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Skiing in Kaprun Austria

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Kaprun is a village not far from the well-known resort of Zell am See in the Salzburg province of Austria.

The two resorts are combined in one tourist office administrative area and both bring advantages to the co-operation. Zell am See has the international name and brand, while Kaprun can boast one of the main glacier - and thus snow-sure - ski resorts closest to the eastern part of the country.

The settlement itself is a pleasant large village without the hustle and bustle of downtown Zell am See - many visitors are attracted by precisely those qualities...

Elevation: 786 metres

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This was originally a mining village and finds in the area date back to a Celtic provenance. Nowadays it has a population of around 3,000, based mainly around tourism and the massive hydro-electric power plant in the mountains above the village.

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier skiing area was the first major project of its kind in Austria and boasts the highest cable car pylon in the world (according to the lift company) at 113 metres.

As the nearest village to a glacier ski area, the ski season starts earlier than in neighbouring Zell am See and the hotels will start filling up with guests in the late autumn, especially on November weekends.

The area in winter is principally known for the skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn, which attracts many Austrians, Germans and eastern Europeans with the snow-sure conditions. However, the Maiskogel hill just outside the town and the small draglifts closer to the accommodation add to the slopes on offer. Kaprun is also well-known on the British market as a stronghold for the Crystal ski package holiday brand.
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It is relatively easy to get to by public transport, with good train connections through to nearby Zell am See and relatively easy road connections from the motorways. Salzburg Airport is the most convenient but Munich and Innsbruck are also potential options.
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