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Kitzsteinhorn – holiday 3,000 metres above sea level

Kitzsteinhorn glacier – heaven on earth for skiers

Located in the region of Zell am See-Kaprun in the province of Salzburg you will find the amazing Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Almost 365 days a year you can enjoy snow and ice upon the glacier. Are you a passionate skier or snowboarder? Then visit the highest ski region in Salzburgerland.

Loads of natural snow, demanding free-ride-routes, snowparks for snowboarders, an ice camp and the exhibition of “Gipfelwelt 3000“  - a visit an Mount Kitzsteinhorn is a great pleasure for every skier. This glacier has been Austria’s first glacier ski region.

Gipfelwelt 3000 – exhibition and highlight on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier

All year round many great events take place at Gipfelwelt 3000. Enjoy impressive panoramic views combined with culinary delights. At the top station of the rope way your will find a cinema showing impressive pictures of Kitzsteinhorn mountain. In case you want to know more about the region of Zell am See-Kaprun you should visit the national park’s gallery. At the end of this 363-meter tunnel you will get to the viewy observation platform.          

Duration: 4 min.
Ein dynamisches Wechselspiel zwischen Mensch und Natur, die erhebende Gipfelwelt des Kitzsteinhorns und atemberaubende Perspektiven in knapp drei Minuten. A dynamic interplay between human and nature, the towering mountain peaks of the Kitzsteinhorn and the breathtaking views in 3 minutes - take off and hit the heights at over 3000 m in altitude.

Fascinating igloo landscape on the Kitzsteinhorn

Enjoy the unique igloo landscape of the Kitzsteinhorn’s Ice Camp. Softly lit igloos furnished with couches and reindeer furs invite you to stay for a drink. While having your drink you can watch the latest free-ride and freestyle movies in the igloo’s cinema.


Kitzsteinhorn snow park - fun on rails and pipes

On the Kitzsteinhorn you can visit of the biggest snowparks of the Alps that has already won various awards. There is an area for beginners, as well as an area for professionals, the central park. Here you will also find Austria’s biggest super pipe – the 125-meter long and 6.30-meter high pipe is the absolut highlight for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Big events as the Austrian Freeski Open take place here where the world’s best freestylers meet.


Free-riding on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier

Kitzsteinhorn glacier is not only a freestylers‘ paradise but also one of the most popular free-ride destinations in the Alps. The main reason for this – snow is guaranteed for 10 months of a year. Another reason is the region’s focus on the free-riders‘ safety. Before using the free-ride routes skiers will learn everything relevant about Alpine dangers. The advantages of the Kitzsteinhorn for free-skiers at a glance:

  • Five free-ride routes in immediate vicinity of ski lifts
  • Free-ride Info Base information system near the Alpine Centre
  • Free-ride Info Points at the starting points of the routes
  • PIEPS avalanche search field training ground (free of charge)

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Action-packed and diversified – your holiday on the Kitzsteinhorn

On the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Kaprun the season starts as soon as mid-September and lasts until mid-July. During the summer the glacier is the perfect place to cool down: the Ice Arena boasts snow slides and instead of a sandy beach you can enjoy a snowy one. Why not build snowmen instead of sand castles?

Holiday on the Kitzsteinhorn really is as intriguing as it sounds. That is why you shouldn’t hesitate: Look for suitable accommodation in the holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun now.

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Upcoming Events at the Kitzsteinhorn:

WOW Glacier Love
2014-11-07 - 2014-11-09, 9:00 AM
What is WOW Glacier Love? The new music and wintersport festival! Where is WOW Glacier Love? In Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria! When is WOW Glacier Love? 07. - 09. November ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn und Salzburger Platz
Freeride Monday
2014-11-24 - 2015-05-04, 10:00 AM
Experience every Monday from 10.00am - 12.30pm the fascination of freeriding, with skiing techniques and safety tips from professionals - for skiers and snowboarders ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Ski touring race "Kitzsteinhorn Schneekönig"
2014-11-29, 10:00 AM
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Free guided info tour with National Park Ranger
2014-12-30 - 2015-04-07, 11:00 AM
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00am and 01.00pm during a guided tour with a National Park ranger you can experience fascinating insights into and views of the Hohe ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
X OVER RIDE Freeride World Tour Qualifier***
2015-03-27 - 2015-03-28
From March 27th to March 28th 2015 the FWQ***X OVER RIDE in Zell am See-Kaprun will be the meeting point for freeriders from all over the world. Riders out of many ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn

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