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The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 2 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 1 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 2 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

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Key facts covers:

  • Zell and Kaprun

Key facts

Resort785 m
Slopes755-3030 m
Lifts53
Pistes138 km
Price index100

Kaprun

Austria

Glacier drags

The upside

  • Relatively snow-sure glacier slopes
  • Gentle intermediate terrain
  • Lots to do off the slopes, especially in Zell am See
  • Good cross-country trails nearby

The downside

  • Limited area, especially when lower slopes are in poor shape
  • Queues and crowds a problem when the glacier is most needed
  • Sprawling resort and buses can get crowded

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We spent 2 days on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier just outside…

J 30 Apr 2017 

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News – 2016/17

At nearby Zell, the upper section of the new 10-person gondola in the Glemmtal, on the back of Schmittenhöhe, is planned to open for this season, along with a new 3.5km red piste. When the lower section up from Viehhofen is completed, probably two years later, a short bus-ride along the Glemmtal will link the Zell and Saalbach ski areas.

News – 2015/16

A new two-stage 10-seat gondola opened on Kitzsteinhorn, from Alpincenter at mid-mountain to the top; 8-seat chairs alternate with bubbles on the lower stage. The glacier area was reconfigured, with a new nursery slope at the gondola mid-station.

Summary

Apart from providing Zell’s snow guarantee, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Kaprun is a resort in its own right. The village is a sprawling but lively place, with a smart new leisure complex nearby. Getting around can involve crowded buses, so its worth picking your lodging with care. As well as the glacier slopes, there is also a small area of intermediate terrain at Maiskogel, popular with families. But the area lacks extent and challenges to keep experts and mileage fans entertained for long.

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