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Fusch am Großglockner

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96 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 8.7
Ski area 9.1
Information about the ski area
Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun
Highest point: 3,029 m
Lowest point: 768 m
Altitude ski resort: 815 m
Lifts in total: 21
Tow lifts: 6
Chair lifts: 6
Gondola lift: 9
Pistes in total: 61 km
29 km
23 km
9 km
Ski routes: 11 km

Ski area Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

Ski area Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

With the ski pass "Ski Alpin Card" you can ski in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Fieberbrunn as well as in the ski resorts of Zell am See/Kaprun on an amazing 408 km of pistes. All under the motto "1 ticket, 3 regions, endless mountains".

In Zell am See and Kaprun you have access to 138 kilometres of pistes and over 47 modern lifts in the two ski areas Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe as well as the glacier ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn, which extends to over 3,203 m above sea level.

With its 41 km, the Kitzsteinhorn offers mostly medium-difficulty pistes for beginners and pleasure skiers. Wide carving pistes and long, sporty descents, such as the 5 km long piste from the mountain station of the Magnetköpfl lift, make the skier's heart beat faster. From Kaprun you can reach the glacier with the glacier jet and the panorama lift or from December 2019 with the K-onnection directly from the centre.

From Zell am See you can quickly reach the Schmittenhöhe ski area (2,000 m) with the CityXpress, the TrassXpress or the Schmittenhöhenbahn lift, which offers runs of all levels of difficulty. Experienced skiers can try their hand at the 4 km long route run, which is considered to be the most difficult in the entire ski area, or at the Black Mamba with a gradient of up to 63%.

The Maiskogel ski area, on the other hand, is particularly suitable for families, with a large number of wide and blue pistes. The Maiskogelköpfel lift is also the longest ski run in the region, at about 7 km.

Each of the three ski areas has its own fun park with tables, slides and jumps. Freeriders will also find plenty of opportunities. A total of 5 freeride routes and a comprehensive information system with infobases and info points are available. At the Schmittenhöhe, for example, you can let off steam on the open ski area under the Sonnkogelbahn lift.

As a special service, the ski areas around Zell am See and Kaprun offer free Wi-Fi at various hotspots throughout the ski area. You can easily access the Wi-Fi network and surf the Internet, download the latest snow reports or post pictures!

From December 2019 the Schmittenhöhe will be connected to the ski circus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The brand new zellamseeXpress now departs from Viehhofen in Glemmtal. Six cabins have a jukebox to which you can connect your music. There is also a ski bus between Viehhofen and Vorderglemm. By 2023, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and the ski area Zell am See-Kaprun are to merge completely. This will make the merger the largest contiguous ski area in Austria.
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Night skiing Fusch am Großglockner

In Austria you can find a large selection of night ski areas. Nearby Fusch am Großglockner, the ski area Zell am See-Kaprun also offers a piste on which to go skiing at night time. The approx. 1.5 km "Nightslope" is located at Ebenbergbahn lift in Zell am See and it is illuminated for night skiing every Tuesday, Thursdy and Friday. The normal lift operation at Ebenbergbahn lift ends at 15:00 already, and then starts again for the time from 18:30 - 21:00 for night skiing. Night skiers can especially enjoy the wonderful view of the resort's lights. Night skiing is for free with a lift pass that's valid for several days. Otherwise, a night pass can be acquired in resort.

Après ski Fusch am Großglockner

Numerous apres ski opportunities are available throughout the entire ski area after a day's skiing. A cosy start to apres ski can be found in the small lodges in the Schmittenhöhe ski area. You will find apres ski fun in "Parasol" in front of the alpine centre on the Kitzsteinhorn - you're guaranteed a good atmosphere under the canary yellow umbrella! Later you have the chance to let the day come to an end in restaurants and guest houses.

If you'd rather spend your free time outdoors, the various winter hiking trails allow you to explore the idyllic surroundings. Enjoy a walk along the Salzach or to Lake Zell. In neighbouring Bruck there is 3 km long toboggan run. And if you feel like relaxing after a long skiing day, we strongly recommend to pay a visit to the "Tauern Spa" in Kaprun.

Snowpark: Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn Fusch am Großglockner

In the three ski areas you have access to a major freestyle area. First place to go is the Kitzsteinhorn, where the local Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn offers adrenaline junkies and freestyle lovers 4 diverse areas to try out.

In the "Easy Park" kids and newbies can start their freestyle career with practise moves. There is rainbow box, a wave box, a down rail and 3 kickers. In the "Central Park" pros and experts can show off their skills. 9 metres long barrier, various rails and kickers (5 - 13 m), as well as a knuckle leave no wishes unfulfilled. Right at the top, at 2,900 metres altitude, there is the "Glacier Park", which is however only open during spring and autumn. Besides the snow parks there is also a Eagle line with obstacles for beginners, as well as a real highlight: the 150 metre long and 6.50 metre high super-pipe - the largest in Austria.

More action is to be found in the fun park "Schmitten" on the Schmittenhöhe. This park offers obstacles such as rails, boxes, and kickers and is mainly geared to beginners and pros. The "Schmitten XXL" promises loads of entertainment: a 1,300 metre long fun slope with wave ride, jumps, tunnels, etc.

A further park is ideal for families with kids: the "Schmidolins Drachenpark" offers kids a wave run and some small ramps and therefore provide the best conditions for trying out first moves in the freestyle sport.

Another highlight is the kids slope on the Glocknerwiese.
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Expert rating report Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel - Kaprun

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(4.3 out of 5 stars)

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