- Premium Spa Hotels
- Short Transfer
- Ski weekends
- Large ski area (215 km)
At a glance
“World-famous resort, iconic downhill race and extensive skiing”
Kitzbühel is a stylish, upmarket and atmospheric town whose skiing history is deeply intertwined with the world famous Hahnenkamm World Cup downhill race which takes place every January. It has an international, sophisticated and vibrant feel with colourful medieval buildings, archways and cobbled streets adding to the resort’s character.
There are over 200 kilometres of piste on offer for all abilities and Kitzbühel boasts 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 and, whilst this is no doubt one of the resort’s draws, it is the resort’s diversity of terrain that attracts skiers of all abilities to this world-famous resort.
215 kilometres of piste are spread over the Hahnenkamm, Pengelstein, Kitzbüheler Horn, Jochberg and Pass Thurn areas and extensive snow-making compensates for the lowish altitude. More snow falls at a lower altitude in this part of the Alps than further west with most of Kitzbuhel’s pistes ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 metres in height.
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, wide-open, long sweeping reds that drop down in to Kirchberg and Aschau and the Ski Safari takes you further on to Jochberg and Pass Thurn via the 3-S Gondola. This is where you will find the best snow and the highest point in the ski area.
On powder days, advanced and expert riders should head for the bowls at the back of Pengelstein and wide, open fields of Pass Thurn.
Off the Mountain
Kitzbühel’s centre is a stylish mix of boutique shops, bars, cafés and restaurants and there is a great choice of après-ski haunts from lively schnapps-fuelled huts to exclusive champagne bars. The legendary Londoner Pub attracts après-ski and evening crowds and the resort has a great selection of bars and clubs for later in the evening as well as a Casino.
Traditional restaurants serving local fare rub shoulders with Steakhouses, Pizzerias and Oriental restaurants and Kitzbühel boasts a number of fine dining options with several distinguished ‘Gault Millau’ award-winning restaurants.
The Aquarena leisure centre with its indoor pool and sauna comes at a discount with your lift pass and sleigh rides, ice skating and tobogganing are also on offer.
Please note we do not have local Resort Managers in Kitzbühel. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in nearby Fieberbrunn.
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
- 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
- Follow the Elephant on the Ski Safari from Kitzbühel to Jochberg
- Take time for a pit-stop at the Bärenbadalm in Jochberg
- Visit the Mountain lift museum (free entry) at the top of the Hahnenkamm celebrating over 120 years of skiing in Kitzbühel
- Hungry for more piste mileage? Add on Westendorf & the Ski Welt with the Super Ski Card (2,750 km piste!)