Spacious family ski resorts, small mountain villages and high-alpine glacier ranges – the Salzburger Land region is a paradise for winter sports athletes, offering perfect opportunities for leisure skiers as well as pros. No matter if you’re a beginner, advanced rider or professional – the region offers something for every taste and skill level.
No matter what you’re looking for – the ski resorts of the Salzburger Land region are bound to have the perfect offer for you. With state-of-the-art facilities and 100 % snow reliability, there’s nothing keeping you from a perfect day on the slopes!
Glacier feeling on Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn
Salzburg’s famous glacier, the Kitzsteinhorn, offers extraordinary skiing experiences from autumn until early summer. Enjoy 41 kilometres of perfectly groomed high-alpine slopes as well as 19 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts taking you up to 3,029 metres.
The Gipfelwelt 3000 offers numerous attractions to visitors, among them the National Park Gallery .
You need a break from skiing? There are plenty of sunbeds on the sun terrace of the Ice Camp presented by Audi! The Alpin Centre and other mountain restaurants are the perfect place to fuel up with some delicious local treats.
Did you know? With its up to three areas, Kitzsteinhorn Snow Park is one of the biggest of its kind in Salzburg.
NEW from winter 2018/19
To offer guests a perfect skiing experience, the region always boasts new highlights, for instance the K-Connektion connecting Kaprun Centre with the glacier resort from the 2018/19 season on.
Leisure skiing on the Schmitten in Zell am See
Only a stone’s throw from the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmitten with its 77 kilometres of slopes is a great choice for families. The landmark mountain of the Pinzgau region offers something for all tastes and skill levels.
Have you heard of the Trass descent? Located on the Schmitten, it is the longest black run of the entire Salzburger Land region. With its 70 % gradient, the thrilling ski run starting from the summit of the Schmitten is not for the faint of heart!
The Schmitten Funslope isn’t called an XXL slope for no reason. After all, its length of 1,300 metres makes it the longest in the world!
If you’re hungry after an exciting day on the slopes, more than 20 cosy mountain huts and bars are perfect places to recharge your batteries.
What’s more, the Schmitten is only a stone’s throw from the AlpenParks Residences Zell am See. Three other facilities in Zell am See-Kaprun are also only a short distance from the ski resort.
Pinzgau ski bus
From AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Orgler in Kaprun, you can reach the Kitzsteinhorn in no time. Simply hop on the ski bus , which leaves every 15 minutes in winter and every half hour in spring. It calls at all stops between Zell am See, areitXpress Schmitten, Kaprun and Kitzsteinhorn and is free for holders of a valid ski pass.
Ski schools and ski rental in Zell am See-Kaprun
The region of Zell am See-Kaprun boasts numerous ski schools. For instance, Zell am See Ski School offers various lessons to polish your technique, with individual courses for children, teenagers and adults taking place up on the Schmitten.
There are also great group lessons, private lessons, guided tours and more on the Kitzsteinhorn – all of them including state-of-the-art rental equipment.
With 120 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes, the ski region of Maria Alm – Dienten – Mühlbach is a paradise for all snow lovers. In addition to numerous red and blue slopes, the resort also offers 19 kilometres of black runs as well as a snow park.
The highlight of the ski resort? The Königstour (“King’s Tour”) with 6,700 metres altitude difference, 32 kilometres of slopes and five summits in one day! The wooden king’s thrones along the way are the perfect spots to take a break and snap a picture. Kick back, relax and enjoy the stunning views!
Children aged two years and above are lovingly cared for at the guest kindergarten of Maria Alm, offering Mum and Dad a little parents' time-out.
If you’re looking for a nice place for a break, look no further than Tiergartenalm, where tradition meets modernity. Enjoy some delicious Kasnockn, Kaiserschmarrn or a cup of hot tea, while your little ones can explore the on-site petting zoo!
There are numerous other restaurants and bars along the slopes, making it easy to fuel up on local delicacies during your ski day.
Ski schools and ski rental in Maria Alm
- Edelweiss Maria Alm Ski School: courses for all skill levels
- Maria Alm Ski School: group and private lessons for skiers and snowboarders
- Maria Alm Alpine Ski School: the No. 1 choice for freeriders
Ski holidays for all senses in the Gastein Valley
Gastein offers high-alpine skiing pleasure in four different resorts:
- Graukogel: for ski mountaineers
- Sportgastein: the freerider’s paradise
- Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel: family ski resort with snow park
- Dorfgastein: perfect for all leisure skiers
A total of 192 kilometres of slopes offer something for all tastes and skill levels.
Gourmet tip: Jungerstube on Stubnerkogel is one of the most popular mountain huts among locals and holiday guests.
The modern AlpenParks Residence is located at the centre of the health resort of Bad Hofgastein, only a short distance from Bad Hofgastein Ski School.
Gastein Valley ski bus
There is a free ski bus taking you from AlpenParks Residence to all ski resorts of the Gastein Valley.
Skiing in Zauchensee
The World Cup resort boasts a wide range of black and blue slopes for discerning skiers. With its 2,188 vertical metres, the resort is also a powder paradise for freeriders. Simply hop on one of the 25 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts to reach the resort’s 70 kilometres of slopes.
Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl with its world-renowned Absolut Park is only a three-minute bus ride away.
If you would like to practice your first turns in the snow with a professional instructor or to polish your technique, simply head to one of the many local ski schools.
To fuel up after an exciting day of skiing, we recommend dropping by at Hubertusalm in Flachauwinkl. The family-run mountain hut‘s sun terrace is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. If you're are sweet-tooth, you should definitely visit Gamskogel mountain hut in Zauchensee!
Skiing pleasure in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Sometimes, size does matter. At least when it comes to Skicirkus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn – the “Home of Lässig”. It boasts a whopping 270 kilometres of slopes throughout the entire Salzburger Land region and all the way to Tyrol as well as 70 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts. With its many events and après-ski locations, the resort is particularly popular with young and young-at-heart skiers. After all, the more than 60 mountain huts offer something for every taste!
Other great ski-resorts in the Salzburger Land region
- Snow Space Salzburg: best of mountains
- Obertauern: 1752 metres above everyday life
- Altenmarkt-Radstadt: small but lovely
The AlpenParks team wishes you a wonderful ski-holiday in the Salzburger Land region!