The vertical drop from summit to base is 965 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 720 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 1,730 m above sea level.
Season starts on 23 Dec and ends on 18 Mar (85 days). Average season duration in Austria is 124 days.
Average snow depth during the season (23 Dec to 18 Mar) is 91 cm at summit elevation and 15 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 130 cm at summit elevation and 19 cm at the base.
Maiskogel Kaprun features 50 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 48 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
YOUR FAMILY MOUNTAIN – IN THE CENTRE OF KAPRUN
Here on the Maiskogel, your family mountain, excellently groomed slopes - serviced by snowmaking equipment - are just waiting to be discovered by you. Heavenly skiing enjoyment for beginner and expert. The valley station of the “Panoramabahn Schaufelberg” is situated directly at the centre of Kaprun and offers you a comfortable ride up to the centre of the family skiing area. All chair lifts are equipped with bubbles, so you can enjoy your skiing days in all weather conditions. The practice slope on the drag lift is ideal for all those who are making their first turns on snow. Ambitious ski stars will find everything here their heart could possibly desire. No waiting time in lift queues, a lot of room for fun and exercise in the fresh air and special children`s meals in mountain huts. For curious and brave youngsters the new Maisi-Fantasy park offers more than snow. The little ones can practice on wave courses, curves and child-friendly jumps. Charming mountain inns right next to the slopes await all of our active winter sports fans whenever they get hungry or thirsty. Relax on the sunny terrace while your children explore the clear arranged mountain by themself. The perfect location and extensive use of snow making facilities provide a snow guarantee from the beginning of December till spring time.
Easy travel, plenty of visitor parking, inexpensive lift tickets and perfect groomed slopes: these are your guarantees for pure skiing enjoyment with the whole family!
TIPPS Dreams do come true - Drive a Snow Cat On Maiskogel Family Mountain, you can take a look behind the scenes and ride across the snow-covered slopes on board a snow cat weighing as much as 11 tons and producing as much as 500 horsepower! Training slope Ski clubs, businesses and groups have a permanent training hill available to them.
ALPINE COASTER MAISIFLITZER (open all year round)
Spine-tingling excitement through and through – the first alpine coaster in the province of Salzburg. Running on tracks, these two-seaters race towards the valley below at speeds as high as 40 km/h. For added excitement the track features built-in waves, jumps and five loops. If that first adrenaline rush wasn’t enough for you, simply remain seated in the sled and you’ll be towed right back to the top of the course again. The start and finish of the coaster are located right next to the “Panoramabahn Schaufelberg” in the centre of Kaprun.
The toboggan fun for the whole family all year round in all weather conditions.
The Ski Resort
The ski resort Maiskogel in the region Zell at See-Kaprun offers skiers and snowboarders winter sport pleasure on 20 kilometers ranging from beginner to expert runs. To warm up, check out the training trails at Maislift, which feature 14 kilometer blues. Here you can work on your skills, away from the hussle and action that you´ll find at the more advanced runs. While the five red kilometer and one kilometer black are enjoyable runs for intermediates, beginners really should steer clear. Three lifts guarantee an comfortable way up to the well-groomed skiable terrain.
An outstanding highlight for little adventurer is the Maisi-Phantasiepark with waves, curves and kid-friendly jumps. If your child is totally new to the world of skiing and riding- no problem! The instructors, accompanied by Maisi snowman will help your kids to find their ski leg fast and create a passion for skiing.
Right next to Maiskogel the ski resort Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is at home. The glacier ski resort Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun also invites for enjoyable carving and is easy accessible.
On Mountain Dining
The only thing that tops the amazing skiing experience is eating in the charming and cozy mountain restaurants. The Alpengasthaus Glocknerblick convinces with the traditional hut and an amazing 360 degrees panorama view. The homemade and typical Austrian dishes will make your restaurant experience a perfect one. The Jausenstation Standerbauer is best know for games and beef dishes from their own production. Culinary delights coming 100 percent from organic agriculture serves the Jausenstation Unteraigen. The signature special are home-distilled liquors. Right next to the Alps rollercoaster you´ll see the Maisalm that is the best hangout for lunch time. The Maiskogelalm is for everyone who appreciates a great barbecue. Your food here comes always with amazing live-music and a special atmosphere. The Saulochalm on the other hand invites guests with Pinzgauer specialties and pastries which are so common in this area. A huge plus: Mealtimes are combined with special entertainment andboast a wide range of special kids´ menus.
Familienberg Maiskogel Kaprun Winter | 06:28
The family ski resort Maiskogel makes men dreams come true since you can speed through the snow on snow groomers. Feel the blood rushing while you feel the power of 500 horsepower. Tobaggoning fans will be pleased with the runs that the resort has in abundance. Thrill-seekers are obviously exactly in the right place in Maiskogel Kaprun. The rollercoaster Maisflitzer and the slide paradise will really entertain all speed junkies. The ice rink welcomes all ice princesses or ice hockey pros. Spoil yourself with some wellness and relaxation at Tauern Spa Kaprun.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Celebrate a successful day on the slopes in Kaprun. Right at the base station you´ll see the Apres-ski umbrella bar Zur Lederhos´n. Here you can even party during the day and always have a blast. Eisbär-bar, conveniently located at the trail, is perfect for an After-Hour drink. Hardcore partying continues in the nightclub Baumbar in Kaprun.
By car: From Salzburg it´s just about 85 kilometers to Maiskogel. Take the B20 to Bad Reichenhall and exit at Inzell/Karlstein/Kasernea and turn onto St2101. When you get to Schneizlreuth, change onto B178 and continue to Lofer. From there, follow B311 via Saalfelden until you see signs for Maiskogel. Coming from Munich, you have to expect a 170 kilometer ride. Take the A8 to the intersection 101 and follow signs to Brenner/Innsbruck/ Kufstein/Österreich. Pass Oberaudorf, Durchholzen, Erpfendorf, Lofer and Saalfelden until you get to the parking lot in the resort that are free of charge.
By Public Transportation: It´s also an option to take Public Transportation to the ski resort. The next airport is Salzburg and about 100 kilometers away from Maiskogel. You can take the train to Zell am See, which is about 8,5 kilometeres outside the ski resort. In the resort, you can use the free ski bus with a valid ski pass.