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Connecting Kaprun - Maiskogel with the Kitzsteinhorn

Lift companies plan commercial and technological merger

In Kaprun, plans for a gondola connection from the village of Kaprun, via the Maiskogel and up to the
glacier are now on the verge of coming to fruition, fulfilling a dream that has been a generation in the
making. As a first step, Kaprun’s two lift companies are scheduled to merge in autumn 2017. Detailed
planning and the approval process will run in parallel with this. The ambitious goal of connecting the
village center of Kaprun with the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn is expected to be completed by December

Ski-in/Ski-out thanks to the longest gondola link in the Eastern Alps

The new gondola link will open up a whole new dimension of mountain tourism for the Zell am See-Kaprun
Region: Ski-in/Ski-out (setting out from the town center of Kaprun, then over the gentle Maiskogel – a popular
destination for families especially – and ultimately up to the glacier itself) increases convenience and enjoyment
significantly, promoting Kaprun into the elite league of Alpine ski areas. This project also represents a
continuation of Kaprun’s pioneering lift achievements. After opening Austria’s first glacier ski area in 1965,
building one of the world’s tallest cable-car pylons and installing the first live panorama camera, this new gondola
connection will not only represent the longest continuous lift axis in the Eastern Alps, it will also boast the greatest
elevation gain (2,260 meters). The Gletscherjet lifts, which depart from a terminal in Kaprun Valley (6 kilometers
from Kaprun town center), will continue to run as before and throughout the year. The new gondola on the
Maiskogel is also intended to operate in summer.