The Kitzsteinhorn will stage its 'Snow Climb' mountain bike race this weekend, bikers will find about 196cm (6.5 feet) of snow waiting for them. The Kitzsteinhorn is located in the district of Kaprun, in the Salzburg region. The Kitzsteinhorn is part of the Hohe Tauern range in the eastern Alps and reaches a height of 3203 m above sea level. The summit can be reached using the Kaprun Gletscherbahnen (Glacier Railways), from the valley station at 911 m. For a long time, this was the highest cable car pylon in the world, being 113.6 m tall with a diameter of 2.2 m. There is a viewing platform on the roof of the station, at 3035 m above sea level.
The event programme:
8/6/2009 XC Battle - Start: 20.30 Mountain bike race in the centre of Kaprun. Action with steps, stairs, trees and water.
8/7/2009 Mountainbike FREESTYLE NIGHT - Start: 20.30 Premiere of the action show with Petr Kraus and Thomas Oehler. Free entrance.
8/8/2009 Kitzsteinhorn SNOWCLIMB - Start: 9.00 The new Highlight! The mountainbike race up to the eternal ice of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Mini XC-Battle - Start: 16.00 The little "XC battle" for kids and very young newcomers. Promi-Race - Start: 18.00.
Parties "Celebrate the day" with Live Music on 7. and 8. August.