Connection between Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel

  • Published on 27 December, 2019

From December 2020 you can use the new connection between the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel ski areas. With this new lift, visitors to Kaprun can now enjoy 130 kilometers of slopes and a direct connection to the glacier. Huge progress!

Merging of two ski areas

In September 2019, the two ski areas Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel decided to merge and not much later, news about the construction of two new lift connections followed. Construction on the gigantic project, worth more than 80 million euros, started in April 2018.

Construction of new elevator connections

To reach the top of the Kitzsteinhorn from Kaprun, two new connections have been built. The first connection, the Maiskogelbahn, offers visitors the opportunity to take a ski lift from the center of Kaprun to the Maiskogel. Construction of the second connection started in 2019. This lift between the Maiskogel and Langwied will be ready for use from December 2020.

Feiten en cijfers over de verbinding Kitzsteinhorn en Maiskogel

With the new lift connection between the two ski areas:

  • You can now ski from the center of Kaprun to the top of the glacier
  • Enjoy fantastic views on this 12-kilometer tour
  • Is the longest cable car in the Eastern Alps a reality
  • Bridge a height difference of no less than 2261 meters

Challenges during construction

In particular, the second part of the connection, between the stations Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn, presented a constructional challenge. Because there was little space in relation to the length of the cable for placing lift poles, the cables had to be extra strong. The builders managed to do this by weaving together different loose cables.

Traffic nuisance is something of the past

Since it is possible to reach the Kitzsteinhorn directly from Kaprun from December 2020, it is expected that there will be less traffic disruption between the village and the gondola station in the valley. No more traffic jams!

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