Winter sports from fall until early summer
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, young or old, looking for a relaxed or action-packed experience, with a group, as a couple, or with the family: In Austria's first and Salzburg's only glacier skiing area, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike can enjoy a top-notch winter (sports) experience both on and off the slopes of the Kitzsteinhorn.
On the Maiskogel, families and leisure skiers particularly enjoy the gentle terrain and proximity to the village, while beginners can try their first turns on the flat slopes of Lechnerberg in the centre of Kaprun.
Even the journey to the glacier and to the TOP OF SALZBURG offers an unforgettable highlight:
The ride with the 3K K-onnection - one of the world's most modern and energy-efficient cable cars. Nature lovers enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding high-alpine mountain world all the way down to the Zell am See basin.
The ski areas Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel are only a 10-minute drive away from Piesendorf Niedernsill and can be reached by the free ski bus and ski train!
Freeriding & Ski Touring
The Kitzsteinhorn ranks among Austria's most popular FREERIDE spots. Skiers and snowboarders ride fresh lines on five varied close-to-lift routes in the soft powder. The "Freeride Info Base" with an overview of all freeride routes, avalanche transceiver checkpoint, avalanche danger display and code of conduct for backcountry skiing at the Alpincenter on 2,450 metres, as well as the "Freeride Info Points" at each route's access point with details on the respective route's characteristics and tips on backcountry skiing are highly appreciated.
There are two marked routes for SKI TOURERS that run next to the slope on the Kitzsteinhorn, starting at the Langwied area: The "Schneekönigin" (snow queen) is a moderate tour to the Alpincenter on 2,450 metres and covers 474 vertical metres. Up to this point, the "Eisbrecher" (ice breaker) runs parallel to the "Schneekönigin" to then continue up to the Mauererlift's top station on 2,875 metres. In sum, ski tourers with great stamina cover 899 vertical metres. There is also a route on the Maiskogel that starts at the Maiskogel parking lot and leads up either to the Almbahn top station on 1,733 metres or the 3K K-onnection valley station on 1,570 metres.
Snowparks & Superpipe
The SNOWPARKS on the Kitzsteinhorn are world-class and impress freestylers with varied setups. The "Glacier Park" on the glacier plateau at 2,900 metres provides first kickers, rails and boxes already in October. When it closes in December, the "Easy Park" at 2,600 metres opens until the end of ski season in May. The "Central Park" and "South Central Park" offer numerous features from February through April.
In fall, the perfectly shaped SUPERPIPE built by Olympia shaper Alli Zehetner attracts the elite of halfpipe riders to the proximity of the Sonnenkarbahn cable car on the Kitzsteinhorn. Legendary names of the international freestyle scene use the mighty halfpipe with its up to 6.5-m-high walls to train for their upcoming competitions at the annual "Pipe Training Weeks" in November. During the event, riders book exclusive training slots before the pipe opens for everyone.
Fun slopes & Competitions
"BLACK MAMBA" - Those who want to conquer her, love steep riding: Having a gradient of up to 63 %, the "Black Mamba" is Kitzsteinhorn's blackest slope.
"EAGLE LINE" - The fun slope for aspiring freestylers who want to approach different terrain forms: The course is packed with waves, berms and other alternating features. Advanced riders will have loads of fun here, too, while whizzing through the air and feeling the centrifugal forces in the berms.
"MAISI LINE" - Kids can romp around on this wave track at the Maiskogel.
"SKILINE.CC" - Checking what has been accomplished at the end of the ski day: The free Skilinie app makes that possible. It tracks vertical metres, cable car rides and kilometres of slopes and displays the data as a diagram. Moreover, the app records the speed checks at the Kristallbahn top station and the Maiskogel as well as a ski movie of the giant slalom track by the Kitzlifte. There is also the "Kitzsteinhorn K-ONNECTION CUP" with five exciting competitions each winter. Those who master four out of five challenges can win special prizes.
Top of Salzburg
At 3,029 metres, the Kitzsteinhorn summit is within arm's reach.
Here you'll find Salzburg's highest excursion destination: TOP OF SALZBURG / Gipfelwelt 3000 is open year-round and borders directly on the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest protected area in the Alps. Standing on the two panorama platforms, "TOP OF SALZBURG" and "Nationalpark Gallery", you can enjoy an overwhelming view of an almost endless ocean of white summits and karstic rocks. Other highlights: "Cinema 3000" and a 360-metres-long information tunnel called "Nationalpark Gallery".
ICE CAMP presented by Audi
On 2,600 metres, ice and snow form a fantastic work of art. From approximately mid-January through mid-April, the winter landscape on the Kitzsteinhorn features igloos. They host a scene that meets the spirit of the times. Ice sculptures, light installation and sounds narrate a new story and carry to another world year after year. It's an experience for all senses that delights visitors each time. The building material for the ICE CAMP comes from the surrounding nature, and as soon as temperatures start to rise in spring, nature takes back what belongs to her.
Beside an Audi showroom there is also an ICE CAMP Sun Deck with bar, loungers and lounge music with a view of the Kitzsteinhorn summit.
Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour & National Park Gallery Tour
On the "Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour", a Hohe Tauern National Park ranger guides guests via cable cars and short hikes from the Kaprun town center through four climate zones to TOP OF SALZBURG on 3,029 metres. The way holds compelling stories about and fascinating insights into the flora and fauna on the Kitzsteinhorn as well as a ride with the 3K K-onnection. Special explorer gondolas give a crystal clear panoramic view of the spectacular high-alpine landscape.
The following "National Park Gallery Tour" leads through all TOP OF SALZBURG attractions, with focus on the 360-metres-long info tunnel in the Kitzsteinhorn - a mystical experience for all senses. At six info stations, the ranger narrates how mountain crystals from, what permafrost is and much more.
Maisi Flitzer - all-year tobogganing fun at Maiskogel
Pure thrill - The first Alpine Coaster in the Salzburg region is open even in Winter.
Safely guided on rails, you race downhill in green two-seaters at up to 40 km/h. Waves, jumps, and spectacular turns make adrenaline rush through your veins, and screams of delight can be heard from the Maiskogel. Adults and children alike find a popular destination and exciting adventure in summer and winter while sledding on the Alpine Coaster.
Lenght ascent 730 m | lenght downhill run 1,300 m
Bridges, 5 jumps, 5 angular support spins and waves
Duration of the ride approx. 12 minutes
Children aged 3 to 7 years ride accompanied by an adult
Year-round sledding fun for the whole family, no matter the weather!