Skiing Holidays in Kaprun
From the Mountain Top to the Valley
The “Zell am See – Kaprun” Ski Centre offers everything you would expect for your skiing holiday. The ski area suits everyone, families with children, beginners and professionals, providing well-prepared ski slopes, legendary freeride slopes and excellent mountain inns. Your special advantage: Starting from Hotel Das Falkenstein, you can get to the family-friendly ski slopes at “Schmittenhöhe” within a few minutes and will have the opportunity to ride the lifts from the center of Kaprun up the Maiskogel. From there to the glacier itself, without having to resort to other forms of transportation.
Ski-in-ski-out from Kaprun to the glacier
The dream comes true – experience your pleasure on the slopes from a completely new fascinating perspective. The first tri-cable gondola in Salzburg will carry wintersport lovers from the center of Kaprun up to Maiskogel. This 12 km ride will not only be the longest continuous gondola axis, you will also overcome the greatest vertical height (2261 meters) in Eastern Alps.
Amazing Glacier Experiences
The “Kitzsteinhorn” mountain with its glacier, overlooking the village of Kaprun, is the highest peak in the “Salzburger Land”, offering the visitor unique panoramic views over the majestic Tyrolean mountains. Therefore, the summit not only draws skiing enthusiasts, but also visitors who prefer to explore the sumptuous scenery on foot. A special highlight is the “Gipfelwelt 3000” with its “Top of Salzburg” viewing platform, the summit restaurant and the “Cinema 3000”. Starting from the Falkenstein Ski Hotel, you can get to the village of Kaprun within 10 minutes by car or bus!
Delightful Ski Slopes
As a ski hotel, we pride ourselves not only on providing excellent services for skiers, but also on being only a short drive away from the base stations of the cable cars that take the visitors to the top of some of the greatest ski slopes. You can enjoy pleasures of skiing on the family-friendly slopes of “Maiskogel” mountain, extending to 77 kilometres, at the “Schmittenhöhe” ski area in Zell am See and on the impressive “Kitzsteinhorn” glacier. Come and discover the winter magic of the “Salzburger Land” holiday region with your family.
Excellent Skiing Equipment
If you do not want to bring along your skiing equipment for your holiday, or if you would like to try your hand at another winter sport, we recommend you our partner, “Sport 2000 Glaser” Sports Shop, located in the village centre of Kaprun, which offers our guests discounts of up to 40 % on the ski and snowboard hire rates, among many other advantages. Furthermore, we recommend you the Oberschneider Family Ski School and the private skiing lessons of the “Bewegt-Das Sportcamp” Ski School, if you or your children want to learn skiing or improve the skills. Do not hesitate to ask our staff for more information.
For Snowboard Freaks & Freeriders
No matter whether you are a novice or a passionate freerider, the “Zell am See” ski resort can suit all tastes and abilities. There are well-groomed slopes, pristine ungroomed slopes and four snowparks with kickers, pipes and rails for great fun snowboarding. Whereas the “Maiskogel” (1,675 metres) and “Schmittenhöhe” ski areas are recommended to beginners, the “Kitzsteinhorn” glacier, the most popular destination for freeriders in the Alps, provides outstanding facilities for amazing snowboard experiences.
Unrivalled in Diversity
The “Salzbuger Land” holiday region has many more things to offer than mountains and powder snow for winter holidays, although this would actually be enough to spend amazing holidays. However, if you are looking for more varied leisure activities for your family, you will not be disappointed here, but rather spoilt for choice, for the opportunities are endless: there are more than 70 major visitor attractions, where you can get easily starting at the family-friendly Falkenstein Hotel. Some 50 sights can be reached in less than one hour, including museums, leisure and adventure parks, spa centres, mining museums and other leisure facilities. The staff of the Falkenstein Hotel will be delighted to give you advice and special tips for your days out.
Trails as far as the eye can see, and beyond …
The “Zell am See – Kaprun” ski area is unrivalled as to Nordic skiing, providing groomed trails of more than 200 kilometres for unlimited pleasures of country-country skiing, even before the first snow falls in the valley. For on the “Kitzsteinhorn” glacier you can always put on the skis and enjoy a workout following the glacier trail. Down in the valley, there is the “Zell am See Nord” cross-country skiing trail, one of the most extensive routes in “Pinzgau” county with a length of 25 kilometres. Set off on an amazing cross-country skiing experience!
Strap and Go …
Discover the silent winter landscape striding at a leisurely pace across the pristine snow-covered meadows and fields surrounding the ski resort of Zell am See – Kaprun. You can set off on a self-guided walk or participate in a guided snowshoe walk of the “Bewegt-Das Sportcamp” Ski School or accompanied by the Landlord of the Falkenstein Hotel. Enjoy a leisurely walk across the glittering white countryside of the “Salzburger Land” and thereby strengthen your cardiovascular system.
A ride on a horse-drawn sleigh is a quite magical experience that enchants almost everyone. While the sleigh glides gently forward, you can contemplate completely relaxed the wonderful winter scenery and breathe the pure air. Enjoy, well wrapped-up in a blanket, a marvellous journey, whether in two, with the family or friends.
Book your sleigh ride with our friend Mrs Anni Schernthaner
calling the number 0043 676 6435814
At full speed …
Sledging is really great fun you should not miss out on during your stay in Kaprun. In the gorgeous surrounding mountains you will find a wealth of exciting sledge runs: for example, the natural “Guggenbichl” track in Kaprun or the “Kohlschnait” run in the village of Bruck. Both sledge runs are floodlit at night. At the breathtaking “Maisiflitzer” toboggan run on the slopes of “Maiskogel” mountain you are welcome throughout the year to enjoy sledge rides at breakneck speed. If you are seeking even more thrills, you should visit the “Naglköpfl” Adventure Mountain in Piesendorf, which provides numerous fun activities for the whole family, such as snow-tubing and sky-gliding.
Fun on Slippery Grounds
During the cold winter months, the Lake “Zeller See”, surrounded by a marvellous winter scenery, is often completely frozen and becomes a real paradise for ice-skating enthusiasts. The view of the icy expanse induces guests of all ages regardless of the personal ability to strap on the ice skates and try their hand on the slippery ground. And if it is not so cold, you can enjoy ice-skating at the indoor ice rink in the town of Zell am See.