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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.

Ice Camp: Fascinating igloo landscape on the Kitzsteinhorn

Enjoy the stylish Ice Camp at 2600m. Softly lit igloos furnished with couches made if ice and reindeer furs invite you to stay for a drink at the Ice Bar. Over 60 tons of Ice were used to build the Camp - a must see. (Entrance is free).

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:

X OVER RIDE Freeride World Tour Qualifier***
2015-03-28, 9:30 AM
The Freeride World Tour (FWT) consists of different Tourstopps, where the worldwide top 15 Skiers and top 10 Snowboarders are eligible to start. Through the Freeride ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn Extreme
2015-04-11, 10:00 AM
KITZSTEINHORN EXTREME - a name that stands for THE high alpine uphill race for ski touring athletes. Starting at the Salzburger Platz, right in the heart of Kaprun, the ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Glacier Spring Festival
2015-05-01 - 2015-05-03
Piste fun, freestyle action in the snowparks, free ski and snowboard testing and the opening of the barbeque season.


Friday, 1st May ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
"My first 3.000m peak"
2015-07-01 - 2015-09-09, 9:00 AM
Guided summit tour to the 3.203 m Kitzsteinhorn peak. From 01st of July to 09th of September 2015 every Wednesday, start: 09.00 am.: Once on top you can feel the power ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Peak sounds "Gipfel Klänge Kitzsteinhorn"
2015-07-12, 9:30 AM
Music festival with music from different alpine horn groups, guided tour and morning pint with the Kaprun Marching band. On Sunday 12th July 2015 on the Kitzsteinhorn, ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn, Gletscherbahnen
WOW Glacier Love
2015-11-06 - 2015-11-08
The start of a winter of wonder. Combining the Sights, Sounds and Seduction of Winter into a Fusion of Mountains, Music and Memories. WOW Glacier Love is a new ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn und Salzburger Platz

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