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Kitzbuhel is one of the world's great ski resorts (photo Bernhard Spoetti).
Kitzbuhel is one of the world's great ski resorts (photo Bernhard Spoetti).
Kitzbuhel pistes open over 180 days per year (photo Michael Werlberger).
Kitzbuhel pistes open over 180 days per year (photo Michael Werlberger).
Ski Kitzbuhel's famous pistes (photo Michael Werlberger).
Ski Kitzbuhel's famous pistes (photo Michael Werlberger).
Massive 215km of piste runs at Kitzbuhel Kirchberg (photo M Werlberger).
Massive 215km of piste runs at Kitzbuhel Kirchberg (photo M Werlberger).

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel Ski Resort Austria

Kitzbuhel is the epitome of the perfect Austrian ski resort. Ski lifts extending from the centre of a real town, huge terrain in classic Austrian countryside plus an après scene that rivals the best in the world, makes Kitzbuhel an unforgettable skiing and snowboarding experience. 

Just like many of the Austrian mega resorts, Kitzbϋhel ski resort is lift, piste and ticket interlinked with Kirchberg to the west and extends south into the Salzburg state at Hollersbach im Pinzgau. With so many access points, there is simply no excuse not to ski one of the world's best ski resorts. 

The Powderhounds will finally stop making excuses and re-visit Kitzbuhel again in 2019 (this time we will party less and ski more!). Detailed information & photos will follow.

Kitzbuhel Skiing & Snowboarding

Kitzbuhel always has the the boasting rights for being the first non-glacier ski resort to open in Austria every ski season. That may mean it is only one run, but open is open and bragging is bragging...... and not much else.

The nonsense of bragging rights aside, Kitzbuehel can rightly boast about its huge & superb quality piste trail network & super modern ski lifts. It doesn't hold a World Cup Downhill ski event (the Hahnenkamm) for nothing. In a good year when snow is deep down to low levels, Kitzbϋhel always has some classic Austrian off piste powder skiing all over the resort, including tree skiing.

Where is Kitzbϋhel,Austria?

Kitzbuehel ski resort is predominantly in the Tyrol (Tirol) state of Austria midway between the cities of Innsbruck & Salzburg.  The massive resort sits amongst two other Austrian skiing behemoths; Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm and Ski Welt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. The fantastic Zell am See ski resort is also close by via the train.

The best international gateway airport for Kitzbuhel is Munich, plus either Salzburg or Innsbruck for those coming from within Europe or UK.

The ski resort can easily be accessed by train, with 3 stations near the ski lifts at Kitzbuhel main, Kitzbϋhel Hahnenkamm & Kichberg in Tirol. In the Salzburg section of the resort, a train station at Mittersill is close to the Hollersbach base, via the private railway line from Zell am See.

Kitzbuhel Accommodation

For those desperate to be in the thick of the action, the town of Kitzbuhel is the place to stay. Kitzbuehel is the largest town in the ski resort and has far & away the most vibrant atmosphere and the greatest diversity of accommodation. High above the town, the ski in ski out Ehrenbachhöhe is atop the Hahnenkamm ski area , providing a quiet perch on the mountain for first tracks.

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To the west is Kirchberg, which whilst quieter than Kitzbuhel, still has a range of well situated chalets, apartments 7 guesthouses. For true ski in ski out convenience, above is the Gasthof Ochsalm.

On the road south of Kitzbuhel, small hamlets including Jochberg have lodgings ranging from numerous apartments & chalets up to the huge Kempinski hotel.  Pass Thurn, Jochberg has two ski lifts for access to the wider resort. Further up at Pass Thurn are several options with direct access to the Kitzbuheler Alpen 2 lift. Further up the hill is the mountain top Berggasthaus Resterhöhe.

A full range of chalet, apartment & hotel options are on the Salzburgerland side of the resort in Hollersbach & Mittersill.

Tours in or near Kitzbuhel

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City DETAILS
HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
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USD 1,865
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone and meet new friends.
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    Kitzbuhel Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Kitzbuhel Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)
    800m– 2,004m (1,204m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (54)
    11 Gondolas / cable cars
    22 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Oct to early April
    8:15am to 4:45pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 251km (incl. routes)
    Longest run – 8km+
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 40%
    Beginner - 45%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/9)
    Adult - €48.50 to 57
    Child - €24 to 28
    Child u/6yr - Free