Southwest of Salzburg in Kaprun, the Schaufelberg-Maiskogel ski area is a small, beginner ski area that runs down into Kaprun.
There are four separate ski areas in the Zell Am See - Kaprun region; the advanced Kitzsteinhorn (3,203m) south of Kaprun, the family-oriented Maiskogel (1,675m) running into Kaprun, the beginner Lechnerberg running into Kaprun, and the moderate Schmittenhohe (2,000m) leading into both Zell Am See and Schuttdorf. Combined the ski areas have 57 pistes for snowboarding served by two dozen lifts with a maximum vertical drop of 2,410m. There is a free ski bus linking each of the ski areas.
To reach the snowboarding at Kaprun from Salzburg by car, follow Route 215 west through Germany. Near Lofer, head south on Route 311 to Zell Am See. Continue through Zell Am See on Route 168 and then turn left heading south on L215 into Kaprun.
To reach the snowboarding at Kaprun from Salzburg by train, head to the Zell Am See train station. Then, take the local bus to Kaprun.
Overall, Kaprun-Maiskogel is the 25th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 52 snowboarding resorts in Austria.