5 good reasons for skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn

09/04/2024 - SnowTrex

Going on your next skiing holiday to the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun? – Excellent choice! SnowTrex shows five good reasons why skiing in the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn is absolutely worthwhile.

The Kitzsteinhorn goes up to 3,000 metres

1. Glacier ski area at 3,000 metres

The ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn near Kaprun is the only glacier ski area in Salzburger Land and therefore offers guaranteed snow from October until early summer. At an altitude of around 3,000 metres, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy wide, white glacier slopes and breathtaking views of the surrounding Alpine giants such as the Großglockner and the Großvenediger. The Alpine Centre at an altitude of 2,450 m can be reached super quickly from Kaprun with two glacier gondolas. Afterwards, take the glacier shuttle to the mountain station at 3,000 metres. The charming thing is that the shuttle is an above-ground funicular railway, whose nostalgic appearance gives some people a little romantic feeling.

2. Wide choice of pistes

Everyone will find the right piste in the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn. A total of 41 kilometres of pistes are waiting to be explored – from the easy blue piste to the infamous “Black Mamba”. This black piste has a gradient of up to 63 per cent and is particularly challenging for skiers and snowboarders. If that’s too steep for you, you should definitely try out the numerous blue pleasure runs. They are located directly on the wonderfully sunny plateau of the Kitzsteinhorn.

There are pistes for all ability levels in the Kitzsteinhorn ski area

3. Paradise for freestylers and action lovers

Freestylers and action lovers get their money’s worth on the Kitzsteinhorn in every respect. Various boxes, tubes and kickers await them in the “Glacier Park” at an altitude of 2,900 metres. There is also a superpipe with an insane length of 160 metres and 6.3-metre-high walls, as well as the 450-metre-long “Central Park”. Those who still need some practice can let off steam in the “Easy Park”. Here there are special obstacles for beginners that make it easier to start freestyling. In the new fun line, the “Eagle Line”, you can play with centrifugal force. Steep bends and other special obstacles are a wonderful way to take off into weightlessness.

Freestylers are also well catered for on the Kitzsteinhorn

4. Great offer for refreshment stops and après-ski fun

The Kitzsteinhorn ski area and the towns of Kaprun and Zell am See offer everything your (après-ski) heart desires. The Ice Camp is a great place to stop by for a lunch break: The fascinating igloo landscape on the Sonnenkarbahn II is ideal for a drink – non-alcoholic for lunch, of course. If you’ve finished your day’s skiing and fancy some après-ski, you shouldn’t miss the Baumbar in Kaprun. The ski bus runs from the valley station at the Kitzsteinhorn ski area directly to the front door.

5. Salzburg’s highest vantage point

Salzburg’s highest vantage point is located in the Kitzsteinhorn ski area. On the “Top of Salzburg” panorama platform, you stand at 3,029 metres above sea level and have a fabulous view of the white glacier walls, the surrounding mountains, the valley of Kaprun and Lake Zell. An automatic photo point makes it possible to capture the great moment even without a smartphone. A great place – for romantic love confessions, for example.

From the “Top of Salzburg” vantage point on the Kitzsteinhorn, visitors can enjoy an incredible view of the surrounding mountains, including the Grossglockner!

With all this on offer, you can only look forward to your skiing holiday. And if that’s not enough, there’s another ski area in the immediate vicinity: the Schmittenhöhe ski area in Zell am See.

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