“Kitzbühel’s sister resort, same great ski area”
Best for Intermediate Advanced Off-piste Après-ski Nightlife Short transfer Ski weekendsLarge ski area (215 km)
Kirchberg is Kitzbühel’s sister resort located just 6 kilometres from its more famous neighbour and accesses the same ski area as Kitzbühel as well as featuring a connection to the Ski Welt via the Ki-West lift.
Whilst not as glitzy and fashionable as Kitzbühel, prices are keener for hotels, drinking and dining and après-ski is lively with plenty of nightlife action. In a nutshell, a popular resort offering great value and après-ski in the middle of the Kitzbüheler Alps – Kitzbühel ski area in one direction, Ski Welt in the other.
There are three main lifts from Kirchberg– Pengelstein, Maierlbahn and Pengelstein - accessing the Kitzbühel ski area and all offer long, sweeping reds back down to the resort of Kirchberg. The Kitzbühel-Kirchberg ski area offers 215 kilometres of piste to explore and terrain to challenge all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
For added piste mileage, purchase the Kitzbüheler Alps All-Star pass and pick up the Ki-West lift from Kirchberg to Westendorf and in to the resorts of the Ski Welt (250 kilometres of piste).
Kirchberg has its own wide nursery slopes by the Gaisberg and Maierl lifts close to the resort centre and there are also beginner slopes at the top of the Fleckalmbahn.
Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find no shortage of challenges and will relish the prospect of cruising most of the runs during their stay. The ‘Ski Safari’ takes you over to Jochberg and further on to Pass Thurn which is where the best snow and highest point in this ski area can be found.
On powder days, advanced and expert riders should head for the wide open fields of Jochberg and Pass Thurn and the bowls at the back of Pengelstein.
Kirchberg has a picturesque, traditional resort centre with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and has a good après-ski and lively nightlife scene. Nearby Kitzbühel is a short 10 minute hop in a taxi for further nightlife options including a Casino.
For foodies, Simon Taxacher’s multi-award-winning Rosengarten Restaurant is one of the best in Austria and offers a fantastic 7-course tasting menu showcasing Simon’s innovative interpretation of French-Mediterranean cuisine. The Rosengarten ‘Light’ offers a more casual bistro setting. Book ahead.
There is night skiing and tobogganing on the Gaisberg mountain in Kirchberg and the resort also offers ice-climbing with further activities available in nearby Kitzbühel.
Please note that we do not have Resort Managers or representatives in Kirchberg or Kitzbühel. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in nearby Fieberbrunn.
Resorts include Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, Ski Welt, St Johann in Tirol and Schneewinkel resorts, Ski Circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn, Ski Juwel Alpbach Wildschōnau and Zell am See-Kaprun.
If you are staying in Kitzbühel or Kirchberg, you can upgrade your pass and easily connect to the 250 km of pistes in the Ski Welt (Westendorf, Brixen, Soll, Scheffau, Ellmau) via the Ki-West lift from Kirchberg.