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The K-onnection

Kaprun – Maiskogel – Kitzsteinhorn


The lift-connection Kaprun - Maiskogel - Kitzsteinhorn

Again from December 2023

This gondola link is a long-held dream come true. Directly from the village of Kaprun with the aid of two new gondola lifts, first up the Maiskogel, from there to the Langwied and the very heart of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area! Ski-in Ski-out, including an extra long valley run into the center of Kaprun, 100% snow guarantee at the glacier, along with a wealth of new opportunities – priceless benefits that further solidify Zell am See-Kaprun’s position as a top destination in the Alps. 

Highlight: 3K K-onnection

Maiskogel Family Mountain offers guests added comfort and convenience, a 10-passenger gondola known as the MK Maiskogelbahn and the new service hub Kaprun Center.

Since November 2019, an ultra-modern tri-cable gondola, the 3K K‑onnection, links the Maiskogel with the Kitzsteinhorn - Winter & Summer.

Cautious handling of natural resources is essential to us, also during the project K-ONNECTION an utmost nature- and environmental conservative realization was respected. Learn more

  • Ski-in Ski-out:  Valley run directly into the center of Kaprun

  • TWO gateways: Kaprun Center & Gletscherjet

  • Service point Kaprun Center: ticket windows, sports shop, ski depot

  • More summer experiences

  • Panoramic Ride 768 - 3.029 m: Longest lift axis in the Eastern Alps

  • State-of-the-art technology & complete comfort


The direct K-ONNECTION from Kaprun to Kitzsteinhorn

This link offers guests in Kaprun unsurpassed convenience and comfort plus a ski‑in ski‑out experience, including the opportunity to ride the lifts from the center of town up the Maiskogel, and from there to the glacier itself, without having to resort to other forms of transportation. The existing lift service provided by the Gletscherjet (valley station located 6 km from town) will continue to be available year-round.

Project Highlights

3k K-onnection

From Kaprun directly to the Glacier

The 3K K-onnection offers ski-in ski-out from Kaprun to the glacier for the first time. The first tri-cable gondola in Salzburg carries passengers from the Maiskogel straight to the Langwied area on the Kitzsteinhorn - in winter and in summer.

Now it is possible to reach the mountain station on the Kitzsteinhorn (TOP OF SALZBURG, elev. 3029 m) by means of a string of pearls consisting of six cableways running from the town center of Kaprun (768 m) via the Maiskogel. This 12 km scenic ride is not only the longest continuous gondola axis, but also rises the greatest elevation (2261 vertical meters) in the Eastern Alps.

Tipp: Kitzsteinhorn EXPLORER TOUR

Two specially equipped Kitzsteinhorn EXPLORER cabins offer a special panorama setting. In winter and summer National Park Rangers accompany nature-lovers on the Kitzsteinhorn EXPLORER TOUR through four climate zones from Kaprun town center up into the realm of eternal glacier - TOP OF SALZBURG 3.029 m.


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New Era at the Family Mountain Maiskogel

MK Maiskogelbahn

Since December 2018, the new MK Maiskogelbahn provides a convenient, high-quality link in two sections from the town center of Kaprun (768 m) via the new Stanger mid-station (1137m) to the top of the Maiskogel 1570 m.

The 10-passenger mono-cable gondola is able to transport as many as 2800 people per hour to the top of this family mountain in just 12 minutes. This also offers an ideal connection to the area used by beginners and the ski schools next to the Stanger mid-station, while the option to ride back down to the valley means that skiing operations can begin earlier and continue longer.

Kaprun Center

December 2018 also saw the opening of the new Kaprun Center. This multifunction building puts the ticket windows and corporate offices of Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG under one roof.

Thanks to a modern ski depot with as many as 2000 storage spaces, guests staying in town can make their way comfortably on foot, by ski shuttle or village bus to the lift station and back to their hotel. Innovative Kaprun business Bründl Sports also has a presence in the form of a sports & rental shop.

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