Kitzsteinhorn the glacier
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort offers snow-reliability every winter from October to May. Enjoy 41 kilometres of pistes, 5 freeride routes and the snow parks at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. The mountains are at your fingertips at Gipfelwelt 3000.
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier – the pistes
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort offers snow-reliability from October to May as well as variety on 41 piste kilometres, an off-piste paradise for freeriders, snow parks, the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform with stunning views and the highest-situated restaurant in Salzburg in 3,029 m above sea level.
The Black Mamba is known as the ultimate challenge at the Kitzsteinhorn. The narrow Piste No. 14 with an incline of 63% is by far the steepest piste in the glacier ski resort. Mastering the Black Mamba on your next holiday in the Zell am See – Kaprun region is a must for anyone who loves challenges.
Start is near the lower terminus of the Kristallbahn. The piste is 1000 m long and has a maximal incline of 63%. You also accomplish 290 altitude metres on this downhill run.
The fun line with obstacles is suitable for beginners as well as the advanced. The fun piste can be accessed via several pistes. On a length of one kilometre, you experience several obstacles like waves, banked curves, hilltops and much more. Race at speed across the piste and experience the fun parcourse in the Kitzsteinhorn ski resort.
Kaprun is an off-piste paradise for freeriders. Freeriding is a trend that has enjoyed growing popularity in recent years. Feel the freedom in open terrain and carve your tracks in powder snow away from groomed pistes. Due to its snow-reliable location, the glacier ski resort attracts freeriders already in early winter.
At the Kitzsteinhorn, there is suitable terrain for all levels of ability and deep-snow riders are training for their off-piste tours on Freeride Monday (every Monday).
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort offers freeriders:
- 5 routes close to the lift
- Infobase with up-to-date avalanche report
- Info Points at the starting point of the route
- Freeride Monday & freeride camps
- Freeride events
- X1 "Ice Age" 2 km long, difference in altitude 600 m, level of difficulty intermediate
- X2 "Westside Story" 2.8 km long, difference in altitude 700 m, level of difficulty intermediate
- X3 "Left Wing" 1.8 km long, difference in altitude 500 m, level of difficulty intermediate
- X4 "Jump Run" 1.3km long, difference in altitude 400 m, level of difficulty difficult
- X5 "Pipe Line" 1 km long, difference in altitude 250 m, level of difficulty intermediate
Kitzsteinhorn snow parks:
The freestyle season at the glacier Kitzsteinhorn starts already in October and lasts until May and is guaranteed due to the absolute snow-reliability of the glacier. The first kickers, rails and boxes are shredded already in autumn.
- Superpipe in operation from December 2018
- Easy Park in operation from December 2018
- Central Park in operation from January 2019
- Glacier Park in operation from October 2018
- Rail Garden Lechnerberg in operation from January 2019
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Resort - Restaurants & Mountain Huts
Enjoy Austrian hospitality, traditional delicacies and international cuisine in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort.
Treat yourself to culinary delights and enjoy the wonderful view.
Gipfel Restaurant – Salzburg‘s highest-situated restaurant in 3,029 m above sea level. Treat yourself to regional specialities and international classics.
Restaurant Gletschermühle – Austrian dishes are lovingly served in 2,450 m above sea level on the sunny plateau at the Alpincenter. Apart from down-to-earth cuisine, you also enjoy a stunning panorama on the wind-protected terrace.
Restaurant Alpincenter – stroll from market stall to market stall and select your perfect menu made from fresh products. Sampling the pastries is an absolute must.
Gipfelwelt 3000 and the viewing platform in 3,029 m above sea level
Using the cable car, Gipfelwelt 3000 is accessible for everyone and also a popular excursion destination all year round. Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform. Even Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, can be seen from the viewing platform – it is almost at your fingertips. The National Park Rangers guide you through Gipfelwelt 3000 and tell you many interesting facts about the Hohe Tauern and the Kitzsteinhorn.
If you are looking for a little souvenir to take home, you can have your photo taken and download it free of charge.
NEW: Ski connection from the Kitzsteinhorn to the Maiskogel
The cable car connection from the Maiskogel ski resort to the Kitzsteinhorn ski resort.
Starting from December 2019, holidaymakers will be able to get from the town centre of Kaprun (Maiskogel) directly to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. And skiing downhill from the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier (3,029 m) directly to the town centre of Kaprun (768 m) is also possible from December 2019.