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. On the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Salzburg's only glacier ski area is a one-of-a-kind location in the Eastern Alps. 

On the Maiskogel, families and recreational skiers will enjoy the gentle terrain and porximity to the village, while beginners can try their first turns on the flat slopes of the Lechnerberg in the centre of Kaprun. 

3K K-onnection - Panorama Railway | © Kitzsteinhorn

Since 2019, the Kitzsteinhorn will be directly accessible from Kaprun via the Maiskogel: a total of six cable cars from a 12-kilometre-long chain - from the town centre to 174 metres below the glacier summit. 

It is the longest cable car axis in the Eastern Alps and, at 2,261 metres, it also covers the greatest height difference in the same space. 

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The Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel is only a 10 minute drive from Piesendorf Niedernsill and can be reached by free ski bus and ski train!

Freeriding & Ski Touring

Thanks to its snowy 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 metres 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 (ele. 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 high Tristkogel. 

Snowparks & Superpipe

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 plateau 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. 

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 metres. 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. 

Unique insights and views of the highest mountains in Austria | © Kitzsteinhorn

Top of Salzburg

Excursion destination on the border of Hohe Tauern National Park

At the Kitzsteinhorn summit station at 3,029 metres 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 fil "Kitzsteinhorn - THE NATURE", the National Park Gallery with enthralling info stations, along the highest restaurant in Salzburg province.

ICE CAMP - presented by Audi

The unique chill-out area at an altitude of 2,600 metres on the Kitzsteinhorn: from January to April 2023, sip cool drinks, listen to relaxing music and get your vitamin D on the sun loungers in front of a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

Accompanied by a ranger from the Hohe Tauern National Park, the cable cars take you from 768 to 3,029 metres to the TOP OF SALZBURG. Along the way you will learn about the flora and fauna of the Kitzsteinhorn. After the tour you can enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Gipfel Restaurant against the spectacular backdrop of the high mountains before taking the National Park Gallery Tour with the Ranger. 

Maisi Flitzer - all-year tobogganing fun at Maiskogel

Maisiflitzer - year-round tobogganing fun on the Alpine Coaster | © Kitzsteinhorn

Thrills through and through - the first Alpine Coaster in the SalzburgerLand is open in winter too. 

Safely guided on rails, you race downhill in green two-seaters at up to 40 km/h. Waves, jumps and spectacular turns will get your adrenaline pumping, and screams of delight can be heard from the Maiskogel. The Alpine Coaster is a popular destination and an exciting adventure for everyone in summer and winter alike. 


  • 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

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

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