The 700-year-old town of Kitzbühel has clocked up a notable and fascinating history. Its ski story began in 1893 when a local skied from the Kitzbüheler Horn down the valley – the first alpine ski run in Austria. And as they say the rest is history. Kitzbühel is now a world-famous ski hub.
With 215km of slopes serviced by 56 cable cars and lifts there are endless opportunities to ride through perfect deep powder snow and freeriding opportunities abound in this area. From wide powder fields to narrow gullies, this is an ideal location for those looking for untracked slopes and the sporting challenge of unprepared routes!
Kitzbühel is also home to the Streif – possibly the most famous downhill ski run in the world and not for the fainthearted! But you don’t have to be an expert racer as the resort has a less challenging ‘family-friendly’ variant of the route when the annual racing is not in action. Kitzbühel is also regarded as family friendly destination and provides plenty of choice when it comes to ski schools and boasts more than 500 ski instructors. It offers free practice lifts in the valley for families and beginners for those wanting to test out their skills before heading to the intermediate or expert slopes.
- 215km skiable terrain
- World famous streif ski run
- Family friendly
|Top Elevation||2,000 metres|
|Village Elevation||800 metres|
|Vertical Drop||1,200 metres|
|Ave Annual Snowfall||250 – 800cm|
Kitzbühel offers more than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.
- Alpine curling
- Après ski scene
- Ice skating
- Water World Aquarena
- Nordic walking
- Children’s ski programmes
- Wildlife park
Kitzbühel is easily accessible by road and by rail. From Munich, Salzburg, and Innsbruck airports, it takes approximately 90 minutes by car to get to Kitzbühel.
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There is a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements at Kitzbühel from standard to luxury.
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