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Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See

Highest Lift2000m
Longest Run4km
Kms of Piste77km
Snowboard Parks1
Snow CannonsYes
Total Runs29
Beginner Runs12
Intermediate Runs11
Advanced Runs6
Total Lifts28


Connections to endless experiences between glacier, mountain and lake in Zell am See-Kaprun

Guests of the holiday region can expect a big winter experience area – with 408 pre-mium kilometres of ski slopes, 100% snow-reliability thanks to the glacier and a ticket alliance, the Ski ALPIN CARD.

Included, of course: endless skiing pleasure. From winter 19/20, the region will be-come an alpine pioneer yet again thanks to two new cable car connections.

The “3K K-onnection“ brings together that belongs together and, creating a fascinat-ing entity, connects Kaprun, the Maiskogel Family Mountain and the Kitzsteinhorn from December onward. With that, Kaprun offers for the first time a comfortable ski in-ski-out directly from the town centre to the snow-reliable glacier ski resort as well as a panoramic ride from 768 to 3,029 metres, which is unique in the Eastern Alps.

But that’s not all. True to the motto “New valley – New luck“ enables the lower Section I of the zellamseeXpress the access from the Glemmtal Valley to the Schmittenhöhe panorama and family ski resort for the first time, thus creating a connection to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and setting the course for a new dimension of skiing.

Unique cable car connections offer 

Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most famous and most legendary winter sports regions in the Alps: Anyone who appreciates fantastic downhill runs and absolute snow-reliability comes to Zell am See-Kaprun. With the spectacular K-ONNECTION glacier connection from Kaprun directly uphill to the Kitzsteinhorn and the new connection from the Glemmtal Valley into the Schmittenhöhe family and panorama ski resort, the region presents itself more diverse than ever from winter 2019/20. Thanks to the new “Ski ALPIN CARD“ ticket alliance, there are 408 kilometres of ski slopes, including glacier, waiting to be discovered. And all that in one of Austria’s most beautiful landscapes. Simply Alps at their very best.  

Schmittenhöhe – finally united with the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn 

With its fantastic views to Lake Zell as well as over 30 three thousand metres high mountains of the Hohe Tauern, the Schmittenhöhe is one of the region’s top highlights. The world’s longest fun slope, the black “Trass“ with over 1,000 altitude metres and a gradient of up to 70%, the night skiing programme and the many winter hiking trails complement the range of Zell’s local mountain. Apart from three access points in Zell am See, this panorama and family ski resort also offers a new lower terminus in the Glemmtal Valley this winter. The completion of the lower section of the zellamseeXpress sets the course of new dimensions in skiing. From winter 2019/2020, the Schmittenhöhe ski resort can be accessed for the first time from the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn directly via the natural snow piste 168 and then by using the top-modern 10-person gondola lift zellamseeXpress. Using a ski bus service, the return journey only takes a few minutes.

From Kaprun directly uphill to the Kitzsteinhorn

Winter in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort starts already in October, and the extralong winter season delights skiers until early summer. The new Kaprun-Maiskogel-Kitzsteinhorn cable car connection is a dream of generations finally coming true this winter. Two new cable cars lead directly from the town centre of Kaprun via the Maiskogel to the 100% snow-reliable Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. This means ski in–ski out for all guests of Kaprun accessing the lower terminus of the MK Maiskogel lift and the modern Kaprun Center, with 2,000 ski depots, in comfort on foot or by ski bus. The new 3K K-onnection, connecting a total of 12 kilometres, is now the longest cable car axis in the Eastern Alps and manages 2,261 altitude metres. Skiers, snowboarders, freeriders, ski tourers and winter lovers feel over the moon at the Kitzsteinhorn. Three snow parks, Austria’s most attractive superpipe, two marked ski touring uphill routes, glacier cross-country ski track, but also Gipfelwelt 3000 with the “Top of Salzburg“ viewing platform, the National Park Gallery, the Cinema 3000 experience and Salzburg’s highest-situated restaurant offer unforgettable holiday moments in over 3,000 metres above sea level. 

