, which is closest to Zell am See, and is known for its off-piste – it is sure to appeal to experienced skiers in Kaprun. The resort is one of Austria’s star snowboarding destinations, and snowboarders in Kaprun have 3 parks and Austria’s largest half-pipe (160m long) to look forward to. If you’re looking for cross-country skiing in Kaprun then there are 200kms of fantastic trails, including a section over the frozen Lake Zell.
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The resort itself is spacious, and spreads from the historic centre towards the foot of the mountains. There are plenty of catered apartments in Kaprun that are in the traditional wood clad style, complete with luxury facilities including pool and sauna. Other luxury options include hotels in Kaprun. If you’re looking for more of a ‘do it yourself’ holiday then there are self-catered chalets in Kaprun, which allow you to not only indulge in the resort’s great après-ski scene, but also to sample the restaurants on offer. Elsewhere in the resort there’s plenty to do including the Tauern spa centre (with steam baths, brine pool and panorama sauna), bowling alley and toboggan run. All in all, Kaprun is a great place for an individual, group or family ski holiday.
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Kaprun, Salzburger Land, Austria
In village centre | Lifts and slopes 4 minutes’ walk (450m) | Free ski bus stops just outside | Sauna | Separate dining room