• Kitzsteinhorn, Maiskogel and Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn ©Kitzsteinhorn
Company Profile

Gletscherbahnen Kaprun JSC

By opening up Austria's first glacier ski resort over 50 years ago, the Gletscherbahnn Kaprun JSC has been a significant flagship enterprise ever since. Glacier, high-alpine nature and varied mountain experiences move and delight people on the Kitzsteinhorn during every season of the year.

Future generations will be able to enjoy our unique nature area only if we plan and act sustainably and responsily today. The balance between economic efficiency and environmental protection has to be maintained at all times, that's our motto.

Norbert Karlsböck, CEO
Key facts

Fiscal year 2021/2022

Share Capital

€ 5.6 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%

Supervisory Board

Mag. Rudolf Zrost, chairman
Domenik David, deputy chairman



CEO: Ing. Norbert Karlsböck

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


273 (annual average)


€ 51.8 million euros

Updated in April 2023

  • The Glacier Kitzsteinhorn together with the family mountain Maiskogel | © Kitzsteinhorn
Taking on ecological & economical duties

The Gletscherbahnen Kaprun JSC is Austria's only cableway 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


23 cable cars & ski lifts

High snow guarantee

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

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


Snow Parks

  • 4 world-class snow parks & 1 superpipe
  • Maisi Park (Funslope for kids & beginners)

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 Areas

Bookable training slopes on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel


Mountain & nature experiences


  • Salzburg's highest-situated tourist attraction on 3,029 m on 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 cinema shows the multi-award winning movie "Kitzsteinhorn – THE NATURE"
  • Guided explorer tours with Hohe Tauern National Park rangers

Maisi Flitzer

  • Alpine coaster, open year-round
  • Length ride up 730 m / lenght ride down 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 on 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 on 3,203 m with state-certified mountain guide (June till Sept.)

Mountain Biking

  • MTB freeride 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 the cable cars free of charge, e-bike charging stations


  • KIDS-steinhorn: adventure playground by the Gletschermuehle restaurant on 2,450 m
  • Water playground Langwied: with wooden water toys and resting spots
  • Family & Leisure Park Maiskogel: by the MK Maiskogelbahn valley station with slides, inflatable castle, climbing wall, carousel and more

Kitzsteinhorn restaurants & bars


Zell am See-Kaprun

Shareholder of the Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH

Hohe Tauern National Park

Unlimited cooperation agreement since 2012

Zell am See-Kaprun KEM

Partner of the Zell am See-Kaprun Climate and Energy Model Region


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

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 & Kitzbüheler Alpen
    21 ski resorts with up to 2,750 km of slopes and over 900 cable cars and ski lifts in the Austrian federal states Salzburg, Tyrol, Carinthia, Upper Austria and Styria as well as Bavaria in Germany
Ski in & Ski out
From the village Kaprun directly to the glacier

Panoramic ride with two cable cars directly from the village of Kaprun uphill to the Maiskogel and from there to Langwied into the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort! Extra long descent into the village Kaprun included.

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
  • Gletscherjet 2
  • Langwiedbahn
  • Gletscherjet 3
  • Gletscherjet 4
  • Gipfelbahn
  • Gletschershuttle
  • MK Maiskogelbahn I
  • MK Maiskogelbahn II
  • Maisi Flitzer
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Mountain bike
Freeride Trails
  • F3 Bachler Trail
  • F2 Maiskogel Trail
  • Gipfelwelt 3000
  • Maisi Flitzer
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09.06.2023 Friday
slightly cloudy
slightly cloudy
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    13 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    8 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    4 °C
light rain
light rain
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    16 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    10 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    5 °C
  • Gipfel Restaurant
  • Gletschermühle
  • Maisi Alm
  • Glocknerblick
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch
  • Sauloch-Alm
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen
  • Restaurant Zagl
  • Again from Winter 2023/24
in preparation