Kitzsteinhorn & Maiskogel

Winter sports from autumn until early summer

Active winter sports fans and excursioners alike are treated to extraordinary sporting and nature experiences on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel. On the edge of Hohe Tauern National Park, Salzburg's only glacier ski area is a one-of-a-kind location in the Eastern Alps. With broad glacier slopes, spectacular views of high-alpine nature and virtually limitless opportunities for winter sports. The K-ONNECTION cableway links the town center of Kaprun with Maiskogel Family Ski Area along with the Kitzsteinhorn itself, making it possible to ride from the glacier all the way back into town.

On and away from the pistes: Freeriding and Ski Touring

Thanks to its snowy high elevations, the Kitzsteinhorn is famous for its deep-snow slopes. Freeriders treasure the five signposted routes, the Freeride Info Base at the Alpincenter as well as the Info Points at the start of each of the runs, providing important tips for added safety in open terrain. Workshops for beginners and experienced riders are offered in cooperation with two ski schools under the header "Freeride Monday". For touring skiers, the Kitzsteinhorn features two marked ascent routes alongside the piste beginning in Langwied: The "Schneekönigin" variant involves a gain of 474 vertical meters on its way up to the Alpincenter at 2,450 m above sea level. The "Eisbrecher" route, with an 899 m gain, leads to the mountain station of the Maurerlift at 2,875 m. A new ascent route up the Maiskogel also excites ski tourers. It begins at the Maiskogel car park, bringing you to the mountain station of the Almbahn (elev. 1,733 m) and the base station for the 3K K-onnection (elev. 1,570 m). Guided ski tours are offered every Thursday: Accompanied by a guide, you will make your way to the top of the pristine, 2,642 m Tristkogel.

All-out Action in the Snowparks

Several perfectly maintained snowparks make the Kitzsteinhorn an unsurpassed hotspot for the freestyle crowd: They are some of the absolute best worldwide with variety that is second to none. By October, the "Glacier Park" on the glacier platear has already opened its doors. As of December, the aptly named "Easy Park" awaits all snowboarders and freeskiers looking to tackle their first basic elements. The world's elite are busy training throughout November in the "Superpipe" before opening to the general public in December. As of January, the "Central Park" and "South Central Park" provide two additional playgrounds where you can let it all hang out. The "Maisi Park" is likewise a source of excitement, thanks to a special fun area and elements that are easily mastered.

ICE CAMP - presented by Audi

The "ICE CAMP - presented by Audi" captivates visitors at 2,600 m above sea level. From January until April, this incomparably wondrous world of snow and ice serves as a stylish meeting point on the Kitzsteinhorn. Once again, the interconncted igloos - including an art space, the ICE BAR and the showroom, in which an Audi is enthroned atop a platform of ice - become a highly coveted photo motif. Those igloos, each of which is twelve meters in diameter, are designed by Carinthian artist Max Seibald. Roughly 60 tons of ice and 2,500 cubic meters of snow go into creating this work of art. The ICE CAMP is open from approximately the beginning of January until mid-April.

Special challenges for winter sports fans

Those who carve genuine challenges will love the "Black Mamba" piste with a gradient as much as 63 percent. If you like to collect data, the ever-popular Skiline tracker will accurately keep a record of your vertical meters. Meanwhile, the Skimovie hill with a giant-slalom course will allow you to preserve those spectacular glacier memories. The Skiline Speedcheck on the Kitzsteinhorn is supplemented by another on the Maiskogel. And once again this winter, the Kitzsteinhorn K-ONNECTION CUP features five exciting disciplines: Complete four of the five for the chance to win exclusive prizes.

K-ONNECTION: Kaprun - Maiskogel - Kitzsteinhorn

The K-ONNECTION cableway links Kaprun town center with the popular Maiskogel Family Ski Area and the Kitzsteinhorn. For winter sports fans and sightseers, this means significantly shorter distances, ski-in ski-out between Kaprun and the glacier, along with the ultimate convenience of the Kaprun Center including the valley station, ticket windows, ski depot, sports shop, the Maisi Alm and Maisi Flitzer. Each stage of the ultra-modern cableway reveals unique perspectives and fascinationg views ot the high-alpine winter landscapes. With a total length of twelve kilometers from the valle station up to the TOP OF SALZBURG (elev. 3,029 m), you will rise 2,261 vertical meters and traverse four different climate zones in the process. The heart of this unique cableway is the 4.3 kilometers-long 3K K-onnection. The world's most modern gondola lift connects the mountain station of the MK Maiskogelbahn (1,570 m) with the Langwiedboden (1,976 m) on the Kitzsteinhorn.

TOP OF SALZBURG/Gipfelwelt 3000 - excursion destination on the border of Hohe Tauern National Park

At the Kitzsteinhorn summit station at 3,029 meters above sea level, high-alpine sightseeing attraction TOP OF SALZBURG/Gipfelwelt 3000 promises magical perspectives and insights into Hohe Tauern National Park. Non-skiers can also look forward to various fascinating opportunities, including two panoramic viewing platforms, Cinema 3000 showing the film "Kitzsteinhorn - THE NATURE", the National Park Gallery with enthralling info stations, along with the highest restaurant in Salzburg province.

An extraordinary nature experience: the Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour with a National Park Ranger

Thanks to the K-ONNECTION up to the Kitzsteinhorn, nature-loving visitors can also set out on a fascinating tour leading from the valley to the glacier. This wintry excursion is comfortably accomplished every Tuesday with the help of the lifts and an experienced National Park Ranger, providing families to intriguing insights into the nature of the high mountains: In this way, participants learn how eagles nest, about the important protective role played by forests, and how glacial ice is created. Participants are given an eagle's-eye view, float in complete comfort up through four climate zones, and rise 2,261 vertical meters in the process. The actual ride on the 3K K-onnection is a breathtaking highlight in its own right, made even more unique thanks to two custom-designed "Explorer Cabins". Due to their special configuration, you are able to take in unforgettable 360° views extending from the Zeller See to the Grossglockner. Your ultimate destination is the TOP OF SALZBURG/Gipfelwelt 3000 at 3,029 meters above sea level. 


All-year tobogganing fun at the Alpine Coaster

Spine-tingling excitement through and through – the first alpine coaster in the province of Salzburg is open as well in winter.

Guided safely on rails, you race in green two-seaters with up to 40 km/h downhill. Waves, jumps and spectacular spins let the adrenalin race through the veins and cries of joy can be heard from the Maiskogel. Adults and children find a popular excursion destination and exciting adventure when tobogganing here at the Alpine Coaster in summer as well as in winter. 


  • Length uphill ride 730 m
  • Length downhill ride 1,300 m
  • Bridges, 5 jumps, 5 angular support spins and waves
  • Duration of the ride approx. 12 minutes
  • Children aged 3-7 ride accompanied by an adult

Tobogganing fun for the whole family - all through the year and whatever the weather!