Zell am See - Kaprun Summer Skiing Holiday Guide Self Catering Holiday Rentals - Chalets, Apartments & Holiday Homes For Rent

Summer holidays in Zell am See? Not just a ski resort but a very popular summer retreat. For an action packed summer this is the place to go as you can combine skiing in the morning on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier with water sports on the lake in the afternoon....

Zell am See & Kaprun are just 80km from Salzburg and are very popular with local and international tourists throughout the year . A place of immaculate natural beauty with so many things to see and do such as a visit to the 600 year old castle in Kaprun.

summer skiing on the kitzsteinhorn glacier
At a glance
Summer skiing
Glacier trekking
Golf
Wind surfing & Kite surfing
Cannyoning & white water rafting
500km of hiking trails
Mountain biking
Maisiflitzer toboggan run - 1300m long!
Tennis & squash
Wellness and spa
Tree walking & zip-lines

Summer skiing

Summer skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier has to be a must if you are staying in the area. At 3300m, there is guaranteed skiing for 10 months of the year! One of the coolest things is to ski in the morning and then go for a swim in the lake in the afternoon.

In July and August, once you come out of the lift to access the glacier, you are welcomed in to the "Ice Arena" on the glacier plateau. Here, you'll find a snow beach for sunbathing! ice bar and lots of entertainment for the children.

Summer mountain facts

  • Top lift: 3300m
  • Snow limit: 2939m
  • Vertical drop: 743m
  • Pistes: 20km
  • Ski Lifts: 4+
  • Summer Ski School
  • Snow park from October

For skiers, the lifts operate until 9th June then open again from the end of June to mid July and re-open again at the mid / end of September. For non-skiers, the Kitzsteinhorn is open all year round.

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Day Trips

Zell am See - Kaprun summer holidays consist of long sunny days that can get surprisingly hot with temperatures often north of 30 degrees. This means you have that Mediterranean climate but being surrounded by mountains, glaciers and lakes means there is so much to see and do.

There are beautiful walks through forests, along rivers, lakes and glaciers - the region has more than 500km of marked paths for you to discover in this fascinating part of the Austrian Alps. Some of our other favourites include...

lake and matterhorn views in the summer

Großglockner High Alpine Road

This is one of the most famous mountain roads in the world and is generally packed in the summer with bikers. It takes you through the Hohe Tauern National Park passing Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798m). The route is just 48km long but has 36 hairpin bends rising up to 2504m!!

Krimmler Wasserfälle

Take a stroll up to Europe's highest waterfalls - Krimmler Wasserfälle. The Krimml Waterfalls are the highest in Europe and the fifth highest in the world with a drop of 380m.

Mooserboden dam

If you like water then a hike up to the Mooserboden dam and around the Kitzsteinhorn reservoir is a good day trip and the views are spectacular. The dam is 107m high and 500m long at 2000m and there are organised tours that explain how electricity is generated

großglockner High Alpine Road
Krimmler Wasserfälle
mooserboden dam

Our view on summer in Zell am See - Kaprun

Summer holidays here are lively, sporty and fun and is a great place to base yourself for a mountain summer holiday whether with friends or family.