Kaprun Ski Holidays
Austria

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Description

Kaprun is an Austrian ski resort nestled at an altitude of 785m, with glacier skiing and snow-sure slopes reaching an impressive 3029m. A popular tourist destination, Kaprun shares close ties with neighbouring Zell am See — under the name Zell am See-Kaprun — and many visitors to the resort like to ski both areas during their stay. The village itself is a sprawling affair, with buses plying the route around town and over to Zell am See, though the surrounding scenery is spectacular.

Up on the slopes, visitors have access to just over 130 kilometres of groomed pistes including marked runs on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. With decent learner slopes and a small area of intermediate terrain at Maiskogel, Kaprun is largely geared towards learner and intermediate-level skiers and boarders. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier offers more challenging terrain, but overall there’s limited scope for confident experts. Uplift is offered by a series of gondolas, chairlifts and draglifts, though the drags make Kaprun tricky for snowboarders yet to get the hang of the old-fashioned t-bar!

With sometimes crowded busses and bottlenecks blocking easy ski access, Kaprun can be tricky for families with children in tow. There’s a good range of intermediate and learner terrain to choose from, and good ski schools offering a broad range of classes, but families need to be careful where they stay in order to enjoy the best of the ski access.

There’s an impressive selection of snow-parks for keen freestyle in search of kickers, rails and pipes, with hits and jumps to suit park-lovers of all levels. There’s the Easy Park for beginners, with rainbow boxes, rails and kickers ideal for practising on. The Central Park is ideal for progressing intermediates and confident freestylers in search of bigger hits, with a medium line, a pro line and a jib line all available. The Glacier Park offers a further selection of challenges geared towards intermediate and expert riders. Lastly, there’s a testy superpipe 22 feet in height and 160 metres long — perfect if you want to push yourself.

Kaprun offers a limited but good range of catered ski chalets, with flights and transfers available from a number of different UK airports. For independent travellers, the majority of the accommodation options are dominated by hotels, gasthofes, pensions and self-catered apartments. Neighbouring Zell am See offers further accommodation ideas for those keen to see alternatives.

Reaching Kaprun is easy from the UK with Salzburg Airport just a 1.5-hour drive away. Alternatively, Innsbruck Airport also works well — only 2 hours’ drive from the resort.


Getting There

Fly

The most common way to get to Kaprun from the UK is to fly. There are three local airports to resort:

Innsbruck - 150km - 2hr20
Salzburg - 100km - 1hr30
Munich  - 220km - 3hr

There are many companies that can offer both shared and private transfers to and from the resort. Private transfers will be more expensive and only work out better value if you are a large group. If you are planning on taking a shared transfer then it is worth checking the transfer details before booking your flights and they only run on certain days/times and you don’t want to end up stuck at the airport.

Airport Transfers

Ski Lifts have been awarded the world’s best transfer operator at the world ski awards and offer both shared and private transfers.

Alps2Alps provide good value private transfers

Train

There is no direct train from the UK to Kaprun. If you were planning on getting the train from the UK then you would go via Paris, Munich and Salzburg. The whole journey takes approximately 12hrs 30 minutes.

Drive

If you are planning on driving from the UK you will need to either take the eurotunnel or ferry to France. From here you then drive through Austria to Kaprun. The whole journey takes approximately 16 hours. Please note that there are several paying tolls along the route.


When to Go

Kaprun has a good snow record and snowmaking cannons as well as access to a glacier so it makes a popular choice for early and late weeks of the season.


Where to Stay

Alike the majority of resorts in Austria, the accommodation in Kaprun is mainly hotels with a few chalets and apartments dotted throughout the resort.



Getting around

There is buses than run between Thumbersbach, Zell am See and Kaprun. The buses are all free with a valid ski pass..


Apres

Across Zell am See-Kaprun, visitors can enjoy a strong selection of lively bars, cafes and clubs, though in Kaprun itself things are a little quieter. Up on the slopes and down in town, traditional Alpine huts and inns welcome thirsty skiers keen for a drink. For fun-filled après ski or evenings out on the town, there’s a good number of venues to try out. Popular party-stops include Cabrio, Pavillon, Lederhosn, Schnaps-Hans and Pinzgauer Diele, where friends enjoy refreshing drinks in a friendly atmosphere — with live music popular across the resorts.


Eating out

Kaprun — and neighbouring Zell am See — is a fine spot for foodies, with diverse menus and a good range of cuisine available to suit many different tastes.


Good for Couples

Guggenbichl Jausenstation & Pension

Guggenbichlweg 11

Kaprun

+43 6547 8578

Good for Couples

Panorama Restaurant Margarethenstein

Kirchgasse 1

Kaprun

+43 660 04965828

Good for Family

Hilberger's Beisl

Wilhelm-Fazokas-Straße 12

Kaprun

+43 6547 72461

Good for Family

Kitsch & Bitter

Wilhelm-Fazokas-Straße 7b

Kaprun

+43 6547 8663

Good for Friends

Paletti Apres Ski Pizza Bar

Wilhelm-Fazokas-Straße 219

Kaprun

+43 6547 7778


Activities

Away from the groomed slopes, visitors to Zell am See-Kaprun can enjoy a wide range of mountain-themed pursuits. Tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, ski-touring and Nordic walking are all very popular, alongside more diverse activities such as swimming ice-skating and a spot of pampering in the resort’s wellness centre.


