• Ideal altitude training between 2.000 and 3.000 metres | © Kitzsteinhorn ©Kitzsteinhorn
Ski tourING

Ski touring routes from autumn until spring

Uphill on skins 

The Kitzsteinhorn offers all ski tourers an early start to their sporty ski mountaineering season in autumn already.

The two signposted ski touring routes "Eisbrecher" (Icebreaker) and "Schneekönigin" (Snow Queen) with start at the Langwiedboden are opened as soon as the first snow falls. A unique training ground for all endurance athletes who want to accomplish their altitude metres on secured pistes from autumn until late in spring.

Tickets & Prices

Rental & Sportshops

Highlights
  • 2 routes with 474 and 899 altitude metres
  • Snow-reliability from autumn to spring
  • Signposted ascent along the edge of the piste
  • Ideal altitude training between 2.000 and 3.000 metres
  • Secured downhill run across the pistes of the Kitzsteinhorn
  • Special culinary programme for ski tourers
ICEBREAKER & SNOW QUEEN

Two secured ski touring routes for perfect altitude training

The skins are put on after a comfortable cable car ride uphill to 1.976 m above sea level. The Info Point provides important details about the routes and informs about dangers in alpine terrain.

Step by step, you climb on touring skis along the edge of the piste up to 899 altitude metres uphill. The two routes "Schneekönigin“ and "Eisbrecher“ are ideal training tours for beginners and the advanced. The downhill run is on a secured piste.

Skitourenroute Eisbrecher in preparation
Skitourenroute Schneekönigin open

Route discription

For building up your fitness level at the start of the season or for leisure sportsmen and women is the shorter of the two routes the perfect choice.

474 altitude metres must be conquered on the "Schneekönigin“. The training is intensified due to the altitude. Starting point is Langwied in 1.976 metres above sea level. The secured route then leads along the edge of the piste uphill to the Alpincenter in 2.450 metres above sea level – every step is accompanied by an amazing view to the Zell Basin.

The "Eisbrecher“ route, with 899 altitude metres, is a bit more challenging. This route is the perfect training route for sporty ski tourers.

The route runs parallel to the "Schneekönigin" route up to the Alpincenter. Once arrived at the Alpincenter, the endurance athletes climb along the signposted route uphill to the mountain station of the Maurer lift in 2.875 metres above sea level.

Ski tourer meeting point: Skyline Bar

The classic après meeting point is the Skyline Bar in the Alpincenter. High-carbohydrate meals especially for ski tourers and beverages are served here.

  • Every Thursday: guided ski tour to the Tristkogel  | © Kitzsteinhorn
Tristkogel

Weekly guided ski tour

Climbing one of the most beautiful viewing summits away from the pistes together with a qualified mountain guide – on a guided ski tour to the Tristkogel every Thursday.

Find out more

Check the Rules

Rules for ski touring at the Kitzsteinhorn

  • Warnings, closures and local regulations must be observed
  • Pursuant to municipality rules, it is prohibited to ski on and to access ski routes between 5:00 pm and 8:00 am
  • Closures due to risk of avalanches and avalanche dispersion must be observed
  • Safety equipment: avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe
  • Wearing a helmet is recommended
  • Only climb along the edge of the piste
  • Pay special attention before hilltops, in narrow passages, on steep slopes, glaciations and when crossing the piste
  • Only cross the piste at clear points and keep sufficient space between each other
  • Dogs are not permitted on the ski piste
  • The 10 FIS Rules also apply to ski tourers
  • Use of uphill climbs and downhill runs at your own risk and at your own responsibility
  • ATTENTION: The uphill ski touring routes run along the marked edge of the piste. Away from the edge of the piste you are in an open skiing area and outside the sphere of influence of the cable car company.
Zell am See - Kaprun
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Salzburger Land
Österreich - ankommen und aufleben
Audi
19.03.2019 Tuesday 01:21:14
Shop
Cable cars & Lifts
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gletscherjet 1
  • Panoramabahn
  • Gletscherjet 2
  • Langwiedbahn
  • Gletscherjet 3
  • Gletscherjet 4
  • Gipfelbahn
  • Kristallbahn
  • Schmiedingerbahn
  • Sonnenkarbahn 1
  • Sonnenkarbahn 2
  • Gletschershuttle
  • Magnetköpfllift
  • Kitzlift 1
  • Kitzlift 2
  • Maurerlift
  • Schneehasenlift
Maiskogel
  • MK Maiskogelbahn I
  • MK Maiskogelbahn II
  • Almbahn Kaprun
  • Maisilift
  • Maisiflitzer
Lechnerberg
  • Open again winter 2019/20
Pistes
Kitzsteinhorn
  • 1 Alpincenterpiste
  • 1a Magnetköpflpiste
  • 2 Gletscherseepiste
  • 3a Schmiedingerpiste 1
  • 3b Schmiedingerpiste 2
  • 4a Gletscherpiste 1
  • 4b Gletscherpiste 2
  • 4c Gletscherpiste 3
  • 5a Maurerpiste 1
  • 5b Maurerpiste 2
  • 6 Easy Run
  • 7 Schmiedingerschwung
  • 8a Sonnenkarpiste 1
  • 8b Sonnenkarpiste 2
  • 9 Nordkarpiste
  • 10 Rettenwandpiste 1
  • 10a Rettenwandpiste 2
  • 11 Langwiedpiste
  • 12 Kristallpiste
  • 13 Krefelderpiste
  • 14 Black Mamba
  • 15 Schneehasenpiste
Maiskogel
  • 30 Schermer Steilhang
  • 31 Familienabfahrt
  • 32 Sauloch - Trainingspiste
  • 33 Schaufelberg Abfahrt
  • 34 Übungspiste Maisi
Lechnerberg
  • Open again winter 2019/20
Routen & Parks
Kitzsteinhorn
Freeride Routen
  • X1 Ice Age
  • X2 Westside Story
  • X3 Left Wing
  • X4 Jump Run
  • X5 Pipe Line
Skitouren Routen
  • Skitourenroute Eisbrecher
  • Skitourenroute Schneekönigin
Snowparks
  • Easy Park
  • Central Park
  • Superpipe
  • South Central Park
Highlights
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfelwelt 3000
  • Ice Camp
  • Speedcheck
  • Skimovie
  • Eagle Line
Maiskogel
  • Maisiflitzer
Legend:
open
in preparation
closed
19.03.2019 Tuesday
Snow depth
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    100 cm
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    140 cm
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    275 cm
  • Glacier
    3,029 m
    395 cm
Morning
snow
snow
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    -4 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -9 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -12 °C
Afternoon
slightly cloudy
slightly cloudy
  • Maiskogel
    1,137 m
    -1 °C
  • Langwied
    1,976 m
    -7 °C
  • Alpincenter
    2,450 m
    -11 °C
Restaurants, Huts & Bars
Kitzsteinhorn
  • Gipfel Restaurant
  • Alpincenter
  • Gletschermühle
  • Parasol
  • Skyline
  • Kitz 900 m
  • Ice Camp Snack Bar
  • Krefelderhütte
  • Häuslalm
Maiskogel
  • Maisialm
  • Glocknerblick
  • Maiskogel Alm Ranch
  • Sauloch-Alm
  • Jausenstation Stangerbauer
  • Eisbär-Bar
  • Jausenstation Unteraigen
Lechnerberg
  • No huts open at the moment.
Legend:
open
in preparation
closed