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3K K-onnection opens on 30 November 2019

The direct connection from Kaprun up to the glacier

Connecting Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn has been a big dream for generations. After two intensive years of construction, this vision is about to become reality.

With the opening of the 3K K-onnection, Salzburg’s very first tri-cable gondola lift, as of 30 November 2019 the town center of Kaprun, Maiskogel Family Mountain and the 100% snow-assured glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn will be transformed into a single unit. This guarantees ultimate convenience, offering ski-in-ski-out between Kaprun and the glacier for the first time along with a unique panoramic ride that treats passengers to fascinating perspectives.

Kaprun: Ski-in-Ski-out to the glacier for the first time

The 3K K-onnection, will start running on 30 November 2019. With the launch of the 3K K-onnection on 30 November 2019, the long-awaited dream of a connection between the town center of Kaprun, via Maiskogel Family Mountain and right up to the Kitzsteinhorn will come true, with guests then able to enjoy the 100% snow guarantee and unique variety of the glacier to the full. Later in the afternoon, a delightful ride via the Maiskogel and back to the valley awaits, in plenty of time to get the evening under way with a dose of high-spirited après-ski at the Maisi Alm or in the town center of Kaprun itself. Thanks to ski-in-ski-out to and from the glacier, Kaprun is about to embark into a whole new dimension of winter sports.

 

3K K-ONNECTION - the superlative lift axis

The 32 cabins of Salzburg’s first tri-cable gondola lift, the 3K K-onnection, promise a marvelous ride, while the 360° glass walls reveal one-of-a-kind panoramic views.

Six lift stages extend like a string of pearls from the town center, through four climate zones, to the TOP OF SALZBURG on the Kitzsteinhorn at 3,029 m. Not only does this represent the longest uninterrupted lift axis in the Eastern Alps, it also spans the greatest elevation gain at 2,261 vertical meters.

Two special Kitzsteinhorn EXPLORER cabins surprise guests with their unique design. Once a week, National Park Rangers accompany nature lovers on a Kitzsteinhorn EXPLORER TOUR from the town center, through four climate zones, up into the realm of eternal ice surrounding TOP OF SALZBURG at 3029 m.

Highest piste quality on the Maiskogel: Snowmaking upgrades

At the same time as the 3K K-onnection opens, the upgrades and expansion of snowmaking capability on the Maiskogel will also be completed, promising an early start to ski season on Kaprun’s popular family mountain as well as highest piste quality all winter long.

New: two lift gateways to the Kitzsteinhorn

The opening of the K-ONNECTION now means that, for the first time, guests have two different lift options for reaching the Kitzsteinhorn. Locals as well as guests living in town are within easy walking distance of the Kaprun Center and ski depot, able to begin their journey up to the Kitzsteinhorn by hopping aboard the MK Maiskogelbahn. Day visitors and those wishing to reach the glacier ski area direct will likely head for the valley station of the tried-and-true Gletscherjet lift.  

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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
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  • Maisi Flitzer
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Snow depth
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
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  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    30 cm
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    75 cm
  • Glacier
    3,029 m
    140 cm
Morning
slightly cloudy
slightly cloudy
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    3 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -1 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -3 °C
Afternoon
cloudy
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  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    4 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -1 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -3 °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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