• Every Thursday: guided family hike on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn ©Kitzsteinhorn
Explorer Tour

Free of charge National Park Ranger Tour

On an exciting discovery tour through four climate zones uphill to over 3,000 metres above sea level to the world of glaciers accompanied by a National Park Ranger. An experience close to nature for the entire family with cable car rides and short walks.

How is glacier ice formed, where do golden eagles and bearded vultures live, what survival strategies do edelweiss and saxifrage develop – you will find out all this and much more on your journey using three cable cars uphill to 3,000 metres and on easy hiking tours. At the end a visit of the Gipfelwelt 3000 including Nationalpark Gallery awaits you. 

 

Special guided tours are available for groups of at least 25 persons.
Registration at office@kitzsteinhorn.at

Facts
  • Starting point: Kitzsteinhorn Gletscherjet valley station
  • Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
  • Every Tuesday from 2.7. - 3.9.2019 at 9:00 am
  • free of charge, registration not required

To the climate of Spitzbergen in just 3.5 hours

The Kitzsteinhorn offers spectacular views to the Hohe Tauern National Park - with 1,856 square kilometres the largest nature reserve in the Alps. Starting from the first climate zone in the valley, the warm and moderate climate with lush green vegetation and streams, we travel leisurely uphill on the Kitzsteinhorn cable cars across the wintry cold climate with coniferous forests to the Tundra climate. In this treeless region at the Langwiedboden in 1,900 m above sea level, we walk to a small meandering brook bed where we will find alpine roses and gentian and, if we are lucky, we may even be able to watch marmots. At the next stop, in the rocky wasteland around the Alpincenter in 2,500 m above sea level, we hike to a special viewpoint. Together we explore the flora and fauna at the border to the eternal ice. The journey continues uphill to the Arctic climate in 3,029 m. We enjoy the view to the glaciated three thousand metres high mountains and to natural valleys from the Top of Salzburg panorama platform. If we are lucky, we may even see eagles and vultures in the sky above the 3,203 metres high peak of the Kitzsteinhorn. If you were to take this journey through four climate zones starting from Kaprun, then you would have to travel to Spitzbergen - a distance of 3,445 kilometres as the crow flies.“

Werner Schuh, National Park Ranger
Zell am See - Kaprun
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Salzburger Land
Österreich - ankommen und aufleben
Audi
22.05.2019 Wednesday 15:18:42
Shop
Cable cars & Lifts
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Panoramabahn
  • Langwiedbahn
  • Gipfelbahn
  • Gletschershuttle
  • Magnetköpfllift
  • Kitzlift 1
  • Kitzlift 2
Maiskogel
  • Maisiflitzer
Lechnerberg
  • Open again from Dec. 2019
Pistes
Kitzsteinhorn
  • 1 Alpincenterpiste
  • 1a Magnetköpflpiste
  • 4a Gletscherpiste 1
  • 4b Gletscherpiste 2
  • 4c Gletscherpiste 3
Maiskogel
  • Skiing again from Dec. 2019
Lechnerberg
  • Skiing again from Dec. 2019
Routen & Parks
Kitzsteinhorn
Freeride Routen
  • Currently closed
Skitouren Routen
  • Currently closed
Snowparks
  • Snowparks closed
Highlights
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfelwelt 3000
Maiskogel
  • Maisiflitzer
Legend:
open
in preparation
closed
22.05.2019 Wednesday
Snow depth
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    0 cm
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    90 cm
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    280 cm
  • Glacier
    3,029 m
    420 cm
Morning
Rain
Rain
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    7 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    2 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -1 °C
Afternoon
heavy rain
heavy rain
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    8 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    3 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -1 °C
Restaurants, Huts & Bars
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfel Restaurant
  • Gletschermühle
Maiskogel
  • Maisi Alm
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen
Lechnerberg
  • No huts open at the moment.
Legend:
open
in preparation
closed