- Premium Spa Hotels
- Short Transfer
- Ski weekends
- Large ski area (215 km)
At a glance
Ski Holidays to Kitzbühel, Austria
“World-famous resort, charming town centre and extensive Skiing”
One of Austria’s most popular ski holiday destinations, Kitzbühel is a stylish, upmarket and atmospheric town whose skiing history is deeply entwined with the world famous Hahnenkamm Downhill Ski race. Colourful medieval buildings, archways and cobbled streets add to the resort’s international and glitzy character and there is loads going on off the slopes.
Well-located for flexible short ski breaks, Kitzbühel boasts over 200 kilometres of piste for all abilities, a modern and efficient lift network and a long skiing season from late October until late April.
On the Mountain
The Streif Downhill run from the top of the Hahnenkamm to the centre of town is the most challenging, most respected and most feared race on the World Cup circuit yet it is the resort’s diversity of terrain that attracts skiers of all abilities to Kitzbühel.
215 kilometres of piste are spread over the Hahnenkamm, Pengelstein, Kitzbüheler Horn, Jochberg and Pass Thurn areas and extensive snow-making compensates for the low-ish altitude. More snow falls at a lower altitude in this part of the Alps than further west and most pistes range in height from 1,200 to 2,000 metres.
Beginners usually start at the foot of the Hahnenkamm or on the gentle, sun-bathed slopes of the Kitzbüheler Horn.
For intermediates, there are some wonderful, long sweeping reds that descend to Kirchberg-Aschau and the Ski Safari takes you further to Jochberg and Pass Thurn via the 3-S Gondola.
On powder days, advanced and expert riders should head for the bowls at the back of Pengelstein, the Horn and wide, open fields of Pass Thurn.
Off the Mountain
Kitzbühel’s centre is a stylish mix of boutique shops, bars, chic cafés and restaurants and there is a great selection of après-ski and evening haunts (Pavillon, Londoner, Flannigans, Eldorado, Funferl) offering everything from lively schnapps-fuelled huts to exclusive champagne bars and nightclubs.
Kitzbühel also offers a Casino, cinema, sleigh rides, ice skating, tobogganing and the Aquarena leisure centre (indoor pools and saunas) which is discounted with your lift pass.
Traditional restaurants serving local fare rub shoulders with Pizzerias and Steakhouses and no less than 8 distinguished ‘Gault Millau’ award-winning fine dining restaurants.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Peer over the Hahnenkamm start gate and try to imagine hitting the Mausfalle jump 6 seconds later at over 60 mph!
- Play James Bond for the night at Kitzbühel’s Casino
- Check out the names of past Hahnenkamm Race winners on each Hahnenkammbahn gondola (Congratulations Dave Ryding!)
- Experience fine mountain dining at Kitzbühel’s oldest (1924) mountain hut, Sonnbühel
- Get a different perspective with the glass-bottomed Gondola number 1 on the 3S-Bahn lift
- Discover Kitzbühel’s award-winning Restaurants
- Need more piste mileage? Add on Westendorf, the Ski Welt plus many more (2,780 km!) with the SuperSkiCard