national park gallery kitzsteinhorn | © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG © Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG

Glacier adventure

The region's coolest attraction

The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier offers visitors a unique alpine experience that is sure to leave them with memories for a lifetime. Salzburg's highest ski resort and only glacier ski resort is 100% snowsure all year, making it a paradise for wintersports enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the fascinating glacier world high above Zell am See - Kaprun.

  • 100% snowsure
  • 5 official freeride routes
  • Info base at the Alpincenter
  • Info points at the start of each route
  • Avalanche beacon training area
  • Snowpark by the Sonnenkarbahn II cable car
  • Easy Park & Central Park
  • "Eagle Line" funslope
3K K-onnection

Ski, bike and hike

Thanks to the 3K K-onnection the final gondola link will be made in the string of pearls rising all the way up to the Kitzsteinhorn. Now it's possible to ride directly from the town center of Kaprun (elev, 768m) via the Maiskogel and up to the TOP OF SALZBURG mountain terminal on the Kitzsteinhorn thanks to a 12 km-long string of pearls consisting of six gondola lifts. Which means, for the first time the Kitzsteinhorn will offer "ski-in-ski-out" convenience and put itself in the top league of Alpine ski areas.

Top of Salzburg

Spectacular views

The Top of Salzburg viewing platform at 3,029 metres above sea level is located next to the top of the highest cable car in the Salzburg province. It is just a stone's throw from the "Nationalpark Gallery", Austria's highest cinema and mountain restaurant.

The new Gletscherjet 3 & 4 cable cars make the ride up to over 3,000 metres an experience in itself: 60 metres above the ground, those with a head for heights and a strong stomach can enjoy stunning views of the ski resort and the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Skiing paradise

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier

The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is home to one of the oldest ski resorts in Austria, today home to a network of pistes, three snowparks, the best superpipe in Austria, five freeride routes (including an avalanche beaching training area), a high-altitude cross-country skiing trail, two ski touring routes and many other highlights such as the vertigo-inducing "Black Mamba" piste.

The resort's location at over 3,000m means that the 41 kilometres of pistes are in top condition from October all the way through until early summer.

Zum Pistenplan
Freeride XXL

Off-piste paradise

The Kitzsteinhorn resort has plenty to offer freeriders and backcountry adventurers – after all, it is known throughout Austria and beyond as one of the most popular freeride areas in the Alps. Its high altitude makes it 100% snowsure throughout the season, while the Freeride Info Base and info points at the start of the freeride routes provide important information about assessing the avalanche risk and staying safe in the backcountry.

  • Five freeride routes close to the lifts
  • Freeride information system next to the Alpincenter
  • Freeride info points at the start of the routes
  • Avalanche beacon training area – free to use
  • Freeride Monday – technique and safety tips from the pros

Ready to ride?

The snowpark in the Kitzsteinhorn ski resort is one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the Alps and has received a number of awards.  The Easy Park is ideal for beginners, while experienced freestylers will feel at home in the Central Park.

Highlights include Austria's largest superpipe, 160m long and 6.60m high, where expert skiers and boarders gather to dial in their tricks. Zell am See-Kaprun also hosts major international events such as the Austrian Freeski Open.

snow park ski area kitzsteinhorn glacier | © Kitzsteinhorn/Markus Rohrbacher © Kitzsteinhorn/Markus Rohrbacher
Alpine experience

Cool off in summer

From mid-July until late September the ski lifts take a short break and the Kitzsteinhorn becomes a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers. And if things get too hot, head up to the ever-icy glacier! The popular ICE ARENA with its slides, snow beach, deckchairs and snow bar is a great place to cool off.

Berge & Wandern
Webcam Kitzsteinhorn
Experience the glacier up close!

Explore the glacier in the company of an experienced mountain guide and enjoy a true alpine adventure during your holiday at the TAUERN SPA.