Resort guide to Kaprun - Austria

Small, high altitude, snow sure resort with glacier skiing. Perfect for family skiing

Kaprun resort guide - a general overview

Kaprun is situated at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and offers some of Austria's most snowsure skiing, from a traditional Tirolean village base. Ski holidays in Kaprun offer high altitude skiing and the possibility of skiing both the Kaprun and Zell am See areas - there is a wide range of pistes to accomplish. Off slope activities are good with an excellent sports centre with indoor pool and fitness studio, good restaurants and a couple of lively bars.


2 hours
3 hours

Resort stats


785m - 3,029m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value


  • Excellent easy cruising slopes for intermediates
  • Charming village
  • Good variety of off slope activities including a sports centre
  • Access to the glacier
  • Good snow conditions and snowmaking


  • Little to challenge experts
  • Lengthy lift queues for the gondola
  • Limited apres ski

Kaprun Resort Restaurants

There is no shortage of places to eat in Kaprun. Most of the hotels in Kaprun have their own restaurants which are open to the public. These hotel restaurants specialise in traditional Austrian mountain cuisine which while being delicious, can be rather expensive. For a more cheap but just as cheerful option head to Hilberger's Beisl which is a delightful pub/restaurant located right in the centre of town where Wolfgang Hilberg and his team serve beautiful and fresh locally sourced meals which you can enjoy on the cosy terrace overlooking the mountains. If you're in need of a bit of variety away from the rich Austrian delicacies there is also a scattering of Italian restaurants in and around Kaprun, including the popular Pizzeria Paletti which has an impressively large and delicious menu.

Kaprun Mountain Restaurants

Kaprun has a large variety of tasty mountain restaurants. There are cosy chalet style restaurants where you can go and take a long relaxed gourmet lunch or there are the larger canteen style self service places where you can grab a quick bite and relax on the extensive sun decks. The aptly named Bella Vista does great food and boasts some of the best views in the valley. For something with a bit more charm the Krefelder serves great traditional Austrian mountain delights.

Kaprun Apres Ski

Although Kaprun is overshadowed by its famous neighbours St Anton and Zell am See in terms of nightlife, Kaprun is still relatively buzzing in terms of apres ski and is a great place for a fun night out. There are many popular bars located inside most of the village's hotels within walking distance of your chalet. The most popular of these are Baum Bar, Partykeller and Kitsch and Bitter. A great place to start your night is Paletti's bar where you can grab a very reasonably priced pizza whilst having a few beers straight off the slopes. Then head to Partykeller which begins to get a bit livelier around 10pm and stays open until about 2:30am. One of the local's favourites is the Austrian themed Baum Bar which is located a little bit further out of town but worth the walk if you want to sample some traditional Austrian apres ski.

Kaprun Resort Map

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  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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