Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG




Our visitors draw from a broad range of sports and adventures all year round thanks to Kitzsteinhorn's snow-secure altitude and diversified landscape. For it to remain that way, we will continue to act responsibly and resource-efficiently in this unique nature area.

Thomas Maierhofer, CEO
Commercial Management | © Kitzsteinhorn
MMag. Thomas Maierhofer
+43 6547 8700

Executive board


CEO: MMag. Thomas Maierhofer
Authorized officers: Ing. Günther Brennsteiner, technology division manager
Albert Rattensperger, Maiskogel technology division manager

Supervisory Board

Mag. Rudolf Zrost, chairman
Domenik David, deputy chairman

Fiscal year 2022/2023

Share Capital

€ 5.6 million


290 (annual avg.)


€ 63.9 million


  • Kaprun municipality • 34%
  • Kaprun Tourismus Holding GmbH • 33.34%
  • Kaprun Tourism Association • 9.30%
  • Kaprun Promotion & Lifte GmbH • 7.20%
  • Private persons and company employees • 16.16%
The Glacier Kitzsteinhorn together with the family mountain Maiskogel | © Kitzsteinhorn
Taking on ecological & economical duties

The Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG is Austria's only mountain railway company with a threefold ISO certification – to outstanding quality, environment and energy management (9001, 14001, 50001).

Ecological responsibility

Snow sports

The ski resort

Kitzsteinhorn, 1,976 to 3,029 m

Austria's first glacier ski resort

Maiskogel, 768 to 1,730 m

Close-to-town family mountain

Lechnerberg, 770 to 835 m

Beginners' area in the Kaprun town center


24 cable cars & ski lifts

High snow guarantee

Top snow quality from fall until early summer in the glacier ski area

  • Glacier area with natural snow slopes
  • Almost 100% of snowmaking coverage on slopes up to glacier margins, the Maiskogel and Lechnerberg


Snow Parks

  • 4 world-class snow parks & 1 superpipe

Freeride XXL

  • 5 marked & close-to-ski-lifts freeride routes
  • seamless info and safety system
  • Freeride Monday: workshops for beginners & advanced freeriders

Ski touring

  • 3 ski touring routes with info system
  • Ski Touring Thursday: guided ski tour to the Tristkogel mountain

Ice Camp presented by audi

  • Artistically designed igloo world made of ice & snow with audi showroom and sun deck on 2,600 m
  • Guided Snowshoe Hike: from the Alpincenter to the ICE CAMP

Training GROUNDS

Bookable training grounds on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel


Mountain & nature experiences


  • Salzburg's highest-situated attraction at 3,029 m at the Hohe Tauern National Park border
  • open year-round
  • easily reachable via cable cars
  • two panoramic platforms: "TOP OF SALZBURG" and "Nationalpark Gallery"
  • "Nationalpark Gallery": 360-m-long tunnel with six info stations
  • "Cinema 3000": Austria's highest-situated movie theater shows movie "Kitzsteinhorn – THE NATURE"
  • Guided tours with Hohe Tauern National Park rangers

Maisi Flitzer

  • Alpine coaster, open year-round
  • Length uphill ride 730 m / lenght downhill ride 1,300 m
  • Ride duration approx. 12 min.
  • Ride speed up to 40 km/h
  • Integrated braking system

Ice arena

Highlight in summer: sliding area in the glacier snow at 3,000 m with moving carpet, snow beach, loungers, music and snack bar


  • Numerous hiking trails and via ferratas
  • Free guided hikes (July & August)
  • "My first 3,000er": guided tour to the Kitzsteinhorn summit at 3,203 m with state-certified mountain guide (June to Sept.)

Mountain Biking

  • MTB trails: 3 for advanced riders on the Kitzsteinhorn (Geissstein Trail, Wuestlau Trail and Bachler Trail), one for beginners and families on the Maiskogel (Maiskogel Trail)
  • Bike tours: Kitzsteinhorn Uphill, Maiskogel Tour & 3K K-onnection Tour
  • Trail Tuesday: professional bike training on the Maiskogel
  • Kids Bike Day: learning the basics of trail riding with pros
  • Services: MTB wash points, MTB transportation in all cable cars free of charge, e-bike charging stations


  • KIDS-steinhorn: adventure playground in front of the Alpincenter at 2,450 m
  • Water playground Langwied: with wooden water toys and rest areas
  • Family & Leisure Park Maiskogel: at the MK Maiskogelbahn valley station with slides, bouncy castle, climbing wall, carousel and more
  • Playground at the MK Maiskogelbahn top station

Huts & restaurants on the Kitzsteinhorn

Huts & restaurants on the Maiskogel & Lechnerberg


Ski Pass and Ticket Alliances

    Ticket alliance of the three premium regions Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun
  • SuperSkiCard & Kitzbuehel Alps
    22 ski resorts with up to 2,815 km of slopes and 939 cable cars and ski lifts in the Austrian federal states Salzburg, Tyrol, Carinthia, Upper Austria and Styria as well as Bavaria in Germany

Zell am See-Kaprun

Shareholder of the Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

Hohe Tauern National Park

Unlimited cooperation agreement since 2012


  • Kitzsteinhorn snow parks: Volcom & Nitro
  • Kitzsteinhorn Ice Camp presented by Audi