Ski touring in Zell am See-Kaprun

Great ski touring areas await you in the Zell am See-Kaprun region, such as the Kitzsteinhorn glacier area (Kaprun) and the Ronachkopf ski touring mountain (Thumersbach). You can decide whether you prefer to go up the slopes or prefer the marked ski touring trails. There is, of course, one more option – the alpine terrain. Untouched powder slopes!

Ski touring area Kitzsteinhorn

In Kaprun, you have the choice between the two ski tours “Schneekoenigin” and “Eisbrecher” from mid-October. Here in the glacier area you can do great altitude training due to the high altitude. If you fancy a longer tour, we recommend the Eisbrecher. On this tour, you will conquer 1,019 meters in altitude up to the mountain station of the Maurer lift. The Schneekoenigin ends after 474 meters in altitude at the Alpincenter.

Ski touring only: The Ronachkopf

Opposite Zell am See, in Thumersbach, the Ronachkopf is waiting for you. This is a mountain exclusively for tourers. Many ski tourers remember the chairlift that used to be in operation there. Now, without the chairlift, the mountain belongs exclusively to tourers. The ascent track is perfectly prepared in winter. You cover about 500 meters in altitude over 2.5 km. Once at the top, you can strengthen yourself in the Enzianhuette.

Tour to the Maiskogel in Kaprun

Here in Kaprun am Maiskogel, you can hike up the slopes every day between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during your winter holiday. Fell on and let’s go! If you don’t feel like climbing the slopes, then try the new ski tour route on the Maiskogel. Another thing you should definitely add to your to-do list is a night climb. Every Wednesday evening you can jet down the slopes of the Maiskogel until 8 p.m

Together to the Tristkogel

If you would like to take part in a guided ski tour, we have a tip for you: the guided tour to the Tristkogel (2,642 m) with a view of the Kitzsteinhorn. The starting point is at the Langwiedboden gondola station. Meeting point for the tour is the valley station “MK Kaprun Zentrum”. The guided tour with state-certified mountain guides is offered once a week and lasts around 3 hours. You cover 660 meters in altitude. You can register for the tour here.

Please pay attention to these points during your tour:

  • Ascents and descents are at your own risk
  • Dogs are not allowed on the ski slopes
  • Cross the piste only at clearly visible places
  • Better wear a helmet
  • Take safety gear with you: avalanche rescue device, probe, shovel
  • Note the warnings, avalanche hazards and barriers
  • Walking on the ski routes is prohibited from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m


You can rent your gear here

In Kaprun

Bründl Sports, Eurosport Kaprun, Hervis Kaprun and Intersport Oberschneider.

In Zell am See

Eurosport Zell am See, Sport Achleitner, Sport 2000 Schmitten, Sport 2000 Areit and Sport 2000 Zell am See Ski rental.

What goes into the ski touring backpack?

  • Warm clothes
  • Sunglasses, ski goggles
  • Weatherproof clothing
  • Sun protection with a high protection factor
  • Food and drinks
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe
  • Smartphone and emergency number
  • Tour info & map of the tour

Before you set off, please check the weather forecast and the avalanche warning report. You can find out about the current situation at any time at our reception. We wish you a lot of fun and a good tour!