Kitzbϋhel Ski Resort

Kitzbuhel Ski Resort, Tyrol Austria
Kitzbuhel powder below the Steinbergkogel
Some of the 230km of piste trail in the KitzSki area
Off-piste powder skiing at Kitzbuehel
Melkalm restaurant at Kitzbuhel Austria
Kitzbuheler Horn provides outstanding alpine terrain & valley runs to KitzBuhel
Train stations at Kitzbuhel, Kirchberg in Tirol & Mittersill link the ski resort to the rest of Europe
Powder below Pengelstein at Kitzbuhel-Kirchberg ski resort, Austria
Hahnenkamm is the start of Kitzbuhel's genuinely frightening Streif World Cup course
In true Austrian style, KitzSki has 60 mountain huts providing awesome food & drink
Kitzbuhel freeride powder
Maierlbahn gondola provides swift & comfortable access from Kirchberg in Tirol
KitzSki has 57 lifts, 15 of which are 6 or 8-seater chairs
Modern ski lifts keep the Kitzbuhel peak season lines moving at an agreeable pace
Busy on piste, deserted off piste at Kitzbuhel ski resort
Exploring the off-piste areas of KitzSki will reap rewards
Face shot anyone? Kitzbuehel Austria powder skiing.
Après ski at the top, mid or bottom at Kitzbuhel Kirchberg
Find your own private stash at Kitzbuhel ski resort
Ski Kitzbuhel Austria

Kitzbϋhel Ski Resort

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    Kitzbuhel Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Kitzbuhel Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    800m– 2,004m (1,204m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (54)
    11 Gondolas / cable cars
    22 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Oct to early April
    8:15am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 251km (incl. routes)
    Longest run – 8km+
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 40%
    Beginner - 45%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €48.50 to 57
    Child - €24 to 28
    Child u/6yr - Free

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 skied some lovely powder on a busy bluebird Saturday in mid Feb 2019. Had an awesome time but only got to ski less than half the hill. Detailed information & photos will follow soon.

Kitzbuehel Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

Kitzbuhel always has 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 & bragging is bragging...... & 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 (a genuinely frightening prospect to ski at full tilt too!). 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.

The Kitzbuhel ski resort is in fact alot more than just Kitzbuehel! Collectively referred to as KitzSki, the resort areas of Kitzbühel - Kirchberg - Reith - Aurach - Jochberg - Mittersill - Hollersbach are interlinked to provide a rollicking on-snow Austrian ski adventure. See the KitzSki ski trail map here.

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. 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. Search & book all airport transfers here.

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

The excellent Austrian railways (OBB) Railjet train service runs to Kitzbuhel & Kirchberg in Tirol from either Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck & Zurich. The train has a full restaurant service & is an excellent way to travel to the resort. Regional trains also make the journey & more regularly.

Search & book train tickets to Kitzbuhel or Kirchberg in Tirol here.

Kitzbuhel Accommodation

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

Search & book all Kitzbuhel ski accommodation here.

To the west is Kirchberg in Tirol, which whilst quieter than Kitzbuhel, still has a wide range of well situated hotels, chalets, apartments & guesthouses. For true ski in ski out convenience, above is the Gasthof Ochsalm. It could be argued that Kirchberg has better access to the main ski area than Kitzbuehel does via either of its two nearby gondolas.

On the road south of Kitzbuhel, small hamlets including Jochberg have lodgings ranging from numerous apartments & chalets up to the huge Kempinski hotel. 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 Kitzbuehel Kirchberg

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: 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 & meet new friends.
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USD 1,787
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