As of the winter season 2018/19, the new 10-passenger mono-cable gondola will bring added quality to the Maiskogel experience. Delivered by South Tyrol-based lift manufacturer Leitner, the lift – consisting of 123 cabins and taking just twelve minutes to rise to the top – will be able to transport as many as 2800 people per hour. The opening of the new MK Maiskogelbahn in December 2018 will bring a whole series of benefits: The new Stanger mid-station (elev. 1137 m) will provide families, beginners and ski schools with optimal access to the broad, flat pistes there. The elevation of the second section served by the gondola (1137 – 1570 m) insures that, because of the opportunity to ride all the way down to the valley from the Stanger mid-station on the new MK Maiskogelbahn, ski season on the Maiskogel will begin earlier and end later in future. The Maisilift and the Almbahn – which are located in the upper area of the Maiskogel ski area – will continue to operate as before.
THANKS TO MK MAISKOGELBAHN, NOW SUMMER LIFTS ON THE MAISKOGEL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
Summer 2019 will celebrate yet another premiere: For the first time ever, the Maiskogel will be reachable by gondola right from the town center of Kaprun itself. This will provide locals and guests with an ideal gateway to the existing hiking and biking trails on Kaprun’s popular family mountain. The Maisiflitzer was upgraded in March 2018, now incorporating the very latest technology, while the Alpine Coaster will continue to remain open year-round.
THE NEW KAPRUN CENTER: A MULTIFUNCTION VALLEY STATION
In December 2018, the new Kaprun Center will also be opened. Located right in the town center, not only is it the valley terminal of the new MK Maiskogelbahn, as of December 2019 it will also be the starting point for the K-onnection up to the Kitzsteinhorn. This multi-function building will bring together the ticket windows, Intersport Bründl Maiskogel – a modern, spacious sporting goods store and rental center – as well as a big ski depot under one roof. In this depot, guests staying in town will be able to store as many as 2,000 pairs of skis and boots, then make their way conveniently on foot, or using the ski and village buses, back to their hotel. The Kaprun Center will likewise serve as the future corporate headquarters of Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG.