SnowTrex Employees On The Go: Travelogue from Zell am See-Kaprun

10/10/2019 - SnowTrex

With the onset of winter, the SnowTrex employees’ longing for the mountains becomes particularly intense. Our colleague Jana, for example, recently seized a snowy opportunity and set off at the end of January for the white, snow-covered Salzburger Land – to Zell am See-Kaprun. We’ve got the report for you here:

The impressive view of Zell am See from the Schmittenhöhe ski area.

Selection of Pistes in Zell am See-Kaprun

“We spent four days in the ski region Zell am See-Kaprun with a total of 138 km of slopes. The skiing area includes the areas of Maiskogel, Schmittenhöhe (Zell am See) and the glacier skiing area Kitzsteinhorn (Kaprun). I am a leisure skier with average speed, but my brother-in-law and my friend are really good skiers. At some point, I wanted to prove myself to the boys – the blue slopes were too easy for me anyway. So I ventured onto the most difficult run of the Schmitten”.

The black run turned out to be a little challenging after all – but the great view of Lake Zell made up for it.

“A special feature of the Schmittenhöhe ski area is the wonderful view of Lake Zell, but the view of the surrounding peaks also puts you in a good mood and makes you want to ski all the downhill runs and every piste at least once. However, with the ‘Salzburg Super Ski Card’, this became a big challenge because with this lift pass, winter sports fans can ski in other ski areas in addition to the Zell am See – Kaprun ski areas, like the massive Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Fieberbrunn Leogang with another 270 km of piste. We also took advantage of this offer and had the opportunity to ski even more kilometres of pistes”.

Zell am See-Kaprun offers a fantastic glacier mountain lake panorama.

Lifts, Huts, & Après Ski

“I wasn’t familiar with the ski region yet and was very pleasantly surprised. From the great snow conditions to the wide slopes to the modern lifts, everything was perfect. There are many chair lifts (some also with heating), tow lifts and modern lifts. For the children, there is a magic carpet and the access to all facilities is very good. Although many winter sports fans ski there, there is still enough space for everyone to enjoy carving. If we needed a break from the long runs, we had several huts to choose from, where you can warm up with a hot tea or a Jägermeister. After skiing, there were also some well-known après ski bars like the ‘Baumbar’ and the ‘SchnapsHansBar'”.

The legendary “SchnapsHansBar” on the Schmittenhöhe.

Jana’s Highlight

“My personal highlight in this skiing holiday was definitely the skiing experience in Kaprun. Skiing on the glacier above the tree line on wide, very well groomed slopes in bright sunshine is simply wonderful. Everywhere you look, there are only glaciers and great slopes as far as the eye can see. In any case, a visit is worthwhile and for me it is certain: I will come back to Zell am See-Kaprun!”

SnowTrex employee Jana on the Kitzsteinhorn in the Zell am See-Kaprun ski region.

Now that you’ve read through the travel report, fancy a ski holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun?

  • Thursday, 10. October 2019
  • author: SnowTrex
  • category: Ski Areas
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