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Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun Ski Resort

Trail Map Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun
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The Ski Resort

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From 2 becomes 1: With the new K-onnection Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn are connected from season 2019/2020. More than 70 continuous kilometres of pistes await winter sports enthusiasts on the two mountains. While beginners feel particularly at home on the many blue pistes at Maiskogel, experts get their money's worth on the steeper glacier pistes.

The highlight among the lifts is the new tri-cable gondola with all-round glazed panorama cabins that can accommodate up to 32 people. Thanks to the new ropeway connection, ski-in-ski-out from Kaprun to the glacier is now possible. For day-trippers and all those who want to quickly reach the glacier skiing area, we recommend the usual entrance at the valley station of the Glacier Jet.

Kitzsteinhorn: The glacier ski area

The Kitzsteinhorn is the only glacier ski area in the Salzburger Land and offers pure skiing pleasure from October to July. In total there are more than 40 prepared kilometres of slopes to explore, more than half of them marked in red. The "Gletscherseeabfahrt" is one of the best ways to enjoy carving with a great panorama. The Kristallbahn run will also appeal to sporty skiers. If you like it steep, you should definitely stop by on the black "Black Mamba" with 63 percent gradient.

Professionals on the boards are attracted to the Kitzsteinhorn above all because of the grandiose freeride offer, because it belongs to the most popular freeride areas in the Alps. In the immediate vicinity of the lifts there are five routes with different levels of difficulty, for example the medium pipe line, which is not very long, but quite humpy and thus requires an extra portion of balance. A real challenge is the Jump Run. This is nothing for weak nerves and especially among the locals extremely popular. If you want to look for your own lines, you can first inform yourself in the Freeride Info Base between the Glacier Jet II and the Langwiedbahn.

The three snowparks offer an extra dose of adrenalin. In the Glacier Park at 2900 metres, one can already stand the first tricks from October. All playgrounds are freshly shaped every day and inspire beginners as well as pro riders with varied easy-, medium- and pro-lines.

Maiskogel: The family mountain

The ski area on the Maiskogel offers visitors winter sports fun on 20 kilometres of slopes from December to March. Especially families feel at home here, the two thirds of the slopes are marked blue and there are practice lifts for beginners as well as at the Lechnerberg. With the new Maiskogel lift there is also a modern, fast gondola lift and in the new Kaprun-Center there is a huge ski depot as well as a rental station.

The Fantasy Park on the Maisilift is great fun for the whole family. Here you can find rails, kickers and wave tracks, which are complemented with funny animal figures. The Maiskogel is also home to the Maisiflitzer, an Alpine coaster that is in operation all year round.


Interesting facts

  • Offering 39 miles of slopes and terrain, Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Salzburg.
  • Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Salzburg.
  • Elevated between 2520 ft and 9938 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Austria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 7418 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 85 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during May, offering an average snow depth of 120 " at summit elevation and 14 " at the base. Therefore Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Austria.
  • Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel - Kaprun features 83 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 88 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Salzburg's only glacier is the perfect place for skiing from October to July. If Mother Hulda doesn't help, 65 percent of the slopes in the entire ski area can be covered with snow.

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 169
Snowphone+43 (0)6547 8621
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Typically Austrian is the food in the restaurant Gletschermühle.
Typically Austrian is the food in the restaurant Gletschermühle. © Kitzsteinhorn

On both the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel, numerous restaurants and huts spoil you with a wide range of culinary delights. Whether typically Austrian, trendy and innovative or atmospheric - from breakfast to après-ski there is something for everyone. Of course, large sun terraces are also a must. In many mountain huts there are extra children's menus for the little ski stars.

Tips for a stop at the Kitzsteinhorn:

  • Summit restaurant at 3000 meters, Salzburg's highest restaurant
  • Restaurant Gletschermühle
  • Restaurant Alpincenter
  • Krefelderhütte
  • Häuslalm
  • kitz900m (small snacks only)

Retreatment tips on Maiskogel:

  • Maisi Alm
  • Glocknerblick
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch, with petting zoo
  • Sauloch Alm
  • Jausenstation Stangerbauer
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen

Must-Ski Runs

Highlight for experts: the Black Mamba on the Kitzsteinhorn.
Highlight for experts: the Black Mamba on the Kitzsteinhorn. © Kitzsteinhorn

A special challenge awaits experts at the Kitzsteinhorn: The "Black Mamba", a slope up to 63% steep! The black run with the no. 14 is 1000 meters long, overcomes 290 meters of altitude and a really poisonous slope - ideal for all who want to get steep! The start of the run is at the valley station of the Kristallbahn at 2,265 metres, the finish at Langwiedboden.

