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Environmental friendliness/environmental protection Kitzsteinhorn/​Maiskogel – Kaprun

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Environmental friendliness of the ski resort Kitzsteinhorn/​Maiskogel – Kaprun

The National Park Hohe Tauern is a partner of the ski resort of Kitzsteinhorn/Maiskogel. Pioneering environmental protection initiatives have been introduced in this high-alpine holiday and leisure region, including sourcing of energy and water from the Grubbach combined pumping station and power plant (hydraulic power plant in summer and pumping station in winter), as well as solar panels, recultivation of slope surfaces and vegetation-free slope areas, waste sorting and prevention. In general, the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel resorts make great efforts to ensure responsible and sustainable management of nature and its resources. The lifts are modern and efficient and there are protected areas for forests and wildlife. Winter sports enthusiasts are also encouraged to use public transport.


First lift operator in Austria to be certified according to ISO 9001 (quality management) and 14001 (exemplary environmental management) across all the company's operations. It also received the pro natura - pro ski AWARD 2011. In 2015, the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun lift operator was also certified according to ISO 50001 for energy management.

Public transportation/on-site mobility

  • No direct train connection
    Zell am See train station is around 7 kilometres from the base station of the ski resort in Kaprun. Regular services run from the train station to Kaprun and the MK Maiskogelbahn lift. A ski pass also allows you to travel free of charge on the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn train to Fürth-Kaprun station, where you can then catch the ski bus.
  • Comprehensive ski bus network
  • Scheduled buses
  • An extensive bus network links the ski resort to the towns of Kaprun and Zell am See - travel is free of charge for passengers with ski passes and ski equipment. A valid ski pass also allows you to use the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn train free of charge to travel to and from the resort.

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