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. Enjoy ice and snow even in summer. 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.
New from autumn 2016: Schmiedinger 8-seated chair lift and Eagle Line
The construction work for the new eight-seated chair lift, which takes place instead of the former “Schmiedingergleschterlifte”, has already begun. With the finalization of this project, the chair lift with heated seats and weather protecition hoods offers even more comfort. Furthermore, through the access to additional skiing area with guaranteed snow, more fun is predicted on the glacier slopes. With waves, small jumps and numerous steep curves the "Eagle Line" guarantees fun for all action lovers.
Quicker to the peak - with Gletscherjet 3+4
Winter sport and glacial adventure on the Kitzsteinhorn are even more comfortable and intense due to the new „Gletscherjet 3 +4 lift axis: The glacier can be reached much more quickly, the comfort and capacity has been greatly improved. The central glacial skiing area has been completely restructured – wide pistes with new dimensions for winter athletes. Families and winter-sport beginners love the new practice slope on the Kitzsteinhorn at 2.600 (snow-sure) meters. Excursion guests can experience an impressive glacial round tour, the whole year through, with the new Gletscherjet 3+4.
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.
- More about the Gipfelwelt 3000 at kitzsteinhorn.at
Ice Camp: Fascinating igloo landscape on the Kitzsteinhorn
Enjoy the stylish Ice Camp in winter at 2600m. Softly lit igloos furnished with couches made of ice and reindeer furs invite you to stay for a drink at the Ice Bar. Over 60 tons of Ice are used to build the Camp every year - a must see. (Entrance is free).
- More at kitzsteinhorn.at
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 160-meter long and 6.6 meter high pipe is the absolut highlight for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
- More about parks & pipes
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)
More about freeriding in Zell am See-Kaprun
Action-packed and diversified – your holiday on the Kitzsteinhorn
On the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Kaprun the season starts as soon as mid-September/October 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?
- more about the glacier Kitzsteinhorn in summer
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.