Kaprun-Zell am See


Why Kaprun-Zell am See?

There’s no doubt that Austria is full of picturesque ski resorts, and that’s certainly the case with Kaprun-Zell am See. As part of the Europa Sport Region, you’ll have over 138km of pistes, slopes, and runs to play with. This expansive terrain makes it an ideal resort for both experienced skiers and beginners. What’s more, the 3,000m-high Kitzsteinhorn glacier offers a view you really don’t want to miss.

Why Kaprun-Zell am See?

Linking up to the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski circuit area means Kaprun-Zell am See now forms part of Austria’s biggest ski area, so you won’t be short on pistes to explore and stunning scenery.

As part of your ski instructor course in Austria, you’ll be treated to breath-taking views of the area’s three stunning mountains, including the inimitable Kitzsteinhorn glacier. It also offers fantastic levels of snowfall from October until July, making it a great getaway at almost any time of the year!

The glacier is open for snowsports year-round, while you can take advantage of Lake Zell either as a giant natural swimming pool or a frozen winter wonderland, depending on when you choose to visit.

What's the deal with the slopes?

With three mountains making up 3,400 acres of terrain you can take advantage of, there’s plenty to explore.

Boasting award-winning slopes that are easy to get to grips with and multiple snack huts, the area’s family mountain, the Maiskogel, is a great low-traffic option for beginners and those looking to hone their basic skills.

If you’re a bit more advanced, we recommend the Schmittenhöhe. Standing at 2,200km high with 77km of runs, it’s considered the mountain with the most picturesque view in all of Austria – but it’s known for much more than its breath-taking scenery. You can also take advantage of night skiing three nights a week to view the landscape in its tranquil evening setting.

For the most adventurous, the 3,000m-high Kitzsteinhorn glacier is the one for you. Providing a focal point for our training courses with GS runs, off-piste terrain, mogul lines, groomed pistes, a snow park, AND the biggest super pipe in Austria, this is the peak for thrill-seeking experts.

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Resort life

Every ski season, we welcome new cohorts from all walks of life. That’s why we’re offering accommodation that suits everyone’s needs, included in your course fees.

You can choose from a range of gorgeous penthouses, apartments, and guest houses. Whichever you choose, you can relax in the knowledge that it’ll be the perfect place to wind down after a day on the slopes.

We offer a range of single rooms and different-sized apartments to cater for all groups, individuals, and couples. Even our shared self-catering options will ensure you’re living in luxury on your mountain stay.

Find out more on our accommodation page


For the adventure of a lifetime that goes beyond the ski peaks, local Kaprun has those once-in-a-lifetime activities you won’t experience anywhere else. Audi drifting experiences are great for petrol heads, while those with a competitive streak will love snow mobile racing with their new-found friends.

Our sky diving weekends are the perfect option for the thrill-seekers amongst you. Let’s face it, how many opportunities would you have to jump out of a plane 12,000ft above the Alps? This is an unmissable activity that will linger in your memories forever.

Bungee jumping
Ice hockey trips
Movie nights
Ice driving experiences
Scenic flights
Sky diving
Spa days
Zip lining
Salt mine tour (Salzburg)
City sightseeing

The good stuff...the nightlife

It wouldn’t be the trip of a lifetime without the opportunity to dance the night away. That’s why you’ll love the legendary socials offered by this resort in Kaprun. From the après events to fancy dress parties, you’ll have an amazing time on-site.

Clubheads can’t miss out on the WOW Glacier Love Music Festival, which brings together some of the best dance DJs in the world right now. The festival has previously hosted headliners Rudimental, Benny Benassi, Netsky, and Sub Focus to name just a few.

Ski Instructor Academy’s legendary socials are at their peak in Kaprun and will make sure you have the most amazing time off the slopes with themed fancy dress parties, après events, movie nights and the WOW Glacier Love Music Festival boasting a top line up from the world of dance, with the likes of Benny Benassi, Netsky, Rudimental, and Sub Focus descending on our beautiful village.

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