Kitzbuhel is most famous for hosting the Hahnenkamm, well-known amongst the professional, adventurous skiers. This is the annual Men’s World Cup Downhill Ski Race, where professionals descend Kitzbuhel, challenging its steep and fast slopes for sport. Although this ski area is mostly aimed towards the intermediate skier, but don’t be put off by the high descent. Kitzbuhel’s excellent range of pistes cater for all levels of skiers from beginner skier to the advanced skier. If you’re seeking a traditional ski getaway with a rich cultural charm, look no further than Kitzbuhel in Austria.

Kitzbuhel town is the epitome of picturesque, comprised of historic architecture and painted Austrian houses. This medieval town offers a 14th century charm, hosting a wide range of hospitality to keep you entertained and refuelled for hours. Be sure to head into the centre of the town to make the most of their charming cafes, stylish shops and their city walls that are rich in history. Of an evening, don’t miss the chance to get a taste of their lively nightlife and their superb collection of award-winning mountain restaurants including Gault Millau, perfect for relaxing and refuelling after a long day on the ski slopes.

Although the town prides itself on its medieval charm, the modern facilities on the mountain bring the ski resort back to the present day. Effortlessly make your way across the slopes by way of efficient ski lifts. Their modern lift system is celebrated for its convenience as if sweeps you to the top of the mountain very quickly and safely, readying you for your exciting descent of Kitzbuhel.

Kitzbuhel’s ski area has an enormous charm, well-known as one of the all-time great resorts. Its pistes stretch to an impressive 230-kilometres, all amounting to marked ski routes of blue, red, and black runs. Find the steed terrain through the wooded regions and the infamous Streif Downhill course, perfect for you intermediates looking for a some more difficult slopes with excellent snow conditions. Although the nursery slopes are limited, the Kitzbuhel peaks offer some gentle slopes for beginner skiing, and even more non-skiing fun if you’re there to enjoy the Austrian mountain charm.

Of course, there is plenty more activities to embark on when you’re not gliding along the fun slopes. Kitzbuhel welcomes you with an extensive list of off the slopes activities for you to enjoy. Apart from cross country and night skiing at Gaisberg, there is plenty to do amongst the snow. Be sure to put on your snowshoes and embark on a winter mountain hike for some awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks and village. For fun time with your loved ones, check out of the mountain for the day and enjoy the Water World Aquarena, hosting water slides for entertainment and saunas and a spa for total relaxation. If you want to venture out, speak to the tourist office in the town centre for an excursion to Salzberg and Innsbruck.

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Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel Essential Information

Resort Altitude:800m (2624ft)

Winter Season:Dec - Apr

Area:Kitzbuhel Alps

Ski Area:Kitzbuhel Kirchberg

Nearest Airport:Salzburg

Transfer Time:From 1 hour, 30 mins

Linked Lift Resorts:Kirchberg, St Johann

Highest Lift:2000m (6561ft)

Number of Lifts:49

No of Pistes:96

Beginner:43%

Intermediate:26%

Advanced:28%

Snowpark:1

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