Skiing in Kitzbuhel

Country: Austria

In a nutshell: One of the prettiest ski resorts in the world, with a large and extensive ski area

We like:

  • Kitzbuhel is gorgeous. The town is breathtakingly pretty and the rolling hills and mountain pastures are straight out of The Sound of Music
  • The ski area is enormous with great skiing for intermediate skiers.
  • Lots of modern lifts to whisk you up the mountain quickly
  • Lots to do in the town for non-skiers; great shopping and some excellent restaurants
  • Great, friendly Austrian apres-ski
  • It’s possible to buy the wider region ski pass that includes the Ski Welt ski pass, which more than doubles the size of the ski area

We don’t like:

  • The low altitude can make snow unreliable in early and late season
  • Limited challenges on piste for advanced skiers. Some excellent off-piste though
  • The nursery slopes for first-time skiers aren’t very good

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 800m
  • Highest lift: 2,000m
  • Lowest piste: 800m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport:
    • Salzburg: 1h 15m
    • Innsbruck: 1h 20m
    • Munich: 2h
  • Number of lifts: 54
  • Number of runs:
      • Blue: 22
      • Red: 25
      • Black: 13
  • Size area size: Large – 215km of piste

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Kitzbuhel was once a medieval silver-mining town, and has over time transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful ski resorts. Inside the heavy city walls is a stunning old town centre, with pedestrianised cobbled streets, beautiful stone buildings and delicately painted murals. From the town rise the stunning Wilder Kaiser mountains, providing a dramatic and jagged backdrop to the gentle, rolling alpine pastures.

The ski area is already large, but buy the wider region ski pass and you have access to a ski area so big that it challenge the 3 Valleys for scale. For most people upgrading to this ski pass isn’t necessary as the Kitzbuhel skier area itself is already large with over 200km of predominantly intermediate-friendly piste to explore.

Despite hosting the Hannenkahm – most fearsome race on the ski world cup circuit – there are limited challenges on piste for experts. Although most advanced skiers won’t be disappointed with range of fun red runs. On a powder day, the off-piste is brilliant, and we’d recommend taking a guide.

It’s not the easiest resort to learn to ski in as the nursery slopes in town aren’t brilliant, but the ski schools are good, and first-timers wanting a winter wonderland experience will love the town.

There’s no hiding from the number one issue Kitz faces though: altitude. With a village height of 800m and no skiing above 2,000m, snow can be unreliable in early and late season. Although from early January to the end of February the snow is as reliable as anywhere else, and the resort has one of the most impressive snow-making operations in the world.

There’s plenty to do outside of skiing, with a beautiful town to explore, lots of high-end shops, some wonderful restaurants, and of course some of the best apres-ski in Austria.

Landsitz Römerhof

Kitzbuehel, Austria
2020-03-10
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£568 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam

Zur Tenne Hotel

Kitzbuehel, Austria
2019-12-18
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£399 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Central location

A-ROSA Kitzbühel

Kitzbuehel, Austria
2020-03-30
3 nights

FROM£481 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids' club

Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Lebenberg

Kitzbuehel, Austria
2020-04-04
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£386 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam

Q Hotel Maria Theresia

Kitzbuehel, Austria
2020-04-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£202 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Mini-market on site

Grand Tirolia Kitzbühel

Kitzbuehel, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for advanced

Accommodation highlights

    Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2020-02-23
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£451 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa & wellness
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool
    • Hammam

    Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbuehel

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2020-04-07
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£594 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa & wellness
    • Swimming pool
    • Ski in / ski out location
    • Central location
    • Hammam

    Hotel Gamshof

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2019-12-15
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£230 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Central location

    Chalet Valerie

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2019-12-14
    3 nights

    FROM£2804 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Free WiFi

    Q! Resort

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2020-03-29
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£227 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Mini-market on site

    Tennerhof Luxury Chalets

    Kitzbuehel, Austria
    2019-12-14
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£3547 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa & wellness
    • Swimming pool
    • Hammam

    Hotel Schweizerhof Kitzbühel - Sport & Beautyhotel

    Kitzbuhel, Austria
    2020-04-07
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£464 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Sauna
    • Ski hire on site
    • Spa & wellness
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool
    • Ski in / ski out location
    • Central location
    • Hammam
    • Internet available

    Hotel Tiefenbrunner

    Kitzbuhel, Austria
    2019-12-19
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£317 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool
    • Easy walk to slopes / lift
    • Central location
    • Hammam
    • Internet available

    Kitzbühel Apartments Haus Brugger

    Kitzbuhel, Austria
    2019-12-17
    3 nights

    FROM£340 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Easy walk to slopes / lift
    • Internet available

    Hotel Goldener Greif

    Kitzbuhel, Austria
    2020-03-24
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£327 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

    • Easy walk to slopes / lift
    • Central location
    • Internet available

    Landhotel Vordergrub

    Kitzbuhel, Austria
    2020-01-05
    3 nights
    Breakfast included
    FROM£401 per person

    Resort highlights

    • Short Transfer
    • Apres ski
    • Traditional charm
    • Great for intermediates
    • Great for advanced

    Accommodation highlights

      Hotel Bruggerhof

      Kitzbuhel, Austria
      2020-03-08
      3 nights
      Breakfast included
      FROM£298 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Short Transfer
      • Apres ski
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced

      Accommodation highlights

      • Sauna
      • Spa & wellness
      • Swimming pool
      • Hammam
      • Internet available

      Appartements Berger

      Kitzbuhel, Austria

      nights

      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Short Transfer
      • Apres ski
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced

      Accommodation highlights

      • Easy walk to slopes / lift
      • Central location
      • Internet available

      Kitz City Apartments

      Kitzbuhel, Austria

      nights

      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Short Transfer
      • Apres ski
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced

      Accommodation highlights

      • Internet available

      Central Kitz Lodge

      Kitzbuhel, Austria

      nights

      FROM£0 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Short Transfer
      • Apres ski
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced

      Accommodation highlights

      • Central location
      • Internet available

      Moralodge

      Kitzbuhel, Austria
      2020-04-03
      5 nights

      FROM£2245 per person

      Resort highlights

      • Short Transfer
      • Apres ski
      • Traditional charm
      • Great for intermediates
      • Great for advanced

      Accommodation highlights

      • Internet available
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