Kaprun Mountain Restaurants – Our Best Recommendations

Kaprun Mountain Restaurants

Gillian and I have taken the time to list all the restaurants on the mountain that we think are worth paying a visit.

We have eaten in all the recommended mountain ski restaurants and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

If you find a hidden gem worth recommending, we would love to hear it with a comment at the bottom of the page.

Glocknerblick – Kaprun

Salzburger Nockerln

This hidden gem is tucked away from slopes and you can easily access it by taking the Almbahn lift to the very top and making a right at the top down a small track.

There you will see this small and traditional Austrian restaurant, serving delicious local food and friendly service from Christina and her team, working 9 to 5… what a way to make a living!

The traditional hutte has an interesting interior, with many personal memorabilia (Star Wars!) and photos of skiers and adventurers, plus an excellent large sun terrace!

From here you can easily get back on the mail slope or discover the tree runs if there is enough snow.

Häuslalm – Kaprun 


Located on the Kitzsteinhorn, Häuslalm is a rustic Alm on the Langwiedboden, offering local Pinzgau cuisine as well as great après ski.

This is located at the top of the first bubble lift up to the Kitzsteinhorn. Great food and fun après.

We would highly recommend trying the Gulasch Suppe here as it is the perfect winter warmer and priced fairly.

If you’re feeling particularly peckish, follow it with Ein Paar Wurstl – a couple of joined-together frankfurters.

They are served Mit Senf (with mustard), ketchup – and chips if you must.

Alpine Centre – Kitzsteinhorn

Tirolean dumpling Soup

Located on the Kitzsteinhorn, this is ideal for big group and families with its self-service restaurant.

The cuisine is international, anything from the generous choice of pasta dishes, a sizzling grill, salad buffet, a variety of pizza, burgers, seasonal soups and local specialities.

You will be surprised at the size, variety of food and value for money compared to many big French resorts. Goulash soup from €5!

Gipfel Restaurant – Kitzsteinhorn


Located at the very top of the Kitzsteinhorn, this is the highest possible point you can eat and ski at 3.029m in Land Salzburg.

It has a self-service area with mainly classical Austrian cuisine as well as a comfortable serviced lounge.

You can enjoy a breathtaking view of Austria´s highest peaks, together with local culinary delicacies.

ADEG – Supermarket

ADEG – Supermarket kaprun

ADEG – Supermarket kaprun

If you are a big group or just looking to save money from mountain lunches, I highly recommend stopping off at the ADEG supermarket at the bottom of the Maiskogel to grab a hot or cold sandwich from €2.50!

Here you can pick up a drink, snacks and sandwiches to pop in your rucksack, giving you more time to ski on the mountain!

They also have a little cafe selling takeaway coffee and pastries from 7 am in the Winter. Giving you lots of time for the first lift on the Masikogel and Kitzsteinhorn at 08:15.

Sonnkogel – Zell am See

Austrian Ski Food | kaiserschmarrn pancakes

Offering you fresh and local Austrian cuisine, Sonnkogel is perfect for the family to enjoy a meal at, overlooking Lake Zell.

Our favourite dish is the ‘kaiserschmarren’ which are sweet pancakes, chopped up and served with icing sugar and stewed plums or apples.

Perfect for a lunch time filler and the kids will go crazy over it!

Berghotel-schmitten – Zell am See

Gluhwein Apres Ski

You can find this amazing restaurant at the top of the schmittenhohebanh lift with fantastic views of Zell.

You have the choice of sit-down table service or if you want a quick bite, head to the self-service section.

With an outdoor seating area for those sunny days and warm log fire restaurant inside for those white-out days, this is a highly recommend restaurant to visit in zell.

We love to stop here for a Gluhwein, Vin Chaud, Mulled Wine, whatever you want to call it, you can’t beat this lunchtime drink.

Expect fresh and local cuisine with the decor from the 1900s.

BreitEck – Zell am See

Kaprun Mountain Restaurants

Kaprun Mountain Restaurants

Here you can expect Granny’s homemade recipes, fresh pastries and the best hot chocolates.

Reasonably priced and the food is still made from scratch with only local ingredients.

It is located on the far side of the Zell am see the mountain and has a large deck to relax on when the sun comes out.

Pinzgauer hütte – Zell am See

Austrian Ski Food | Apfel Strudel

From the balcony, you can admire the beautiful views of the Hohe Tauern and enjoy the home-cooked by the landlord specialities.

Our guest’s favourites have been the cheese dumplings or venison dishes.

Friendly service and great hot chocolates.

We hope you found The Best Kaprun Mountain Restaurants post helpful and if you would like any more advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Also, if you fancy making your own Austrian Ski Food, you can find the recipes here.

Many thanks,

Paul & Gillian.

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