- The vertical drop from summit to base is 3156 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2392 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 5676 ft above sea level.
- Season starts on Dec 21 and ends on Mar 31 (100 days). Average season duration in Austria is 111 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 21 to Mar 31) is 55 " at summit elevation and 14 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 58 " at summit elevation and 19 " at the base.
- Maiskogel Kaprun features 48 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 45 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Salzburg.
The K-onnection to the future - straight from Kaprun up to the glacier
Directly from the village of Kaprun with the aid of two new gondola lifts, first up the Maiskogel, from there to the Langwiedboden and the very heart of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area! Ski-in-Ski-out, 100% snow guarantee from October until well into springtime, along with a wealth of new opportunities – priceless benefits that further solidify Zell am See-Kaprun’s position as a top destination in the Alps. For unsurpassed winter sports, memorable family holidays or high-alpine sightseeing that reaches all the way to the TOP OF SALZBURG at 9,940 feet above sea level.
December 2019, an ultra-modern tri-cable gondola, the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-Konnection, will link the Maiskogel with the Kitzsteinhorn.
New from December 2018:
MK Maiskogelbahn and Kaprun Center in the center of Kaprun
New from December 2019:
3K K-onnection to Langwiedboden and into the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
The Ski Resort
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.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
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 Stangerbauer 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 Ranch 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.
Maisi Fantasy Park
Here, the pulse of every young freestyler races in pure anticipation. Absolute rookies as well as up-and-coming stars find everything they need for cool tricks and outrageous moves in this snowpark: including kickers, waves and rails. And every day, the park is maintained in tip-top condition by our experienced shapers. Based on the snow conditions, we are constantly coming up with brand-new obstacles so as to offer our regular guests whole new jump opportunities. In our Fantasy Park, there truly are no limits to your freestyle imagination. Incidentally, entrance to the park is free of charge.
Most Difficult Runs
Alpine Coaster Maisiflitzer (open all year round, including in winter)
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. The start and finish of the coaster are located right next to the new Mono-cable gondola “MK Maiskogelbahn” in the centre of Kaprun.
The toboggan fun for the whole family all year round in all weather conditions.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Eisbär-bar, conveniently located at the trail, is perfect for an After-Hour drink. Hardcore partying continues in the nightclub Baumbar in Kaprun.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Maiskogel Kaprun
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.