Overview of Kitzbühel
One of Austria’s most prestigious snowsports destinations, Kitzbühel ski resort is spread across several stunning Alpine peaks in Tyrol, with the town proper set along the Kitzbüheler River.
With a resort altitude of 760m and a highest lift of 2004m in a snow-sure corner of the Kitzbühel Alps, there’s 185km of gorgeous, groomed corduroy here, with 230km in the wider KitzSki Area, many cruisy blue runs and excellent reds for beginners and intermediates, a few attractive pistes for advanced skiers (including the famous Hahnenkamm downhill) and a terrain park for freestyle snowboarders.
Most of the ski area is located on the Hahnenkamm mountain, which boasts some beautiful long runs right down into Aschau and Kirchberg, with the remainder of the slopes on the Kitzbüehler Horn, which is less hectic and therefore ideal for novices finding their feet.
Free buses ferry you between the two mountains and the efficient lift system lets you maximise your time on the slopes. The resort is snow-sure, with an average of 200 snow secure days each season and an arsenal of snow cannons to top up the powder as and when required.
Off the slopes, Kitzbühel is known as Glitzy Kitz because of its designer boutiques, chic cafes, cutting edge lift system and rich history and culture, but it’s actually a resort that welcomes visitors of all stripes with earthy Austrian hospitality and thus a particular favourite for families from across Europe and beyond.
The resort is mostly car-free and features some fascinating Medieval architecture and pretty pastel-coloured buildings, and the accommodation mix here is quality hotels and a good range of well-appointed ski apartments. There are plenty of apres-ski activities for kids of all ages and if you want some more variation in your selection of bars, restaurants and entertainment, Innsbruck and Salzberg are within easy reach.
As you can see, a ski holiday in Kitzbühel has a little something for every type of visitor, with its brilliant blend of traditional charm and contemporary convenience. Book your holiday with Erna Low and we’ll take care of everything from your Kitzbühel accommodation to ski passes and more, leaving you with nothing to do but relax and enjoy the amazing Austrian ambience!