Kitzsteinhorn The glacier as a year-round excursion destination

The Kitzsteinhorn is the impressive guardian of the Zell am See-Kaprun region: as a prominent peak in the Hohe Tauern, it shapes the appearance of the region. With the most modern mountain railways, you can safely and comfortably glide uphill to over 3,000 metres above sea level to enjoy a unique view of the sea of peaks from the "Top of Salzburg" panorama platform. Once you have reached the top, you are at the highest point in SalzburgerLand that is accessible for everyone.

10 x holiday on the Kitzsteinhorn
  1. Panorama platform "Top of Salzburg“
  2. Gipfelwelt 3000 with National Park Gallery
  3. Long ski season from autumn to early summer
  4. 100 % snow-reliable and best piste conditions
  5. Glacier ski resort with diverse pistes
  6. Designated freeride routes
  7. Cleary marked hiking routes
  8. Three mountain bike freeride trails
  9. Quaint huts and various mountain restaurants
  10. Guided tours with National Park rangers
Summer and winter on the Kitzsteinhorn

And that's not all: from October to early summer, the glacier ski resort offers 100 percent snow-reliability and perfect piste conditions. In addition to the extra-long ski season starting in autumn, there are also numerous attractions in summer: Explore the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel below while hiking, cool down in the Ice Arena in high summer and go on a discovery tour with the experienced National Park rangers!

Your excursion destination

The name says it all when it comes to the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform: Salzburg's highest-situated panorama platform is part of the Gipfelwelt 3000 on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, and is an absolute highlight of your holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun. In addition to the impressive view, the National Park Gallery inside the mountain awaits you on the Kitzsteinhorn: A National Park ranger guides you through the 360-metre-long gallery and takes you on an exciting journey into this natural landscape. Then you can look forward to views of pristine wilderness. In fair weather, you can even see Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner, in the distance!


The Kitzsteinhorn in winter

A long ski season from autumn to early summer, diverse pistes and the best piste conditions between 3,029 and 2,000 metres above sea level: this is what you can look forward to in the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort in Austria. In addition, extraordinary events and offers such as the ICE CAMP presented by Audi attract visitors.

Wonderful ski weekend in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn
Skiing and freeriding on the Kitzsteinhorn

Whether you're a pro on the boards or a beginner – in the extensive ski resort, you will definitely find pistes to suit your taste. For freeriders, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier offers challenging off-piste runs and freeride lines as well as ski touring routes. At special freeride info points, know-how and knowledge are practiced once again before the ride. In addition, skills and safety on the mountain are practiced on the Kitzsteinhorn during the weekly Freeride Monday in winter. The snow parks and the superpipe are the playground for the young and wild ones, while cross-country skiers improve their fitness on the glacier trail.

 Mountain scenery in the Alps | © Kitzsteinhorn

The Kitzsteinhorn in summer

Experience the high mountains while hiking and biking - that's what's on the agenda at the Kitzsteinhorn in summer. In addition to the Gipfelwelt 3000 and the National Park Gallery, the Ice Arena with summer fun in the snow, numerous biking and hiking routes as well as guided tours and many other attractions are highlights for visitors.

 Panoramic trip to the Top of Salzburg | © Kitzsteinhorn
Hiking on the Kitzsteinhorn

A multitude of clearly marked hiking trails of all levels of difficulty stretch like a fine net across the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel: the trails lead to vantage points and resting places or are entirely dedicated to enjoyment. Experienced Nature Park rangers, hiking or mountain guides will be happy to accompany you on your tours on request. The Alexander Enzinger Trail even offers a connection from the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn: a challenging hike with unique views into the valley!

 Glacier, mountain and lake views | © Tom Lamm
Biking from the glacier to the valley

In summer, the Kitzsteinhorn, with its high alpine nature, turns into a paradise for freeriders on bikes. Three mountain bike freeride trails lead from the Alpincenter at 2,500 metres above sea level down to the valley, covering almost 1,500 metres in altitude and twelve kilometres in length. The trails are open between June and mid-September, and the best way to master the ascent is by mountain railway.

Perfect weather for mountain biking | © David Schultheiss