Altitude: 768-3029 Meters

Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel – Kaprun in short

  • Glacier skiing at 3000m
  • Varied skiing and good powder snow
  • Skiing from early October to late May

The Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel have been linked since the 2019-20 ski season thanks to the new 3K K-onnection gondolas. The newly linked ski area has more than 60km of pistes and reaches an altitude of 3029m above sea level. From now on, it’s no longer necessary to take the Gletscherjet 1 or the Panorama cable car to the glacier. Instead, it’s an easy trip from the centre of Kaprun in the Maiskogel cable car. After a quick transfer at the Maiskogel (1570m), the 3K K-onnection completes the link to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski area, popular for its wide pistes and freeriding terrain. The Kitzsteinhorn was actually the first glacier ski area in Austria and stays open for skiing almost all year round. The Kizsteinhorn-Maiskogel ski area is also part of the Zell am See - Kaprun linked ski area, which will be linked to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn with the zellamseeXpress.

The high-altitude ski area at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is a popular training ground for professional skiers and snowboarders. If the pressure is getting to you, rest assured there are many mountain restaurants where you can take a break from the ski day. From cafés in the valley to the highest restaurant in Salzburg at 3029m above sea level, each mountain restaurant and terrace has its own unique style. Meanwhile, the Maiskogel is the perfect ski area for families and beginners. In the Maisi Park the kids can get a taste of freestyle skiing, and the wide, gentle slopes are perfect for learning to build confidence. Tired of skiing? Take a toboggan ride back to Kaprun on the Maisflitzer, which is open year-round. For a lunch break with spectacular panoramic views try the Alpengasthaus Glocknerblick, which has a cosy terrace with views of the Großglockner (3798m) and the Watzmann (2713m).

Overview of lifts and pistes in Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel – Kaprun


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes29,0 km Drag lifts8Start of the season4 October
Red slopes23,0 km Chair lifts6End of the season6 June
Black slopes9,0 km Gondola lifts8Glacier
Off-piste0,0 km Train1Min. altitude768 m
Total61,0 km Capacity46287 No. of pers/hourMax. altitude3029 m

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No. of mountain restaurants17 Ski lockers at the valley station
Average price for 0.5L of beer Ski lockers price/day
Average price for a hotdog Free parking at the valley station
Most beautiful viewParking price/day

Off-piste & freestyle in Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel – Kaprun

Snow parks 4Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Super Ski Card EUR 151.00 EUR 281.00 0 Years old
Ski Alpin Card EUR 131.50 EUR 263.00 0 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Super Ski Card EUR 151.00 EUR 303.00 0 Years old
Ski Alpin Card EUR 146.00 EUR 292.00 0 Years old

Weblogs about Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel – Kaprun

8 March 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

If you've already been to Zell am See - Kaprun, then you know it's an amazing ski area with loads of pistes to choose from. That being said, there are a few that stand out among all the others! On this list you'll find our top 5 choices for the best pistes in the Zell am See - Kaprun ski area. Do you agree or would you add another one to the list?... More ›

6 February 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Zell am See - Kaprun has around 135 kilometres of pistes, spread out along the Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel. Thanks to the new zellamseeXpress, it's also easy to reach the Skicircus. Zell am See - Kaprun offers reliable snow cover thanks to the glacier pistes on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. But it's not just about the skiing here - in this article we've laid out 10 things you can't miss on your next ski holiday in Zell am See - Kaprun.... More ›

13 January 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Skiing every month of the year? Sign me up! You might think ski holidays are only viable a few months of the year, but thanks to glaciers and high-altitude ski areas, the Alps actually offer year-round snow sports fun! While we always advise checking the snow report before booking a holiday, these ski resorts offer a fairly decent chance of snow cover and cold temperatures, even in the summer months. Here are our top 12 ski resorts for skiing every month of the year!... More ›

1 November 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Snow cover is one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday. There's nothing worse than arriving at your skiing destination after a long summer and finding the hills still green and covered in flowers! It's a little hard to ski without snow, and since we've all experienced this horrorshow at least once in our lives, we've learned to scope out ski resorts with guaranteed snow at the moment of booking our holidays. If you're planning on going skiing in Austria this year, here are 10 Austrian ... More ›

27 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Did you know there are already plenty of ski resorts open for skiing in November? The higher-altitude ski areas in the Alps have already been blessed with several snowfalls this autumn and as we get into November, the snow line should be dropping down as far as the valleys soon. In this article we'll give an overview of Alpine ski areas where you should be able to expect reliable snow cover for skiing in November.... More ›

Snow report
Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel – Kaprun

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The information applies for the ski area of Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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