Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel - unquestionably one of the all-time great resorts of world skiing

In Kitzbühel you’ll have an attractive medieval town, perfectly prepared pistes and modern lifts with heated seats. You can’t get enough of the spectacular mountains that extend for miles. The wide uncrowded runs are best for intermediates – although there are runs to suit all abilities. As a beginner you’ll get to know the passionate local ski instructors – they’ll enjoy showing you the areas beauty on open gentle slopes.

The Hahnenkamm lift is where you’ll access the Kitzbühel Alps for a large variety of runs. You’ll find the Hahnenkamm Streif – the Ski World Cup’s most famous downhill run. It’s used in January for the Ski World Cup – attracting visitors from all over the world. You’ll need to be very experienced – at least if you try it from the top.

You’ll have the option of the less crowded Kitzbüheler horn – on the opposite side of the valley. Great for a warm up ski – before tackling the daring runs in the afternoon. Beginners will enjoy the snowpark here and there are plenty of marked trails for freeriders and snowboarders.

If you’re looking for off- piste powder skiing Pass Thurn in nearby Jochberg is the place. While you’re there we recommend a stop off at Bruggeralm– you’ll enjoy this traditional farmhouse serving Gröstl, Schnitzel, Pancakes and Ribs. Be sure to try the powder run all the way back to Jochberg.

Apres ski in Kitzbuhel takes place in the sophisticated town – it’s about the friendly people, classy bars, gourmet food and high end-shopping. Enjoy a cocktail in Jimmy’s or Club Take Five or if a round of beers with live music is your scene make your way to the Londoner.

In Kitzbühel you'll have one of our reps in resort who will know the local area and can assist you with any queries.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free Child Lift Passes children born 2015 or later

1 Free Child Skis & Boots (up to 10 years) when 2 adults pre-book skis & boots for the same duration 

Free Child Helmet (up to 14 years) when ski hire is pre-booked 

  • from£1305pp
  • 73 rooms
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The Hotel Kaiserhof is elaborate and charming with an ideal location next to the famous Hahnenkamm gondola. Many guests fall in love with its traditional Austrian design, homely feel and impeccable quality of service.

  • from£1185pp
  • 150 rooms
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Overlooking Kitzbühel with wonderful views, the Hotel Schloss Lebenberg combines the style of a former 17th century aristocratic castle with modern comforts.

  • from£1105pp
  • 86 rooms
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The superb Hotel Schwarzer Adler offers a plush design and extensive leisure facilities including a rooftop pool with stunning views. It benefits from an ideal location close to the pedestrianized centre of Kitzbuhel, within walking distance of the Arlberg cable cars.

  • from£1125pp
  • 43 rooms
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Hotel Schweizerhof benefits from an ideal position opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola, you can enjoy alluring views of Kitzbuhel and surrounding mountains. Plus the option for a charming downhill walk to the resort centre.

  • from£1059pp
  • 75 rooms
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Set in the vibrant heart of Kitzbuhel's medieval pedestrianized centre, Hotel Tiefenbrunner has been lovingly run by the Brunner family for over 200 years. It has an attractive painted exterior. 

  • from£845pp
  • 71 rooms
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Enjoying an ideal location in Kitzbühel, the popular Q Hotel Maria Theresia is only a short stroll from the village centre and a 4 minutes' walk from the Hahnenkamm gondola.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Kitzbühel

There are several nursery slopes and the main area is conveniently located at the base of the Hahnenkamm. With the help of the ‘Red Devils’ ski school in Kitzbühel, learning is made easy and great fun. What makes this area unique is that you won't move off the free beginners area until your 2nd day.

Intermediates skiing in Kitzbühel

The choice of blue and red runs is extensive with lots of wide open slopes on the Kitzbüheler Horn and the scenic area of Pass Thurn. The Hahnenkamm has a large interlinked network of lifts which encompasses the areas of Kirchberg, Aschau, Aurach, Jochberg and Pass Thurn. A further 800km plus additional runs can be explored with the Super Ski Card. 

