Kaprun is one of the most popular resorts for Crystal guests. Set at the foot of the breathtaking Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, it offers an excellent range of skiing, including high altitude skiing with guaranteed snow, with the lift pass covering the Kaprun areas and Zell am See too (connected by regular ski bus). The 'Optimum' Sports Centre is the pride of the village, with its fantastic facilities. Combined with a wide variety of bars and restaurants, Kaprun has lots to offer - on and off the piste.
Gentle nursery slopes are found beside the village centre, on the Lechnerberg. With excellent instruction from the Kaprun ski school, as confidence is gained, beginners can progress on to the numerous easy runs of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
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 (FREE ski bus).
Accomplished skiers will relish the contrast of wide-open pistes and superb powder of the glacier bowl. There are seven exciting black runs throughout the region, some with vicious moguls. There are 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.
Approx Transfer Time Salzburg 1hr 45mins Village Height 775m (2,541ft) Highest Lift 3,029m (10,600ft)
Plenty of action off-piste from lively bars and discos to the more quaint, rustic stubes. Try: - Music Café - Kitsch and Bitter - Charlys Bar - Café Nindl - Baum Bar
Shops Banks Visits to glacier Excursion to Salzburg