The Pinzgauer town of Kaprun is located directly below the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. This mountain covered in snow and ice characterises the holiday town and attracts visitors from all over the world under its spell. Almost all year round you can go skiing here, as the Kitzsteinhorn mountain guarantees snow in the spring and autumn. At 2,900m above sea level, the glacier ski area ensures diverse skiing fun.
The unique views of 30 Alpine giants from the Summit World 3000, based at the mountain station of the Kitzsteinhorn gondola, attract countless guests even in summer. In the 3000 Cinema visitors get acquainted with the mountain’s flora and fauna and in the National Park Gallery you can experience the full diversity of the Hohe Tauern National Park. After a day on the glacier, it’s worth visiting the TAUERN SPA, where you can relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, and also enjoy massages and treatments.
Whether on picturesque valley bike trails, breath-taking Free-ride trails or crispy marathon routes, mountain bikers, from beginners to professionals, always find a suitable terrain on the 242 kilometres in Zell am See-Kaprun. On the extra-long Alpine descent, from the Alpine Centre down into the valley, free-riders conquer the 12km circuit and 1,500 metres descent. The three Kaprun free-ride trails offer pure biking fun!
Salzburg’s highest ski area: Kitzsteinhorn
Salzburg’s highest ski area with 41 kilometres of slopes is a paradise for passionate winter sport enthusiasts and is considered one of the most popular Free-rider areas in the Alps. Due to the high location of the Kitzsteinhorn at 3,029 metres, snow is guaranteed right into the summer. The snow park at the Kitzsteinhorn is one of the largest snow parks in the Alps, and has received several awards. Easy Park, Central Park and Superpipe form the core of the freestyle action on the Kitzsteinhorn in winter. At 160 metres long and 6.6 metres high, the biggest Superpipe in Austria is an absolute highlight for adrenaline junkies! On the 20km slopes of the Maiskogel, families will find perfect skiing conditions and for children, the Maisiflitzer toboggan run, which is open all year round on the Maiskogel, is a dream come true.
From Winter 2019/20 onwards, the new K-onnection cable car connection, with its two new cable cars, will take you over the Maiskogel to the 100% snow-guaranteed Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski area. This means Ski in – Ski out for all guests of the town of Kaprun, who can easily reach the valley station of the MK Maiskogelbahn cable car on foot or by ski bus.
The high-mountain reservoirs of Mooserboden allow visitors to marvel at the art of engineering. Buses go up from the Kesselfall parking lot in the Kapruner valley to the imposing, 107 metre high and almost 500 metre long dam. After a hike across the dam wall or a sporty tour of the Via Ferrata in the middle of the rugged cliffs of 10 peaks, a hike to the somewhat lower lying Fürthermoaralm, where the “Shepherd Toni” spends his many summers, is very rewarding.