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Ski area Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 3,029 m Gondola lift: 9
Lowest point: 768 m Pistes in total: 61 km
Altitude ski resort: 786 m
29 km
Lifts in total: 21
23 km
Tow lifts: 6
9 km
Chair lifts: 6 Ski routes: 11 km

Ski area Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

With the lift pass "Ski Alpin Card" you can ski in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Fieberbrunn as well as in the ski resorts of Zell am See/Kaprun on an amazing 408 km of pistes. All under the motto "1 ticket, 3 regions, endless mountains".

In Zell am See and Kaprun you have access to 138 kilometres of pistes and over 49 modern lifts in the two ski areas of Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe, as well as the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn, which extends to over 3,029 m above sea level.

With its 61 km, the Kitzsteinhorn offers mostly intermediate pistes for beginners and pleasure skiers. Wide carving slopes and long, sporty runs, such as the 5 km long slope from the top station of the Gletscherjet 4, make skiers' hearts beat faster. Experts looking for the ultimate adrenaline kick, on the other hand, are just right on the Black Mamba with a gradient of up to 63 percent. From Kaprun you can reach the glacier with the Gletscherjet and the Panoramabahn or directly from the town centre with the MK Maiskogelbahn and the K-onnection built in 2019.

From Zell am See you can quickly get to the Schmittenhöhe ski area (2,000 m) with the CityXpress, the TrassXpress or the Schmittenhöhenbahn, which offers slopes of all levels of difficulty. Experts try their hand at the 4 km long Trass run, which is considered the most difficult in the entire ski area and one of the steepest runs in the whole of Salzburger Land.

The Maiskogel ski area, on the other hand, is particularly suitable for families with a large proportion of wide and blue pistes. At the top station of the Almbahn cable car, winter sports enthusiasts will also find the longest run in the ski region, at around 7 km.

Each of the three ski areas has its own Fun park with tables, slides and jumps. Freeriders will also find plenty of opportunities. A total of 5 freeride routes and a comprehensive information system with infobases and info points are available. At the Schmittenhöhe, for example, you can let off steam on the open ski area under the Sonnkogelbahn lift.

As a special service, the ski areas around Zell am See and Kaprun offer free Wi-Fi at various hotspots throughout the ski area. You can easily access the Wi-Fi network and surf the Internet, download the latest snow reports or post pictures!

As of December 2019, the Schmittenhöhe will be connected to the ski circus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The brand new zellamseeXpress now departs from Viehhofen in Glemmtal. Six cabins have a jukebox to which you can connect your music. There is also a ski bus between Viehhofen and Vorderglemm. Within the next few years, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and the ski area Zell am See-Kaprun are expected to merge completely. This will make the merger the largest contiguous ski area in Austria.
Piste map Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun
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Night skiing Kaprun

Just like in other night skiing areas in Austria, the ski area Zell am See-Kaprun also offers the possiblitiy to go skiing by night time. In Zell am See, the neighbouring resort of Kaprun, night skiing is possible on Thursdays. Night skiing takes place on the approx. 1.5 km, illuminated "Nightslope" at Ebenbergbahn lift. On days the piste is opened for night skiing, Ebenbergbahn lift closes at 15:00. From 18:30 - 20:30, the lift is opened again for night skiing. A special highlight is the view of the illuminated houses in Zell am See at night time. Ski passes valid for several days can also be used for night skiing. With single day lift passes, the night ski tickets can be acquired in resort.

Après ski Kaprun

Après ski is very important in Zell am See and Kaprun. Many of the cosy huts and snack stations are already a big attraction during the skiing day. Particularly recommended are the après ski bar "Schnapshansbar" on the Schmittenhöhe or the cosy "Pinzgauer Hütte".

The evenings can be spent partying in numerous aprés ski bars, pubs and discos in Zell or Kaprun. In bars and clubs called "Off Piste Bar", "Crazy Daisy" or "Diele" night turns into day.

Various further activities like tobogganing (day & night), ice skating, cross-country skiing or visiting the pool complex with sauna add to the large offer of leisure time activities. Those who like to aim high, can try a parachute jump, glide with a kite over the region or enjoy the lovely view from a glider. A stroll through the pedestrian precinct with its shops and cafes is also worth while.

Snowpark: Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun

In the three ski areas you have access to a major freestyle area. First place to go is the Kitzsteinhorn, where the local Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn offers adrenaline junkies and freestyle lovers five diverse areas to try out.

In the "Easy Park" kids and newbies can start their freestyle career with practise moves. There is rainbow box, a wave box, a down rail and 3 kickers. In the "Central Park" and "South Central Park" pros and experts can show off their skills. 9 metres long barrier, various rails and kickers (5 - 13 m), as well as a knuckle leave no wishes unfulfilled. Right at the top, at 2,900 metres altitude, there is the "Glacier Park", which is however only open during spring and autumn. Besides the snow parks there is also a Eagle line with obstacles for beginners, as well as a real highlight: the 150 metre long and 6.50 metre high super-pipe - the largest in Austria.

More action is to be found in the fun park "Schmitten" on the Schmittenhöhe. This park offers obstacles such as rails, boxes, and kickers and is mainly geared to beginners and pros. The "Schmitten XXL" promises loads of entertainment: a 1,300 metre long fun slope with wave ride, jumps, tunnels, etc.

A further park is ideal for families with kids: the "Schmidolins Drachenpark" offers kids a wave run and some small ramps and therefore provide the best conditions for trying out first moves in the freestyle sport.

Another highlight is the kids slope on the Glocknerwiese.

Snow park map Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun
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Expert rating report Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

The rating report Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(4.3 out of 5 stars)

Top rating categories
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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

Rating categories for special interests

Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

Further rating categories

Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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