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Kitzsteinhorn Glacier

Eternal ice in the Zell am See-Kaprun region - an experience in summer and winter

Welcome to the "all-at-the-same-time" region. What this means? Just a short story: We take the first gondola to the glacier early in the morning. We take our endless carving turns on the pistes of the glacier ski resort while the late-spring sun softens the snow. Once we have had enough, we make our way back to the valley. It gets warmer metre by metre and we take off our ski outfits layer by layer until we only wear flip flops and board shorts. Now it's time for summer. A minute ago still at the glacier, we get on a stand-up paddling board at the shores of Lake Zell. The lake is just right for cooling down. Lake Zell's waters of drinking quality reach pleasant temperatures of 20°C at the end of May already.

Do you know now what "all-at-the-same-time" region means? It is a dream of many holidaymakers to combine the two worlds of a summer and a winter holiday in one region. Welcome to Zell am See-Kaprun. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, whose adventure world of snow and ice is open almost all year long, makes it possible. Where freeriders, ski clubs and snowboard acrobats are out and about in winter, there are adventure hiking tours in ice, great viewpoints, the Gipfelwelt 3.000 and guided tours to the summit waiting in summer. Discerning adventure holidaymaker, what more do you want?!

Gipfelwelt 3.000

A revealing title. A real adventure world is waiting for you in 3.000 metres above sea level. On the viewing platform, you will get a glimpse of the unbelievable views to the surrounding mountain world. You must take pictures because you won't be able to describe it in words. The viewing platform is reached through the inside of the mountain. This is not a joke; the National Park Gallery is the heart of the Gipfelwelt 3.000. Here you will find out many interesting facts about the mountain, nature and technology. Have you ever climbed a 3.000 metres high mountain? This dream comes true during a guided tour of the glacier ...

The glacier in summer

You don't have to take the gondola lift to get to the top. If you want to climb the 3.000 metres yourself, then it's best to use one of the impressive hiking trails across the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. On guided tours, you will find out many interesting facts in addition. The ICE Arena Kitzsteinhorn, an in part "artificial" adventure world with slides, a snow beach and ice bar, is also waiting on the mountain in summer - this is fun for the entire family. Even when summer rules in the valley, the temperatures at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier are always fresh. Don't forget warm clothes and suitable equipment!

NEW: Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

Four climate zones, three mountain railways, one ranger, plenty to experience. These are the keywords describing the NEW Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour. Starting in summer 2017, you can go on a journey through four climate zones. A ranger of the national park will take you on this adventure. This is how glacier ice is formed, this is the habitat of the majestic golden eagle, this is how fauna and flora survive in the high mountains. The Explorer Tour takes place every Tuesday from 4th July until 10th September 2017. Registration is not required. Just come to the meeting point at the Kitzsteinhorn lower terminus at 9.30 am and join in. Three mountain railways take you into the high mountains and the eternal ice of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Following an easy hiking tour across the glacier, a visit to the "Top of Salzburg" panorama platform in 3.029 m above sea level is the highlight of the tour. And then there is the Gipfelwelt 3.000 afterwards; the day in the Zell am See-Kaprun region couldn't get any better!

  • Gipfelwelt 3.000 - magic alpine world
  • National Park Gallery - off into the mountain
  • Viewing platform - Hohe Tauern at close range
  • Hiking trails & guided hiking tours
  • Guided summit tour in 3.000 m above sea level
  • Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour with a national park ranger
  • Restaurants & huts - culinary delights & tranquillity
  • ICE Arena Kitzsteinhorn - fun & games
  • Glacier ski resort open almost all year
  • Ascent by top-modern cable cars

Operating Hours

Up and Down to the Alpincenter

from 8.15 am until 4.30 pm

Do you want to experience a combination of winter and summer holiday? Do you want to carve on the piste in the morning and swim in Lake Zell later in the day? Then book your next summer holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region today or contact us directly. We look forward to seeing you!