It smells like snow.
And that can only mean one thing: You need to pull your skis out of the cellar immediately and get them waxed. If you are really ravenous for the snow, we have a great tip for you: the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Area in Zell am See-Kaprun has already opened a number of its pistes and modern lifts at the beginning of October. Which makes the Kitzsteinhorn the first of the 3 TOP ski areas close to our Tauernsuites Mitterwirt to get winter season in Salzburg underway.
Skiing in Salzburg
Slice down the piste for the first time this season in the same place where the world’s elite skiers train. The glacier on the “Kitz” is a popular spot during pre-season for world-class skiers to gather and prepare for the impending race season. As it is for those who can barely contain themselves as they wait for winter in Austria to arrive and who, quite frankly, would have preferred to keep their skis on their feet even during the summer months. And yes, even that’s possible, too: In summer, go skiing on the glacier in the morning, then slip into a bikini in the afternoon for a refreshing dip in Zeller See. By now, of course, the lake is a little too cold for swimming, which is good reason to focus on the snow. And on our offer for all of you “winter kids” out there who can’t wait to return to your snowy playground.
Your apartment for your skiing holidays
Your apartment at Tauernsuites Mitterwirt is about a 5-minute drive from the valley station of the Maiskogel in Kaprun. From there, the gondola will carry you up to 3029 m. And believe us when we say, the gondola ride alone is an unforgettable experience in its own right! The 3K K-onnection was opened last winter. Since then, passengers have been able to float from the modern Kaprun Center (elev. 768 m) via a 12 km-long panoramic cableway into the very heart of the glacier ski area. By making this investment, the Kitzsteinhorn has more than done justice to its pioneer status in lift technology.
You can pick up your ski pass at the Tauernsuites Mitterwirt reception. And it’s not “just” valid for the glacier ski area in Kaprun. It is accepted from the beginning of winter season in December at 3 famous ski areas including the Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Saalbach-Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. Only the best of the Alps for you! Exciting for families: a day-ticket for Naglköpfl Adventure Mountain is free with the Fun+Card, which is automatically included with your apartment stay for free. There, your littlest “ski dudes” will find 2 bunny lifts, a tow lift, a tubing hill and a trampoline. You’ll barely bump into one local who didn’t learn to ski up there on the “Nagl”.
Only the best of the Alps for you!
Skiing and Wellness Holidays
There’s one thing we should clarify. The combination of skiing and relaxation in the water is indeed possible year-round. The 20,000 m² TAUERN SPA Zell am See-Kaprun offers you the opportunity to take a refreshing dip after your day on the piste is done. Slide into the warm water. Or work up a healthy sweat in the sauna. Constantly before your eyes: the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel. As a guest of Tauernsuites Mitterwirt, you will receive a 10% discount on admission tickets for the TAUERN SPA as well as on beauty & wellness treatments offered there. Sound good? If so, take a closer look at our Tauernsuites Mitterwirt! These modern suites are fully equipped and provide an ideal holiday home for your winter vacation in Salzburger Land; a holiday home with wellness area (Finnish and herbal sauna) and restaurant. At Restaurant Mitterwirt, located right there the resort, they serve a mouthwatering selection of dishes (including cheesy noodles, the obligatory wiener schnitzel as well as pizza to go) - just in case you are not in the mood to cook for yourself during your ski holidays.
PS: To ensure the safety of you and others on the pistes, please follow the COVID-19 Behavior Code required by the participating ALPIN CARD ski resorts of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun.