The painted houses and cobbled streets create an upbeat atmosphere and the resort centre is a traffic-free area, making Kitzbuhel ideal for school ski trips. Swimming, pizza nights, night skiing and ice skating name only a few or the après ski activities on offer here. Traditional Austrian cuisine can be found in the many restaurants.
Kitzbuhel is on the map as a firm favourite with school groups and boasts a long and successful skiing tradition.
Several starting point options for beginners, at the foot of the Hahnenkamm, on a sunny plateau at the top of the Kitzbuheler Horn, at the quieter Pass Thurn end of the valley, or the pretty village of Aschua. The ski school instructors are excellent, and tentative first steps will soon become confident linked turns, as they head up the mountain to enjoy some of the best intermediate runs in Austria. The extent and variety of the resort’s red and blue runs are unbelievable.
There are a number of interesting runs on the Kiztbuheler Horn and also several long runs back down to the valley. The connection between the top of the Hahnenkamm cable car and Pengelstein is easily managed, and long, beautiful ski safari from Kitchberg to Pass Thurn is a 35km delight. For the more advanced, several testing red and black runs await. The most challenging skiing in the region is found beneath the Zweitausender (Pass Thurn) chairlift where a north facing, deeply mogulled 500m drop, will certainly test you. You will also find a superb powder bowl adjacent to the Hochsaukaser chair lift, which leads to another three thumping mogul fields. For snowboarders, the Kitzbuheler Horn offers a variety of gullies and also boasts a funpark, offering a pro-jump, quarter pipe, slalom sprint course, a boarder X course (weather permitting) and a stunning 60 metre halfpipe. All of this in conjunction with 55 marked pistes on the Hahnenkamm, make Kitzbühel and excellent snowboard area.
- Resort Height: 2000m (Glacier)
- No. of Lifts: 53
- No. of Trails: N/A
- Easy Runs: 62km
- Medium Runs: 74km
- Difficult Runs: 24km
- Skiable Area: 170km
- Longest Run: 6.8km
- Snow Making: 155 days each year
- Lift Pass: Kitzbühel
- Sleigh Rides
- Aquarena Swimming Pool (included in lift pass)