project K-onnection

Cautious handling of natural resources

The generational dream of creating a lift connection between Kaprun’s two ski mountains had existed for decades. After many years spent exploring different options, a decision was made in favor of this particular project, a project that is committed to utmost nature- and environmental conservation.

  • The K-ONNECTION doesn’t involve creating new pistes and it significantly reduces the flow of private vehicles in the Kaprun valley.
  • The whole project was accompanied by the well-respected “Institut für Ökologie Salzburg”.
  • Due to an optimized drive concept and a tri-cable system, the energy consumption of the new 3K K-onnection is around 25% lower compared to other lift systems with a similar passenger capacity.
  • Like all existing gondolas, ski lifts and buildings on the Kitzsteinhorn, the new 3K K-onnection is powered by CO2-neutral, 100% eco-friendly electricity.
  • With photovoltaic systems at Kaprun Center as well as at the mountain and valley stations of the new 3K K-onnection, 50,000 kWh are generated annually. When combined with the pumping station and small power plant which went into operation in 2011/12, that number rises to 1 million kWh per year.
  • Energy-recovery of heat produced by the high-performance motors of the big lifts as well as the kitchens results in annual savings of 200,000 kWh.
  • At Kaprun Center, featuring an innovative overall concept that qualifies the building as a Class A low-energy structure, a further 180,000 kWh of valuable energy resources are saved every single year.
  • Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG holds triple ISO certification for its quality-, environmental and energy management practices.

 

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Cable cars & Lifts
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gletscherjet 1
  • Panoramabahn
  • 3K K-onnection
  • Gletscherjet 2
  • Langwiedbahn
  • Gletscherjet 3
  • Gletscherjet 4
  • Gipfelbahn
  • Kristallbahn
  • Schmiedingerbahn
  • Sonnenkarbahn 1
  • Gletschershuttle
  • Magnetköpfllift
  • Kitzlift 1
  • Kitzlift 2
  • Maurerlift
  • Schneehasenlift
Maiskogel
  • MK Maiskogelbahn I
  • MK Maiskogelbahn II
  • Maisi Flitzer
Lechnerberg
  • Ski operation depending on snow
Pistes
Kitzsteinhorn
  • 1 Alpincenterpiste
  • 1a Magnetköpflpiste
  • 3a Schmiedingerpiste 1
  • 4a Gletscherpiste 1
  • 4b Gletscherpiste 2
  • 4c Gletscherpiste 3
  • 5a Maurerpiste 1
  • 5b Maurerpiste 2
  • 6 Easy Run
  • 7 Schmiedingerschwung
  • 8b Sonnenkarpiste 2
  • 9 Nordkarpiste
  • 10 Rettenwandpiste 1
  • 10a Rettenwandpiste 2
  • 11 Langwiedpiste
  • 12 Kristallpiste
  • 13 Krefelderpiste
  • 14 Black Mamba
  • 15 Schneehasenpiste
Maiskogel
  • Ski operation from 13 Dec 2019
Lechnerberg
  • Ski operation depending on snow
Routen & Parks
Kitzsteinhorn
Freeride Routen
  • Currently closed
Skitouren Routen
  • Skitourenroute Eisbrecher
  • Skitourenroute Schneekönigin
Snowparks
  • Glacier Park
  • Superpipe
Highlights
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfelwelt 3000
  • Speedcheck Kristallbahn
  • Gletscherloipe
Maiskogel
  • Maisi Flitzer
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Snow depth
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    0 cm
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    30 cm
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    70 cm
  • Glacier
    3,029 m
    135 cm
Morning
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snow
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    -3 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -8 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -11 °C
Afternoon
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  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    -3 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -8 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -12 °C
Restaurants, Huts & Bars
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfel Restaurant
  • Alpincenter
  • Gletschermühle
  • Parasol
  • Skyline
  • Kitz 900 m
  • Krefelderhütte
  • Häuslalm
Maiskogel
  • Maisi Alm
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen
Lechnerberg
  • No huts open at the moment.
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