Ski holiday in summer on the Kitzsteinhorn

Skiing vacation from spring to autumn

In addition to the classic activities that the Kitzsteinhorn offers, such as the Gipfelwelt 3000 with the viewing platform and the bike trails, you can also go on ski holiday in summer. The glacier not only offers fantastic slope conditions in winter, but also perfect ski days in spring and autumn too. At 3000 meters, the glacier stretches across the massive plateau of the Kitzsteinhorn. Almost all year round, it offers fantastic piste conditions and open restaurants where you can take a break and enjoy great food and drink. Except for a short revision break in summer, the slopes are open almost all year round.


Rarely can you find such a contrasting summer holiday with skiing possibilities in Austria as in Zell am See-Kaprun. While you take your turns on the Kitzsteinhorn in the morning, head to the Zeller See for a cool down in the afternoon. Escape the warm valleys to over 3000 meters into the eternal ice.

With us (we rent apartments) you will find the most beautiful selection of vacation apartments and houses at the foot of the glacier Kitzsteinhorn.

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Skiing vacation in Kaprun in summer

Do you want to escape the summer heat? There is an alternative option to Lake Zell, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier also provides you with an opportunity to cool down on hot days. For all skiing enthusiasts who still haven’t had enough after the winter season, the slopes are open until the end of July for a ski holiday in summer. Summer skiing at the Kitzsteinhorn offers a great alternative to the usual classic summer activities like biking and hiking.

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Skiing vacation in Kaprun in spring and autumn

Until well after Easter there are perfect skiing conditions. Especially in the morning, the slopes are as hard as a rock and thus providing the ideal base for carving your turns. Then it’s off to one of the sun terraces of the numerous alpine huts, where you can enjoy the warm sun rays and look forward to the upcoming summer.

Already from mid-October the ski season starts on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Our apartments and vacation homes are available to you all year round so you can already collect the first few kilometers of ski piste before anyone else. Start the winter season already in autumn and enjoy the already perfectly prepared slopes.

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Guaranteed snow for the start of the ski season in autumn

Thanks to “snowfarming”, sufficient snow can be stored on the glacier all year round. Snow depots are built at selected points and they can be up to 50 meters long and 5 meters high. They are then covered with flow. This protects the glacier from melting in the summer season and it is distributed to the lower-lying lifts at the start of the season, thus decreasing the amount of artificial snow required. Another aspect of “snow farming” is strategically placed snow fences and snow piles for.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the ski rental store is open all year round.

Until early summer you can ski down to the Alpincenter but in summer, only the ski lifts on the glacier plateau are open.

From the end of July there will be revision work for a few weeks. The reopening date varies, but they try to restart the ski operation from the end of September, depending on the weather.