Insight Update

Kitzsteinhorn: Top conditions for the final weeks of the season

A great season finale awaits skiers and snowboarders at the freestyle headquarters on the Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria: Easy Park, Central Park, and South Central Park will stay open until May 7, 2023.

Freestylers of all skill levels can look forward to nice snow conditions, spring sun, and creative set-ups in all parks. The Superpipe will also remain open until May 1. In addition, some highlights are waiting until May, especially for the snowboarders.

The local shape crew around head shaper Wolfgang Hilberger has done a great job again this season and built an excellent and varied freestyle offer at the Kitzsteinhorn. The Easy Park, which is aimed at beginners and advanced riders, currently offers 14 obstacles, including 2 smaller kickers, a butter box, and a hip jump. The Central Park for advanced and pros has 12 obstacles, including a 16-m kicker, an S-Rail, and a Spine Tube. South Central Park features 9 elements of varying difficulty from the Mini Spine Tube to the 11-m down Flat Down Tank. The 3 set-ups can be ridden in a row from South Central Park to Easy Park to Central Park, so you can string together up to 20 obstacles in one run. Please find full details on each park here.

Even at the end of the season, there are still some events taking place at the Kitzsteinhorn. For example, from April 18 to 22, 2023, the Austrian & German Masters will be held, where the Austrian and German snowboard community will compete for the national championship title in the disciplines Slopestyle, Superpipe, and Big Air. The exact program can be found here.

Another highlight is the elooa Good Times Camp by Nitro Snowboards from May 17 to 21, 2023, when a very special park set-up will be created exclusively for the camp participants. The stars of the international Nitro Snowboards Family will also join in. More information and registration here.

By the way: all season tickets valid for the Kitzsteinhorn will allow you to ride Salzburg’s only glacier ski area until May 1, 2023. And a special goodie for youngsters is the JuniorXPLORE Card: every Saturday, everyone under the age of 19 gets the day ski pass for just € 13.

For more information, please visithttp://www.kitzsteinhorn.at/en


FACT BOX: KITZSTEINHORN PARK & PIPE – FREERIDE – SKI TOURING – SPLITBOARDING
Glacier Ski Resort Kitzsteinhorn, Family Mountain Maiskogel & Lechnerberg• Altitude 768 – 3,029 m above sea level • Snow reliability from October to May • 23 modern cable cars and lifts • 61 kilometres of pistes  
Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn• Main partners Volcom and Nitro Snowboards • 4 world-class snow parks with 100% snow reliability due to their altitude between 2,500 and 2,900 m above sea-level  
Glacier ParkAltitude: 2,900 m • Open: October to January • For beginners and advanced ridersSet-up: 4 Lines (Easy Line, Medium Kicker Line, Jib Lines)  
Easy ParkAltitude: 2,600 m • Open: presumably December to beginning of May • For beginners and advanced ridersSet-up: 3 Lines (Easy Line, Upper Park Line, Jib Line)  
Central ParkAltitude: 2,500 m • Open: presumably January to beginning of May • For advanced riders and prosSet-up: 2 Lines (Medium Line, Pro Line)  
South Central ParkAltitude: 2,670 m • Open: presumably February to beginning of May • For beginners and advanced ridersSet-up: 1 Jib Line (enables you to do one continuous run to Easy Park and Central Park with
up to 20 obstacles)  
SuperpipeAltitude: 2,600 m • Open: December to beginning of May • Dimensions: length 150m, height 6.5m  
Maisi ParkAltitude: 1,175 m • Open: presumably December to March • Set-up: 1 rail line and 1 fun line  
TeamTeam Leader Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark: Berni Steiner • Park Designer/Head Shaper: Wolfgang Hilberger • Pipe Master: Alli ZehetnerShape Crew: 10 shapers from 6 nations  
HighlightsApr. 18-22, 2023                     Austrian & German Masters Apr. 29– May 01, 2023           Glacier Spring Festival May 17-21, 2023                     elooa Good Times Camp by Nitro Snowboards  
Know-how• 1990: First Funpark, mainly for snowboarders • 1994: First ever Snowboard World Cup Race at Kitzsteinhorn • Continuous development of the funpark in the following years • 2006: Opening of Glacier Park, Easy Park & Central Park – Kitzsteinhorn provides one of the largest freestyle centres in the Alps! • 2008, 2009: Roxy Chicken Jam, contest with the world’s best female snowboarders • 2011: Opening of the Superpipe • 2012, 2013, 2014: Austrian Freeski Open, international freeski contest • 2017: opening of the Eagle Line – fun slope for freestyle beginners • 2017–2022: World Rookie Tour Finals: Slopestyle and Superpipe tour finals with the world’s best snowboarders under 18 • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021: Superpipe Training Weeks for international pro teams; in 2017, future 2018 Olympic champions in freestyle ski and snowboard practiced at Kitzsteinhorn • 2018: Kitzsteinhorn Pipe Master Ali Zehetner builds Olympic superpipe at Pyeongchang • 2019: Opening of the South Central Park2019: Opening Maisi Park and direct K-ONNECTION from Kaprun to Kitzsteinhorn  
CommunityOwn Park & Pipe channels: WebFacebookInstagram  
Freeride XXL• 5 freeride routes • Freeride Infobase • Freeride Info Points • Freeride Monday: Freeride Workshops for beginners and advanced riders  

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