Tauern Day Spa

Kaprun

+43 6547 20400

Tobogganing

Kaprun


Ski School

There are a selection of ski schools in Kaprun. We would recommend that you book your ski school in advance so you can secure the lessons you want.

Ski & snowboarding schermer kaprun is the most traditional ski and snowboard school in the resort with around 55 certified ski and snowboard instructors. They offer group and private lessons in 14 languages.

Hartwegers ski und snowboard schule provide group lessons for children and adults as well as coaching and guiding.

FROST specialise in private lessons that are tailored to the individual clients requirements.


Getting around

There is buses than run between Thumbersbach, Zell am See and Kaprun. The buses are all free with a valid ski pass..


Family ski

Nestled beneath the snow-sure Kitzsteinhorn glacier, the ski resort of Kaprun (and its nearby neighbour, Zell am See) offers a good range of slopes well-suited to learners and intermediates, making it a good resort choice for families. There’s a broad range of activities and entertainments to enjoy away from the groomed slopes, such as the Wellness Resort Tauern SPA Kaprun plus the indoor pool, leisure and spa centre in neighbouring Zell am See. You’ll find a fine selection of tobogganing runs along the valley floor which are ideal for kids looking to burn off a little excess energy, plus indoor ice-skating, night-skiing three times a week. But this is a spread-out resort, and getting round can be challenging. 

Families in search of hassle-free ski access are well-advised to base themselves close to the Panorama Schaufelberg lift. From here, there’s a broad range of cruisy blue- and red-graded pistes well-suited to improvers. There’s also a great selection of gentle terrain near the lifts at Schuttdorf and Schmittental, with a high standard of tuition available at the local ski schools. 

The transfer time from Kaprun’s local airport – Salzburg – is only around 50 miles away, and the swift journey is ideal for parents with youngsters eager to reach the snowy slopes. Up on the mountain, Kaprun is relatively inexpensive when compared to French resorts such as Courchevel or Val d’Isere – another reason it’s a good family ski destination. 


Group Ski

Kaprun is a relatively quiet and charming resort. The slopes are cruisy and well suited to intermediates. There are many activities off the slopes for groups that are looking for more than just the skiing but there is limited apres ski compared to other resorts.


Childcare

For parents in search of childcare for the kids in Kaprun, BOBO’s baby club is a good option to consider. The club offers childcare and ski school packages to kids of all ages — from their first turns to confident skiers. With good facilities and a fun programme, parents can relax knowing the kids are having fun.


The Piste

Beginner

Kaprun is a good resort for beginner skiers with plenty of easy and manageable slopes. There are wide slopes on the Kitzsteinhorn area which are ideal for beginners.

Intermediates


There is a good selection of runs in Kaprun for intermediate skiers with a good network of blues and reds across the mountain.

Expert

The slopes of Kaprun are perfect for intermediates skiers. The famous ‘Black Mamba’ run has a 63% gradient! For powder hounds, the is the impressive Freeride XXL which is 5 freeride routes near the lifts and marked X1-X5 but also have names ( Ice Age, Westside Story, Left Wing, Jump Run and Pipe Line).


Ski School

There are a selection of ski schools in Kaprun. We would recommend that you book your ski school in advance so you can secure the lessons you want.

Ski & snowboarding schermer kaprun is the most traditional ski and snowboard school in the resort with around 55 certified ski and snowboard instructors. They offer group and private lessons in 14 languages.

Hartwegers ski und snowboard schule provide group lessons for children and adults as well as coaching and guiding.

FROST specialise in private lessons that are tailored to the individual clients requirements.


Equipment Hire

There are a selection of ski and snowboard schools in Kaprun offering the latest selection of ski and snowboard equipment. It is recommended that you book online in advance as many stores will offer online discounts.

Intersport
are a staple in the majority of resorts across the Alps. They provide the latest ski and snowboard equipment for all ages and abilities.

Europsport offer a comprehensive ski service including a wide range of the highest quality skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding equipment

Sport 2000 Glaser
are located in the centre of Kaprun offering the latest selection of equipment.


Lift Passes

The Kaprun lift pass includes Zell am See ski area as well.The below prices are based on the current rates in resort but may change at the time of booking

             Child (6-16yrs)    Youth(17-19yrs)   Adult
1 Day     €26                     €39                      €53
6 Days   €130                    €195                   €260

Children under 6yrs ski free of charge if accompanied by an adult. Proof of age is required.

You can buy your lift pass through the tourist office or whilst in resort. Alternatively, you can order it through your tour operator who will have it delivered to your accommodation for you.


Chalet Sleeps

Chalets sleeping: 12 people & over



Resorts statistics

  • ALTITUDE

    775m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    8km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3029m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    60

  • TOTAL PISTE

    130km






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