1 ticket, 3 premium regions, endless skiing fun – the new SKI ALPIN CARD

Starting from the winter season 2019/20, the new Ski ALPIN CARD offers winter sports fans in Zell am See-Kaprun access to three premium ski regions: the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun. With this, winter sports fans get to enjoy one of the largest and most diverse ski regions in the Alps, which is reflected by a unique ticket alliance. Functioning as one single ski ticket, the Ski ALPIN CARD offers access to 408 kilometres of ski slopes, 121 mountain railways, including glacier, and a maximum of attractions. The new formula for the next premium holiday is: One ticket for 3 regions with endless skiing pleasure – from freeriding and panorama skiing to snow-reliable glacier. www.alpincard.at  


Top tips for winter 2019/20:

·       “WOW Glacier Love“, the legendary winter sports and music festival at the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, welcomes winter with the best beats and cool atmosphere on 9th and 10th November 2019. Tickets and the full programme with live acts, free ski & snowboard tests, etc. are available at  www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/wowglacierlove

·       The opening of the new mountain railways 3K K-ONNECTION and zellamseeXpress in Zell am See-Kaprun will be celebrated with two very special highlights. 
The celebrations start with a concert of Wolfgang Ambros & the No. 1 from the Vienna Woods and Granada at the lower Maiskogel terminus at the Kitzsteinhorn on 30th November 2019. In addition, guests experience an exclusive, light-inspired special roundtrip of the entire K-ONNECTION in illuminated gondolas.
The open-air programme for the opening of the ”zellamseeXpress” on the Areit at the Schmittenhöhe on 7th December 2019 delights with international flair: top act Aura Dione performs her greatest hits live. The main act from Austria will not be revealed here. 

·       The “Spartan Winter Race“ is staged again in Zell am See-Kaprun on 11th and 12th January 2020. This race is open to anyone who feels confident managing a 5 or 13 km extreme obstacle run with over 20 obstacles. www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/spartanrace

·       The “GP Ice Race“ on 1st and 2nd February 2020 is staged in honour of the spectacular ice races, which took place at the frozen Lake Zell. This event offers pure motorsports action: including show drives, ski jöring and competitions with historic and current racing and rally vehicles on the natural sheet of ice. www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/gpicerace

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Win A Ski Holiday for Two to the French Alps with Ski Amis

Win a catered chalet ski holiday for two in one of the world’s largest ski areas! Indulge on a full English breakfast, homemade cakes and 3 course meals with unlimited wine for 7 nights in the French Alps! You could be staying in Les Menuires or La Tania– all great resorts with skiing heights up to 2850m and plenty of après ski, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Catered Chalets that are ski in/ski out, traditional, big enough for the whole family or in a peaceful beautiful location – the choice is yours if you win.

With a large list to choose from, there will be a chalet to suit you! 


Les Menuires, Three Valleys

Chalets de Bruyeres– This perfect ski in/ski out location is right at the bottom of the piste. The gondola at the backdoor will take your straight up to 2850m! Whilst your there, have a go on speed mountain (suitable for children and adults), dine out for one night and try some traditional French cuisine and maybe even treat yourself to a spa day at the wellness centre next door. 

Chalets de Bettaix– Choose one of these chalets if you aren’t a party animal and enjoy the views of a pretty traditional village. These chalets are located in the village of Bettaix, right next to the River Doron – enjoy your full English breakfast whilst watching the river flow past the balcony window. 

La Tania, Three Valleys

Chalet Christine, Titania or Morgane– Ski through the trees in this great south facing resort with great access to the whole of the Three Valleys. These chalets are close to everything. La Tania is a pedestrianised resort so you are only 5 minutes away from the piste, a lift or a bar! 


Holiday Details 

Ski Holiday for 2 people in the French Alps

  • One week March 2020 (subject to availability/non peak weeks) 
  • Super Saver service transfer from Geneva included
  • Standard Service Chalet (subject to availability) 
  • Les Menuires: Chalets de Bruyeres, Katerina or Lorraine
  • La Tania: Titania, Morgane or Christine 
  • Flights, ski passes, ski hire and ski lessons are not included 


Terms and Conditions

Holiday is subject to our standard terms and conditions but in addition:

  • Transfers are based on our ‘Super Saver Service’ - we don't provide any guarantees on the waiting time with this service - other than we will get you to your accommodation on Saturday at some point.  
  • For this service you need to book a flight which lands before 12h00 on your arrival day and departs after 15h00 on your departure day.
  • Chalets are available for any of the following weeks – 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th March 2020 subject to availability – alternative dates may be possible for a charge and would be subject to availability
  • Available chalets are in La Tania or Les Menuires only and are for our standard service.
  • Lift passes, equipment and lessons must be booked through our pre booking service via our sales office

Flights, ski passes, ski hire and ski lessons are not included, Altitude Holidays general competiton terms here