Exceptionally long runs there are several in the ski area: If you change from the Alpincenter downhill run to the Langwied run on the Kitzsteinhorn, you can ski from the summit to Langwiedboden and enjoy a 5km downhill run. Even longer is the blue valley descent at Maiskogel, which leads from the mountain station of the Almbahn to Kaprun.



K-ONNECTION Kaprun - Maiskogel - Kitzsteinhorn
Alps at their very best in Zell am See-Kaprun ❄
Black Mamba Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn "The Glacier - An Alpine Legend" - Shortversion
Freestyle Action im Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn


The Maisiflitzer, an Alpine Coaster on the Maiskogel, offers year-round sledding fun.
The Maisiflitzer, an Alpine Coaster on the Maiskogel, offers year-round sledding fun. © Kitzsteinhorn

Highlights away from the ski slopes there are numerous in the ski area. Families should not miss the Maisiflitzer at Maiskogel. Safely guided on rails, the two-seater rushes down into the valley at speeds of up to 40 km/h. Built-in waves, jumps and five spinning tops provide additional thrills. Start and finish of the run are directly at the parking lot Schaufelberg at Kaprun Center.

A visit to the Summit world 3000 at the Kitzsteinhorn is highly recommended for all age groups: High up on 3000 meters the summit world combines several attractions: Once at the top, you enter a 360 metre long tunnel that leads through the Kitztsteinhorn. On the way you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern. At the end of the tunnel you enter the Panorama Platform "Top of Salzburg". And you can even go to the cinema up at the glacier! In Cinema 3000 you can see spectacular pictures of the landscape and wildlife around the Kitzsteinhorn.

The Ice Camp, which consists of three interconnected igloos and accommodates a bar and an ice art production is also an impressive work of art.

For cross-country skiers there are over 60 km of trails in the region Zell am See - Kaprun. There is also a high altitude trail on the Kitzsteinhorn and three different night trails.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan run lighted

Après-Ski and Nightlife

The Häuslalm at Langwiedboden is the first address on the glacier for après-ski. Further possibilities at the Kitzsteinhorn are the Skyline Bar and the Parasol Schirmbar at the Alpincenter, the kitz900m and the Ice Camp Bar.

There are also several possibilities for après-ski on the Maiskogel: the Eisbär Après-Ski-Bar is located on the mountain. In the valley can be made daily until 20 o'clock in the Maisi Alm party. Who would like to celebrate afterwards still further, finds in cell at the lake and Kaprun numerous pubs, bars and Discotheken.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 13
Number of Clubs: 1

Dining and Restaurants

The summit restaurant combines Alpine design and culinary delights with a 5-star panorama.
The summit restaurant combines Alpine design and culinary delights with a 5-star panorama. © Kitzsteinhorn

At 3029 metres in Summit restaurant twice a year, real gourmet chefs spoil their guests under the motto "Hochgenuss". In Kaprun there is also a large selection of other restaurants. 


Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 8
Number of Snowboard Schools: 8
Freeride Lessons
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Getting here

The new entry in Kaprun: the Kaprun Center as the valley station of the Maiskogelbahn with ski depot, sports shop and rental station.
The new entry in Kaprun: the Kaprun Center as the valley station of the Maiskogelbahn with ski depot, sports shop and rental station. © Kitzsteinhorn

By car
Kaprun is around 2 1/2 hours from Munich. To make the journey by road, take the A 8 towards Salzburg, then keep right at the Inntal junction and follow signs for the A 93. Leave this road at the Oberaudorf exit and continue on towards Niederaudorf, following the B 178 until you reach Kaprun.

By train
Zell am See is also conveniently accessible by rail. Free buses take skiers and snowboarders from the train to the valley station of the lifts free-of-charge.

By plane
The nearest airport is in Salzburg. Various shuttle services offer skiers who fly in ideal access to the Kitzsteinhorn.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • 2 days or 3 days lift pass Kitzsteinhorn, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 6 days lift pass Ski Alpin Card (value of lift pass up to €292) Exceptions see booking process
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Dish towels (in the apartments)
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2520 ft - 9938 ft
Opening DayNov 3, 2023
Closing DayJun 2, 2024
Capacity 42075 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:15 AM - 4:45 PM


Total 23

Skiable Terrain

38.8 miles
Overall Slope Length 38.8 miles
Number of Slopes 35

Weather (9938 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €72
1 day youth €54
1 day child €36
All rates & fees