European Ski Resorts A-Z

Kaprun, Austria

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Most of Kaprun’s slopes are on its glacier and, weather permitting, good snow is virtually guaranteed.


Conditions on the lower Maiskögel area are more variable, but the north-facing slopes hold their snow well, given their modest altitude, and there is decent snow-making.


Crowds can be a problem here if snow is in short supply in other nearby resorts.

Where to ski in bad weather:

The low Maiskögel area is the only part of the Kaprun ski area offering any serious tree-lined runs in the event of a white-out. Nearby Zell-am-See also has plenty of wooded terrain.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier is naturally the best place to head in poor snow conditions, though it may be very crowded as people are bussed in from nearby low resorts.