Winter season start 2023/24 in Zell am See & Kaprun

In our newest Blog article we will inform you about the winter start in Zell am See & Kaprun. You will find out about all the news from Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe. Also we'll inform you which Events you can't miss the upcoming season and what the skipass prices will be.

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News from the Kitzsteinhorn

The summer season was used for 2 major constructions this year, one on the Kitzsteinhorn and one on the Schmittenhöhe.

The Alpin Center on the Kitzsteinhorn, which was opened in 1973 and was renovated in 2001, is welcoming you this year with a completely new look. The facade was designed with lots of wood and glass, which is also reflected in the restaurant and bar area. The lift to the restaurant on the first floor is also new, making the Alpin Center and the restaurant barrier-free.

News from the Schmittenhöhe

The Sonnkogel on Schmittenhöhe has also undergone construction work, with 2 new features.

The existing Sonnkogel restaurant has been completely renovated and the lift station also shines brand new. The Sonnkogel lift has been modernised with a combined lift. In winter, a brand new 6-person chairlift with heated seats, a weather protection bonnet and automatically lockable closing bars takes you back to the top as fast as possible. An 8-seater gondola lift takes you up in summer.

Season opening at Schmittenhöhe - Pure Mountain Vibes

The inauguration of the new lift must of course be celebrated with the Pure Mountain Vibes on December 16th & December 17th at various locations on the Schmittenhöhe. The successful Austrian band Folkshilfe awaits you on December 16th at the Areitalm and on December 17th. There are unplugged concerts by Lemo, Simon Lewis, Emelie Trahan and Rhodes at the Sonnalm and in Franzl.

TOP EVENTS for the upcoming winter season 2023/24 in Zell am See

  • Zeller Sternenadvent Markt
    Starting on the 22nd of November until the 22nd of December 2024, every week from Wednesday 3:00pm until 9:00pm you will find the Christmas market on Stadtplatz in Zell am See. Have a stroll around the little huts which will show you some products which are hand made, also local specialities are waiting here for you.

  • Pure Mountain Vibes on Schmittenhöhe
    As alread mentioned the ski opening at Schmittenhöhe with the Pure Mountain Vibes on the 16th and 17t of December will be amazing – you can already buy the tickets.

  • Ski ‚N’Brunch on Schmittenhöhe
    Every Thursday in January and February you have the chance to be the first one to ski down and have an awesome Brunch in the mountains.
    Registration and ski ticket is obligatory.

  • F.A.T. ICE RACE | 27.01.2024
    This event is showing you what can be done with a car on ice.

  • Balloonalps | 03.02.-11.02.2024
    Just close to the sky – with the Balloon Alps Festival you have the chance to see everything from an hot-air balloon.

  • Falstaff Genuss Skitage | 07.03.-10.03. and 14.03.-17.03.2024
    Culinary Moments high up on the mountain. You can look forward to exclusive dinners, newly created mountain hut dishes, BBQ, live cooking and much more.

TOP EVENTS for the upcoming winter season 2023/24 in Kaprun

Ticket prices for the winter season 23/24

With the Ski Alpin Card you have a total of 408 kilometers of slopes on 121 lifts in front of you. No matter whether in Kaprun, Zell am See or Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Leogang, with this card you get maximum skiing fun. The daily price in high season is €72.00 per adult and day.

P.S: Maybe you're already thinking about Easter holiday? Here we have again a nice deal: Easter bonus - kids for free - March 23rd until April 7th 2024: Free ski passes for children (born 2008 and later) when a parent purchases a 4-day ski pass at the same time.