Experience winter hiking in Zell am See – Kaprun from its most beautiful side. Where there are hiking routes in summer, there are numerous snowshoe and winter hiking trails in winter. Whether a guided tour or an expedition on your own, there is hardly a more beautiful alternative than exploring the snow-covered winter landscape on a winter hike.
You will find some winter hiking trails on the promenades of the Zeller lakeshore as well as directly at the lake. Most of the paths are prepared for hiking and snowshoeing. If you want to go high up, for example on the Schwalbenwand, it is best to take snowshoes. Without them you’d sink in the fresh powder snow. There are also guided winter hikes on the Schmittenhoehe and the Kitzsteinhorn. You can find an overview of the scheduled dates here. Reservations are sometimes necessary.
Vera’s top three hikes in the valley (without snowshoes):
Winter hiking in Kaprun | Brunnwiesenweg
The Brunnwiesenweg is the ideal route for winter hiking with the family in Zell am See – Kaprun. You start from Kaprun, past Kaprun Castle, through the Kaprun Moor and walk along the banks of the Salzach towards the Salzachbrückenwirt. The paths are cleared and also suitable for prams.
Duration: 1:02 hours, 4,2 KM, 13 HM
Start: Kaprun, Pension Häuslhof
Winter hiking in Zell am See | Dr. Mueller Promenade (Nr. 61)
The Dr. Müller Promenade connects Zell am See with Einöd, which lies in the direction of Maishofen. The promenade runs above the lakeshore and promises fantastic views. The path is usually cleared, but sturdy shoes are recommended. You can find the link to the winter hike here.
Duration: 0:19 hours, 1,0 KM, 104 HM
Start: Zell am See, Aparthotel Eichenhof
Winter hiking in Zell am See | Around the golfcourse
The golf course circuit starts in Schüttdorf. It is also an easy winter hike, but offers fantastic views. You hike along the cross-country ski trail through the Zell basin past the golf course and some frozen ponds.
The route is a romantic option for couples and the whole family. You can find the link to the hike here.
Duration: 0:33 hours, 3.8 KM, 9 HM
Start: Schüttdorf, Airport
Cross country skiing
Cross country skiing in skating or classic stride
You will search in vain for a comparable and so varied cross-country skiing network in winter as in Zell am See-Kaprun. Whether in classic or skating style, at night or in altitude training, our guests find perfect cross-country skiing conditions. From the centre of Kaprun (fire station) the Schloss- and Nachtloipe starts as well as the Tauernspa Loipe. For those who want to train already in early autumn or spring, you will find the perfect altitude training camp on the Kitz glacier trail. Via the cross-country ski trail in Zell am See-Maishofen, you can ski into the adjoining network of the Saalach Valley. Via Kaprun, you can transfer to the Piesendorf cross-country ski trail and reach Niedernsill. This opens up a total of over 107 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. The exact routes and a map overview can be found here.
Schlossloipe Kaprun: 5,2 km, 66 hm
Nachtloipe Kaprun: 4,5 km, 57 hm
Nachtloipe Zell am See: 4,2 km, 20 hm
Gletscherloipe Kitz: 1,9 km, 60 hm
Tauern SPA Loipe Kaprun: 3,5 km, 21 hm