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The K‑onnection to the Future.

This gondola link is a long-held dream come true.

Directly from the village of Kaprun with the aid of two new gondola lifts, first up the Maiskogel, from there to the Langwiedboden and the very heart of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area! Ski-in-Ski-out, 100% snow guarantee from October until well into springtime, along with a wealth of new opportunities – priceless benefits that further solidify Zell am See-Kaprun’s position as a top destination in the Alps. For unsurpassed winter sports, memorable family holidays or high-alpine sightseeing that reaches all the way to the TOP OF SALZBURG at 3,029 meters above sea level.

December 2019, an ultra-modern tri-cable gondola, the 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn-K‑onnection, will link the Maiskogel with the Kitzsteinhorn.
With this K‑onnection, the Maiskogel family ski area essentially fuses with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area to create a single compelling ski destination.

This new, second access means of riding up to the Kitzsteinhorn isn’t the only reason holidays will now become more attractive than ever: Beginning in December 2018, Maiskogel Family Mountain will also offer guests added comfort and convenience, along with whole new dimensions and perspectives, in the form of a 10-passenger gondola known as the MK Maiskogel Lift.

Under development at the valley terminal of the MK Maiskogel Lift, right in the heart of Kaprun, is the Kaprun Center: a service hub with ticket- and information offices, a ski depot with over 2,000 storage lockers and a modern sports shop – scheduled to open in December 2018.


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Signing of the Fusion Agreement

The two Kaprun lift companies, Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG and Maiskogel Betriebs AG, are growing into a single entity. As the first step towards the two companies joining forces, CEOs Norbert Karlsböck and Albert Rattensperger, together with authorized signatory Josef Rumpf, inked merger agreements on 14 August 2017. Also attending this historic signing ceremony: Mayor Manfred Gaßner and both board chairmen, Dr. Arno Gasteiger for Gletscherbahnen Kaprun and Mag. Rudolf Brauer on behalf of Maiskogel Betriebs AG.

Beaming faces at the signing of the merger agreements.


A historic day for Kaprun

A long-held dream comes true: The shareholders meetings of the two lift companies of Kaprun have decided on the merger of the Maiskogel Betriebs AG into the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG as well as the construction of the gondola link from the center of Kaprun, over the Maiskogel family ski mountain, up to the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn, with 100% agreement of the shareholders.

The K‑onnection to the Future: Kaprun – Maiskogel – Kitzsteinhorn


Official start of construction of the K‑ONNECTION Kaprun-Maiskogel-Kitzsteinhorn

The construction work of the new cable ways MK Maiskogelbahn and 3K Kaprun - Kitzsteinhorn – K‑onnection starts on time with April. With it the foundation stone for the project is handed over symbolically. Already in December 2018 the new MK Maiskogelbahn is going to open, together with the central service hub KAPRUN CENTER, situated directly at the valley station of the new cable car. For the project 81.5 million Euros is being invested in total. The Almbahn and the Maisilift remain unchanged.


Helicopter installation of pylons for the MK Maiskogelbahn

Construction work on the MK Maiskogelbahn and 3K K‑onnection gondola lifts is progressing rapidly. The installation of pylons for the MK Maiskogelbahn represents a spectacular project milestone: The individual components of the lift pylons are installed by man and helicopter with millimeter precision. The new 10-passenger MK Maiskogelbahn gondola will open in December 2018, right at the same time as the Kaprun Center in the valley terminal.

Pylons installed by helicopter with millimeter precision
A historic moment
Resolution at the share­holders meeting of the merger and construction
Official start of construction
MK and 3K
Installation of pylons
MK Maiskogelbahn
Opening of MK Maiskogel Lift and Kaprun Center
Summer lifts begin running on the Maiskogel again
Opening of 3K Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn K‑onnection

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The direct K‑onnection from Kaprun up to the Kitzsteinhorn.

This new link offers guests in Kaprun unsurpassed convenience and comfort plus a ski‑in-ski‑out experience, including the opportunity to ride the lifts from the center of town up the Maiskogel, and from there to the glacier itself, without having to resort to other forms of transportation. The existing lift service provided by the Gletscherjet (valley station located 6 km from town) will continue to be available year-round.

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The direct K‑onnection for
intrepid Summiteers and the Ski Stars of Tomorrow.

Important and useful information about this superlative gondola link.

Total comfort and convenience


On foot from your hotel to the gondola. Now ride the new, ultra-modern MK and 3K lifts, first up the Maiskogel, then to the heart of the glacier ski area, where great snow conditions are 100% guaranteed. And when your winter sports are over for the day, hop back on board the lift with skis in tow for an enjoyable ride down to the valley, all the way back to the town center of Kaprun.

Lift Axis

12 km and 2,261 vm

With the longest lift axis (a 12 km-long continuous string of pearls rising from 768 m to 3,029 m) as well as the greatest elevation gain (2,261 m) in the Eastern Alps, the K‑onnection proudly boasts several superlatives.

Summer Experiences

Maiskogel Family Mountain

Thanks to the new MK Maiskogel Lift, Kaprun becomes more attractive than ever for families and their children. This lift will also run in summer, providing convenient access to the hiking paths and bike trails close to town. The Maisiflitzer, an Alpine Coaster which is likewise open year-round, as well as the family amusement park next to the valley station promise all kinds of fun and entertainment well into the evening hours.



With the opening of the K‑onnection, visitors now have TWO different ways to reach the Kitzsteinhorn:

  • K‑onnection from the town center: Recommended for everyone who is staying within walking distance of the MK valley station.
  • Gletscherjet/valley station: Recommended for day-visitors and everyone who wants fast, direct access to the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn.


and Figures

The new K‑onnection – from Kaprun, up the Maiskogel and then to the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn – greets passengers with state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed comforts.


  • Mono-cable gondola with 123 cabins for 10 people each
  • Capacity: 2,800 pers./h with a max. speed of 6 m/s
  • Valley station: 768 m
  • Mid-station 1,137 m
  • Mountain station: 1,570 m
  • Length: 3,813 m
  • Travel time: 12 min
  • Producer: Leitner
Scheduled opening date: 22 December 2018


  • Tri-cable gondola lift with 32 cabins for 32 people each
  • Capacity: 2,700 pers./h with a max. speed of 8 m/s
  • Valley station: 1,570 m
  • Mountain station: 1,975 m
  • Length: 4,311 m
  • Travel time: 9.1 min
  • Producer: Doppelmayr
Scheduled opening date: 21 December 2019