As part of the Europa Sport region, which also includes the neighbouring and chic resort of Zell am See, Kaprun boasts the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, on which year-round skiing is possible from as high as 3029m. Gentle nursery slopes are found beside the village centre, on the Lechnerberg.
The range of skiing in and around Kaprun is truly incredible. Over 130kms of pistes and 58 lifts are available in the fantastic Kaprun/Zell am See Europa Ski Region.
Accomplished skiers will relish the contrast of wide-open pistes and the superb powder of the glacier bowl. There are seven exciting black runs throughout the region, some with vicious moguls. Skiers will also find especially challenging and exhilarating pistes on Zell am See's Schmittenhöhe Mountain.
Kaprun has always been thought of as one of the best places to snowboard in Europe. In recent years, the resort has played host to the annual 'Snowboard UK' board test, due to the resort's great attitude towards snowboarding and its varied terrain.
With excellent instruction from the Kaprun ski school, beginners can generally progress on to the numerous easy runs of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
Last Updated: Jan 2010