Ski touring in Zell am See-Kaprun
touring routes in the region and around
Ski touring is the perfect combination of hiking and skiing and offers marvellous experiences on the mountains. In our region there are a lot of ski touring possibilities – if pro or beginner, you will find your best variation.
Due to the glacier Kitzsteinhorn our ski touring season starts already early, in october everybody meets on Kitzsteinhorn.
You can find tours along the slope or off piste, both is possible.
As soon as we have enough snow in the valley you can also plan a nice skitour at Maiskogel, only 500 metres from the hotel.
Every Wednesday from 04:00 – 10:00 pm the slopes are ready for ski touring sport. On the peak you can rest in a traditional hut with views on Austrias highest mountain – Großglockner.
Ski touring on the glacier Kitzsteinhorn
Marked routes beside the piste
Two routes called the „Eisbrecher“ (Icebreaker) and the „Schneekönigin“ (Snow Queen) run up beside the pistes. Start is at Langwiedboden, end station of Gletscherjet cable car. As ski tourer you get a ticket for EUR 18,50 with the guest card. At the start there is an InfoPoint where you can gather information about correct conduct, alpine dangers and details to the routes.
altitude meters: 474m
start: Langwiedboden, führt am Alpincenter vorbei
end: top station Maurerlift
altitude meters: 899m
Touring ski rent at Kitzsteinhorn
You do not have your own ski touring equipment or you left it at home – no problem. At the glacier shop Skidome 2 Kitz Sport by Oberschneider situated directly at Langwied you can rent the complete set: skis, skins, shoes and poles.
Touring tips in the region
In Thumersbach/Zell am See there is a mountain only for ski tourer. You can go up straight to the peak or you choose the idyllic way trough the wood. On the top you enjoy marvellous views on the lake of Zell. At the Enzianhütte to can stop for a bite to eat - traditional cuisine awaits you.
National parc Hohe Tauern
A range of ski tours you can find here around. Well-known peaks are Großvenediger, Rauriser Sonnblick, Hoher Tenn, Imbachhorn and a lot more.
Doesn't matter if on the slope or off-piste, safety is the most important thing! So every tour has to be planned very well. Be sure if you take with you a first-aid kid, an avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe and shovel should also be in your backpack.
If you do not know the routs we recommend guided tours.
A list of certified mountain guides you can find on the website of the tourist office Zell am See-Kaprun.