Salzburgerland Ski Resort Guide

Salzburgerland Ski Resort Guide

Here is our Salzburgerland ski resort guide to help you plan your skiing while staying at Kitz Residenz Apartment 6. However, we recommend checking each day on our TV from programme 200 to 218 for conditions at each ski venue. This is the best way to understand which ski resort to drive too.

Where To Buy Your Ski Pass?

All can be accessed using the Salzburgerland ski pass. You can easily buy this from the ski pass office in the centre of Kaprun by the bank. 

Car Hire From Salzburg

At Kitz Residenz Apartment 6, we have 1 free private parking space on site (reservation is not needed).

You can bring your own car or If you are looking for the best car hire from the airport, click here.

Where To Ski?

Maiskogel – a 7-minute drive

Maiskogel, Kitz residenz 6

Maiskogel, Kitz residenz 6

The village mountain Maiskogel is a good day one for the family and to get ski legs.

There is a new gondola in the village centre just behind the Kaprun ski school and rental, next to the Alpenrose (mention my name to Bergit in the rental place and usually gives a discount), so good when getting skis, boots and lessons altogether.

Good mix of blue, red and little black. You can also pre-order with her at

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier – a 15-minute drive



Kitzsteinhorn glacier has a big mix of blue, red and black runs if the weather is good for a mixed days skiing.

Check weather and temperatures as can change quickly and can be very cold -15c to -20c.

Don’t always believe the temperature shown on the TV, if it is really cold, they won’t say the proper temperature or people won’t go up there.

Kitzbuhel – a 40-minute drive


© Kitzbühel Tourismus

Kitzbuhel is a great day out. Approx 45 minute drive.

Park by the train station and small walk up the Hahnekamm gondola.

Good mix up there of blue, red and black runs and nice to finish in the town after for drink/tea.

Ski the famous Hahnekamm back down into the town near where you have parked and then a short walk into town for a drink.

The drink-drive laws are tough and they often pick on hire cars for a breath test. Half-pint beer limit!!

Hollersbach – a 35-minute drive



Hollersbach is just after Mittersall town about 40 minutes drive.

Good parking and takes you up the Pass Thum side of the Kitz Ski area.

Great ski area and sometimes a little quieter than Kitzbuhel.

Great mix of blue and red runs and well-pisted area.

Can ski over the 3S link at Jochberg across to the top of Kitzbuhel itself.

Good full day for the good skier.

If you do go across the 3S, keep an eye on the time for getting back across at the end of the day.

Konigsleiten – a 55-minute drive

KonigsleitenIt’s part of Gerlos and Zillertal ski area. Drive towards Mittersall, Hollersbach, then follow the valley to Krimmel waterfalls and over the toll using your ski pass and few km past there on the right is the car park.

Great area and high at 2300m. Worth a day out and full days skiing of blue, red and black.

A really well pisted area. You can ski the left or right of the car park. The chair lift side has more blue runs and more of a family ski area.

The gondola side has good blacks and you can ski all the way to Zillertal and back easily in a day, but need to be a good skier to do the full run.

Ski Amade – a 30 minute drive

Ski AmadeA massive area with a huge choice of skiing. Recommend the nearer Amade ski resorts of:-

Dorfgastein / Grossal ski area. A great mix of blue and red runs. The rest of Gasteins are very cold, so not recommended. About 45-minute drive. But recommend that you need to be a good skier.

Maria Alm links to Muhlbach with great pistes and links. 35km tour over 5 resorts. A great day out skiing. 30 minutes drive back towards Saalfalden and link across from there. One of our favourite places and good mix for all. You can do a big tour, rest can stay in Maria Alm and nice mix there for them of blue and red runs.

Alpendorf linking to Wagrain and Flachau (Red 1 is Herman Maier World Cup run) is a 50 minutes drive and ski over the linked mountains. A good full day skiing and do 3 resorts in 1 day starting and finishing in Alpendorf. To drive to Flachau takes over 90 minutes so good way to getting across.

Zell am See – 10-minute drive

Zell am SeeZell am See gets really busy half term week. If you do go there, go early or after 10.30 as the lifts get very busy and long queues.

Plenty of skiing there, blues, reds and blacks.

The best area is the Sonnenalm area at the back of Zell and nice on a sunny day. (Good reds and blacks over this side)

Ski Circus – a 30-minute drive

Ski CircusSaalbach, Ski Circus area is a great ski area that has recently joined up with Fieberbrunn. Plenty of skiing for all abilities including a FIS World Cup run. You can do a full day ski tour, but it does mean an early start. For a shorter day, we drive to the last lift, through the tunnel at Hinterglemm, then either across to Fieberbrunn or back toward Saalbach. Massive ski area about 40 minute drive away up the back of Zell am See.

Rauris and Lofer – a 40-minute drive

LoferBoth resorts are a nice and quiet sole ski areas with nice day mix of well pisted blue and red runs. Only a 40 minutes drive time from our apartment.

Good family ski areas but 1-day ski worth only. 

Our Top Tip

The only ski resort we would not recommend unless very good weather is Wildkogel and Weisse. Both very high and very cold and only ski on bluebird days.

We hope you have a great time and find this helpful to have a fun ski trip. Please feel free to come back with any questions.

Many thanks,

Paul & Gillian

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