The Kitzsteinhorn glacier in summer
Skiing in the skiing area at the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn
The Kitzsteinhorn is a monumental mountain. At an altitude of 3,203 metres above sea level the Kitzsteinhorn is one of the most impressive mountains in all of Austria. The mountain and its glacier are part of the Hohe Tauern National Park. On the mountain the seasons follow a different pattern that they do in the valley. The everlasting ice of the glacier remains undaunted even in summer and the snow glitters in the sun, which means that you can experience something truly unique on your summer holiday – skiing on the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn near Kaprun in summer! Four downhill pistes are accessible on most days. The Ice Arena at the top awaits you with a funny glissade, real igloos, an ice bar and a snow beach. Twice a day you can join free guided glacier hiking tours, affording great panoramic views over the mountain scenery and the surrounding glacier.
High alpine landscape at the glacier in summer
The cable car brings you up to the glacier. From the plateau of the glacier plenty of hiking paths lead you to the green grassland of the high alpine natural surroundings and afford fantastic views of the surrounding mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Professional hiking guides show you the most beautiful panoramic views and will tell you all about the glacier. Family-friendly trails allow you to walk through the wonderful natural surroundings and give the little ones a chance to explore the mountain scenery. All the different hiking tours start at the Alpincenter next to the cable car station in the Kitzsteinhorn. Those who want to climb up to the top of the mountain to an altitude of more than 3,000 metres above sea level can do so together with experienced guides. Special highlights include lama trekking tours on which lamas carry your luggage. Experience the fascinating glacier in summer and look forward to a wonderful time in Kaprun.