Southwest of Salzburg in Kaprun, the Schaufelberg-Maiskogel ski area is a small, beginner ski area that runs down into Kaprun. Most of the pistes are low-angle and are good for beginners and intermediates. With its lower elevation and mostly forested slopes, it's not known for great grooming and it gets particularly choppy as you approach the base area.
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. And, starting in 2019, there is now a gondola linking the village of Kaprun through Maiskogel with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area.
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.
PRO TIP: There is a new ski pass alliance called Ski ALPIN CARD which provides acess to Kitzsteinhorn-Kaprun, Zell am See Schmittenhohe, and also Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Overall, Kaprun-Maiskogel is the 26th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 72 snowboarding resorts in Austria.
Local Contacts: Local Tourism +43 (0) 6542-770-0; Maiskogel +43 (0) 06547-20113
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Breakfast Restaurant: Backarei Milch, Kaprun
Reference Source: click here https://www.kitzsteinhorn.at/en/winter/maiskogel
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 47.276412, 12.756876
Date Published: 12/28/2015
Date Updated: 10/27/2019
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