Kaprun, Austria’s historic ski resort
With a village located at 786 m altitude, Kaprun offers the easy life in the heart of a magnificent landscape. By choosing this Austrian ski resort, you will have access to an extensive ski area that will delight any snow sports enthusiast.
Kaprun is a ski resort located in the Pinzgau region of Austria. With links to the winter sports resort of Zell am See, Kaprun was initially viewed as a village for mountain guides. Then in 1893, a pioneer named Nikolaus Gassner opened up access to the famous Sigmund Thun Klamm gorge. Even today, it still presents a natural spectacle for visitors to marvel at. 1955 saw the start of construction on the “Tauernkraftwerke” hydroelectric power stations. These plants provide Austria's main energy supply. The advent of tourism in the 20th century brought skiers to Kaprun from all over the world.
The ski destination for all snow sports lovers
Today, the winter sports resort has 55 km of skiing terrain (the Maiskogel) that can be accessed from the village, and there are 21 runs in total. It has comprehensive sporting facilities, such as the outstanding Kaprun sports centre. The following sporting activities are offered in the resort: wonderful cross-country trails, snowboarding pistes and even ski carving: the choice is yours! Thanks to the link with Zell am See, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy over 130 km of pistes as well as access to the snowpark and half-pipe. All along the route, high-altitude restaurants and bars offer a welcome in a friendly atmosphere.
Kaprun: a resort with every convenience
Upon your return to the village, you’ll discover a relaxed and family atmosphere. Kaprun has a number of establishments to suit all budgets and preferences. Whether you want to explore the local gastronomy as a family, relax for the evening with friends or enjoy a romantic date: Kaprun has the place you need. There are plenty of shops so you can stock up on foot in the town centre or just a short drive away. If Kaprun's local specialities win you over, the ski resort also has shops selling regional delicacies for you to take home with you.
Good to know: Think Kaprun for your summer holidays
With its turquoise lake, Kaprun would make the perfect setting for a summer holiday in the mountains. In summertime, the ski resort offers every activity you can imagine: boat rides, swimming and toboggan runs are on the agenda.
A glacier where you can ski all year round
The Klizsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun is the only skiable glacier in the state of Salzburg, offering holidaymakers the chance to ski all year round. Beginners can earn their stripes on the long wide pistes, whilst experienced skiers will speed down the competition run which is open to use. Fans of freeriding are also well catered for with the natural tubes at Langwied where they can practise lots of jumps and tricks. When the time for a break arrives, why not visit the Top of Salzburg panoramic platform at an elevation of 3,029 metres. You’ll be rewarded with a magnificent view over the majestic Austrian peaks.