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Kaprun Ski Resort Guide

Kaprun, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length130km
Highest Lift3,030m
Resort Height800m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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The Austrian ski resort of Kaprun is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 800m, with 130km of marked runs.


Kaprun is part of the Europa Sport Region ski area with access to 130km of downhill skiing, with 81 marked pistes, served by a total of 53 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kaprun itself (130km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Europa Sport Region ski resorts of Kitzsteinhorn and Zell am See.

With ski lifts as high as 3,030m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Kaprun is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Kaprun.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kaprun is 7km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kaprun?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm, expected on 1 December, with around 22cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Kaprun

Ski Area Stats

Kaprun Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 7km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 22km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Europa Sport Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Kaprun Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,030m
Resort Altitude (Kaprun)800m
Lowest Piste770m
Max Vertical2,260m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, S

Kaprun has ski slopes facing both north and south, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kaprun
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Kaprun

Ski Hire Shops in Kaprun.

For more information, see our page about Kaprun Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Kaprun

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Kaprun Ski Schools and Kaprun Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Kaprun?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Zell am See, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kaprun is Salzburg, 90 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Klagenfurt, Linz and Ljubljana airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 25 ski lifts are able to uplift 35,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 29km of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kaprun open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Mid September, and usual closing is Mid May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Kaprun Piste Map

Talking about Kaprun

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Kaprun Webcams

The Webcams in Kaprun are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.