Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See-Kaprun
Glacier ski resort & TOP OF SALZBURG high above the Zell am See-Kaprun region
The Kitzsteinhorn, as impressive, distinctive peak in the Hohe Tauern, dominates the appearance of the Zell am See-Kaprun region. As the only 3.000 metres high mountain in the Salzburger Land, it offers access to the alpine adventure world of the alpine mountains all year round. Top-modern mountain railways and a top-infrastructure take visitors and holidaymakers safely and comfortably uphill to over 3.000 m above sea level 365 days a year. What started as an extraordinary pioneering achievement 50 years ago continues now in Salzburg‘s only glacier ski resort. Top snow quality and 100% snow-reliability from October to early summer. The Kitzsteinhorn is known for its unique, alpine mountain adventure not only in winter. Gipfelwelt 3000 with TOP OF SALZBURG and Salzburg‘s highest-situated panorama platform, accessible to everyone, create unparalleled holiday impressions. Kitzsteinhorn: Glacier, alpine playground, attraction for the entire family and home of action sportsmen and women and anyone seeking relaxation.
TOP OF SALZBURG - All year high alpine adventure world
TOP OF SALZBURG – the name says it all. Look forward to Salzburg‘s highest-situated panorama platform and the highest-situated, for everyone accessible point in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Take a seat in the Cinema 3000 and admire the multi-award winning nature film about the Kitzsteinhorn and the Hohe Tauern National Park. Take a walk through the National Park Gallery and continue through the 360 metres long tunnel in the mountain. The National Park Gallery platform with views to the pristine wilderness of the Hohe Tauern National Park and Austria’s highest mountains, above all the Grossglockner with 3.798 m, is waiting for you at the exit. Take a break at the four informative info stations along the way and learn interesting facts about the Hohe Tauern and Austria’s oldest national park. Find out more about the nature, fauna and flora of the alpine mountains during a guided National Park Ranger Tour. The tour takes place 2 x a day in summer and 1 x a week in winter. Fun in summer snow at the Kitzsteinhorn awaits you in the ICE ARENA.
Winter at the Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort
Uninterrupted skiing pleasure from October until early summer awaits you in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. "Early bird"-skiers appreciate this. Skiers and snowboarders can expect first-class snow quality on the pistes, like the famous Black Mamba piste, between 3.029 and 2.000 metres above sea level. Real winter sport fans find what their heart desires on challenging freeride routes in first-class snow parks, on ski touring routes or on the glacier cross-country ski track. Special Freeride Info Points convey knowhow and knowledge; skills and safety in the backcountry are at centre stage on Freeride Mondays. The infrastructure at the Kitzsteinhorn is top: state-of-the-art cable cars take you uphill to 3.000 m while a wide range of culinary delights from the lower terminus 911 m above sea level to Salzburg’s highest-situated restaurant at the summit terminus 3.029 m above sea level complement your day of skiing conveniently.
Ice Camp presented by Audi quattro at the Kitzsteinhorn
The winter wonderland of the ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro is rebuilt in top-quality from snow and ice every winter. The camp is a unique place for relaxation, chill-out and enjoyment – especially on the large sun deck. Cool tunes and drinks served in glasses made from ice are waiting for you 2.600 m above sea level in the heart of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. The ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro can also be accessed via the winter hiking trail with the same name. Guided snowshoe hiking tours to the ICE CAMP presented by Audi quattro take place every Wednesday.
Summer at the Kitzsteinhorn
The glacier in summer: Many possibilities to experience the alpine mountains from an especially impressive side are waiting in at the height of summer where winter sport dominates from autumn to early summer. Apart from the TOP OF SALZBURG, the National Park Gallery and the ICE ARENA, great attractions for mountaineers and mountain bikers have also been created here.
Mountain biking at the Kitzsteinhorn
Geißstein Trail, Wüstlau Trail and Bachler Trail; these three mountain bike freeride trails turn the Kitzsteinhorn into a Mountain Bike Freeride Mecca in summer. They lead from the Alpincenter 2.500 m above sea level to the valley 911 m above sea level. Freeride mountain bikers master 12 km and 1.500 altitude metres on their mountain bike adventure into the valley. Many hardcore enduro and freeride fans come to Kaprun every year and take the mountain bike freeride trails on lugged tyres. The ascent by mountain railway to the Alpincenter is comfortable and quick, the equipment can be taken care of at the wash points at the lower terminus. The mountain bike freeride trails at the Kitzsteinhorn are open from mid-June until mid-September.
Experiencing Hiking at the Kitzsteinhorn
Apart from the mountain bike freeride trails, the main attractions for visitors of the Kitzsteinhorn in summer are the fantastic hiking trails, viewpoints and the Via Culinaria - the trail of culinary delights. Enjoyment & culinary delights are also a must in the alpine mountains. Hike via the Alexander Enzinger Trail from the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn or let our hiking guides show you other beautiful hiking tours around the Kitzsteinhorn. National Park Ranger, hiking guides or mountain guides explain fauna and flora of the alpine mountains and you experience stunning views into the valley in the heart of the Hohe Tauern together.
- Glacier ski resort: 100% snow-reliable from October until early summer
- TOP OF SALZBURG 3.029 m – Salzburg‘s highest-situated panorama platform
- Hhigh alpine adventure world
- Freeride XXL – Safety first! On five freeride routes in powder snow
- First-class snow parks: 3 parks and one superpipe
- National Park Gallery and National Park Ranger Tours
- Fun in the snow in summer - Ice Arena at the glacier
- Three mountain bike freeride trails, 2.500 to 911 m above sea level
- Explorer Tour: through 4 climate zones accompanied by a National Park Ranger
- My first 3000 metres high mountain – uphill to the 3.203 m high Kitzsteinhorn accompanied by a mountain guide
And, are you now inspired and want to experience the many possibilities around the Kitzsteinhorn in summer and winter yourself? Then book your next holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region today and visit the Kitzsteinhorn.
Whether on skis & snowboard in winter or on mountain bike or with hiking equipment in summer, we are happy to help with your individual plans for your next Zell am See-Kaprun holiday. Contact us today. We look forward to seeing you!