• Kitzsteinhorn, Maiskogel and Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn ©Kitzsteinhorn

Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG

As Austria’s first glacier ski area, Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG has been a leading tourism business for more than 50 years. The glacier itself, the sensation of freedom at 3000 m above sea level and outstanding mountain experiences inspire and excite people 365 days a year.

The balance between cautious treatment of our high-alpine natural environment and our commercial interests stands at the center of our corporate practices. Our sense of regional responsibility is reflected in our role as a fair, reliable partner on an equal footing with our counterparts.

“The unique natural setting, creative offers and our skilled, dedicated employees represent the foundation for the long-term commercial success of our company.”

Ing. Norbert Karlsböck, Managing Director
CEO | © Kitzsteinhorn

Ing. Norbert Karlsböck

+43 6547 8700
Facts & Figures

Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG

Share Capital

€5.6 million


  • The town of Kaprun (34.00 %)
  • Kapruner Tourismus Holding GmbH (33.34 %)
  • Kaprun Tourist Office (9.30 %)
  • Kapruner Promotion & Lifte Ges.m.b.H. (7.20 %)
  • Private persons and company employees (16.16 %)

Supervisory Board

Dr. Arno Gasteiger, Chairman
Mayor Manfred Gassner, Vice Chairman



Managing Director: Ing. Norbert Karlsböck

Proxies: Ing. Günther Brennsteiner, technology division
MMag. Thomas Maierhofer, commercial division
Albert Rattensperger, technology division Maiskogel


289 full-time equivalents on average

Annual Revenues

€45.8 million/net lifts/food services (financial year 2018/19)

Visitor Frequency

1,164,764 first entries (financial year 2018/19)

Status March 2020

  • Skiing on the Schmiedingerkees | © Kitzsteinhorn
Power of Change

50 Years Kitzsteinhorn

Hardly any other ski resort in the Alps is as dominated by pioneering spirit, courageous decisions and permanent change as the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun.



Our Offer

Snow Sports

Kitzsteinhorn, 1.976–3.029 m

Austria’s first glacier ski area, October - early summer

Maiskogel, 768–1.730 m

Family ski area close to town, December – Easter

Lechnerberg, 770–835 m

Beginners’ area in the town center, December – Easter


23 gondolas/lifts, 768 – 3029 m

100 % snow guarantee

Glacier ski area with 100% snow guarantee from October until early summer

  • Glacier area: pistes covered in natural snow
  • Pistes up to the edge of the glacier, Maiskogel and Lechnerberg:
  • virtually 100 % snowmaking coverage as needed


61 kilometers of pistes, 768 – 3029 m

Theme pistes: Black Mamba, Eagle Line, Skimovie and Speedcheck

Snow Parks

  • Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark: 4 snow parks, 1 super pipe
  • Maisi Park

Freeride XXL – Safety first!

  • 5 freeride routes close to the lifts
  • exemplary info- and safety system
  • weekly guided tours

Ski Touring

  • 2 ski-touring routes, info system
  • weekly guided ski tours

Glacier Cross-Country Trail

Trail as much as 1 km in length, elev. 2900 m

ICE CAMP presented by Audi

Artistically designed igloos, January – April
Weekly guided snowshoe hike to the ICE CAMP

Training Areas

Reservable training pistes on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel

our oFFER

Mountain and Nature Experiences

Gipfelwelt 3000 - TOP OF SALZBURG 3,029 m

Fascinating high-alpine world at over 3000 m above sea level, open year-round – a partnership project with Hohe Tauern National Park

  • Top of Salzburg 3,029 m – Salzburg’s scenic lookout point accessible to everyone
  • Cinema 3000, Austria’s highest cinema
  • National Park Gallery, info stations inside the mountain plus viewing platform overlooking Hohe Tauern National Park
  • Guided tours led by national park rangers

Ice Arena

Fun and excitement in the summer snow – sledding, Ice Bar (July/August)


  • hiking paths and alpine trails
  • free guided hikes (July, August)
  • “My first 3000er” guided tour to Kitzsteinhorn summit (July, August)

Adventure Playgrounds

  • adventure playground at the Alpincenter, 2500 m
  • water playground in Langwied, 1976 m

Mountain Biking

  • 3 freeride mountain bike trails (ca. mid-June – September)
    12 km total length – 1500 vertical meters
  • mountain bike info points and wash stations
  • E-bike recharging stations
  • MTB uphill trail from Kaprun via the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn


Alpine coaster on the Maiskogel, open year-round

Maiskogel Amusement Park

Amusement park for families, Maiskogel/valley


Kitzsteinhorn Restaurants & Bars


Zell am See-Kaprun

Shareholder of Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

Hohe Tauern Nationalpark

Partnership agreement since 2012

Best Austrian Summer Lifts

Charter member and certified since 2004


  • Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark: Nitro & Volcom
  • Kitzsteinhorn Ice Camp presented by Audi quattro

Ski Pass and Ticket Alliances

  • Zell am See-Kaprun
    (together with Schmittenhöhebahn AG)
  • Alpin Cards
    (Schmittehöhebahn AG, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn)
  • Super Ski Card
    (Salzburg, parts of Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Upper Austria and Bavaria)
NEW: 3K K-onnection

From the village Kaprun directly to the glacier

NEW in Winter 2019/20

With two new cable cars directly from the village of Kaprun uphill to the Maiskogel and from there to Langwied into the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort!

More information

Zell am See - Kaprun
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Salzburger Land
Österreich - ankommen und aufleben
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Cable cars & Lifts
  • Gletscherjet 1
  • Panoramabahn
  • 3K K-onnection
  • Gletscherjet 2
  • Langwiedbahn
  • Gletscherjet 3
  • Gletscherjet 4
  • Gipfelbahn
  • Gletschershuttle
  • MK Maiskogelbahn I
  • MK Maiskogelbahn II
  • Maisi Flitzer
  • Open again from Winter 2020/21
  • Open again from Autumn 2020
  • Open again from Winter 2020/21
  • Open again from Winter 2020/21
Mountain bike
Freeride Trails
  • F1 Bachler Trail
  • F2 Wüstlau Trail
  • F3 Geißstein Trail
  • Gipfelwelt 3000
  • Maisi Flitzer
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25.09.2022 Sunday
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    11 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    6 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    3 °C
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    9 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    4 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    1 °C
Restaurants, Huts & Bars
  • Gipfel Restaurant
  • Gletschermühle
  • Kitz 900 m
  • Krefelderhütte
  • Häuslalm
  • Maisi Alm
  • Glocknerblick
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch
  • Sauloch-Alm
  • Jausenstation Stangerbauer
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen
  • Currently closed
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