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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. 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.

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 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).

New since Autumn 2015: 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.

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. 

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?

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:

Ski touring race: "Kitzsteinhorn Schneekönig"
2015-11-28, 10:00 AM
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
X OVER RIDE Freeride World Tour Qualifier***
2016-03-19, 10:00 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
2016-04-09, 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
2016-04-29 - 2016-05-01
Piste fun, freestyle action in the snowparks, free ski and snowboard testing and the opening of the barbeque season.

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Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
Peak sounds "Gipfel Klänge Kitzsteinhorn"
2016-07-10, 9:30 AM
Music festival with music from different alpine horn groups, guided tour and morning pint with the Kaprun Marching band. On Sunday 10th July 2016 on the Kitzsteinhorn, ...
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn
WOW Glacier Love
2016-11-04 - 2016-11-06
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, Parkplatz Schaufelberg/Baumbar und Kitzsteinhorn

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