Advanced skiing in Kitzbühel

The ultimate challenge is the ‘Streif’ with its vertical ‘Mäusefalle’ which even the ski racers fear. Off-piste skiing is also good and varied, one of the best areas is at Pass Thurn, where modern lifts carry skiers towards the Resterhöhe area for some of the finest skiing in the region.

Snowboarding in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel’s two snowparks offer plenty of fun and challenges, as do the various special snowboarding pistes provided throughout the area. The XL Qpark has several rails, kickers and boxes. The park can be located by the Hanglalm by Pass thurn. 

Our favourite run

'The Hahnenkamm run in Kitzbühel - it remains one of the iconic challenges. Stopping and looking down from the top of the Mouse Trap is one of those moments that gives you some measure of the incredible courage of the top downhill racers' (Anni Mothes, Product Manager Austria).

Walking 

There are several walking options around the Kitzbuhel area - both on and off the mountain (70km+) 


Mountain facts
Area 234 km
Ski Alt. From 760m
Ski Alt. To 2000m
Runs
106
60
19
Lifts Chairlifts 27, Baby drags 6, Cable car 12, Draglifts 10, Gondolas 8
Lift Times

08.30 - 16.30

Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts55
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants59
Snow Cannons50
Snow Cannon Coverage48%
Cross Country Trails

40km in Kitzbühel

Night Skiing

Gaisberg in Kirchberg.

Nursery SlopesVllage centre
Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

Not through forest

Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

Kitzbühel area 2

Walking170
Things To Do
  • Cross country tracks
  • Nightski
  • Snowpark
  • Full programme of après-ski events
  • Aquarena swimming & fitness centre
  • Sleigh rides
  • Horse-riding
  • Day excursions, including Salzburg 
  • Ice-skating
  • Curling
  • Snow shoeing
  • Nordic walking
  • Tobogganing
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Museum
  • Cinema
  • Casino
  • Hahnenkamm Downhill Race 25th Jan 2020
  • Resort bus free with lift pass 
  • Car hire available
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £98 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details.

Learn to Ski / Board 
 6 days 'Blue' ski or board hire & boot hire, & tuition*
Adult Ski £337  / Board  £253 

Learn to ski 6 days x 4 h per day tuition, learn to board 3 days x 2 h per day. Available 5 Jan-6 Apr. For complete beginners.  

Lift Passes W2021  Days Season Adult Born before 2001  Youth
2002-2004
Child
2005-2014
Area Pass 6 L £212 £159 £105
H £255 £191 £128

Includes Kitzbuhel, Kirchberg, Jochberg & Pass Thun. An upgrade to the Superski Card covering 22 ski regions is available locally. Low/Saver season= (13-19 Dec), (3 Jan - 30 Jan) and 15 March - 13 April) High/Peak Season (All other dates). *Adults 80yrs+ should purchase in resort for the reduced price. Beginners' lift in the village is free, 5 days lift pass purchase in resort. Child born in 2015 or after is free.

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £109 £138 £156
Boots £55 £56
Ski & Boots £193
Snowboard & Boots £193
Snowboard £138
Youth (11-14yrs) Skis & Boots £82
Snowboard & Boots £82
Child (4-10yrs)** Skis & Boots £58 -

Equipment hire (6 days) Please see here for description of hire categories.

Youth snowboard & boots = 11-14yrs

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 
(3-14yrs)
Ski 3/6 10.00-12.00 
& 13.30-15.30
£174/£268 £174/£268
Snowboard 3/4 £174/£214

Ski School meeting time: 9.30am. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Kitzbuhel
Resort Code ATKZ
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.446529
Longitude 12.390660
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick
Birmingham
Stansted
Manchester
Heathrow
Leeds-Bradford
Bristol
Edinburgh

Transfer 2 hours 15 minutes by coach

Flights depart Saturday

To Salzburg

From Gatwick

Bristol

East Midlands 

Liverpool

Heathrow

Stansted
Birmingham
Luton
Manchester
Leeds-Bradford
Edinburgh

Transfer 1½ hrs by coach

Flight supplements may apply
Private transfers and Self-drive is available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

 

 

Good to know

  • Legendary resort with skiing up to 2,000m
  • Home of the Hahnenkamm Downhill race
  • Short transfers (Salzburg or Innsbruck)
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