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Kirchberg in Tirol

Kirchberg in Tirol Ski Resort Guide

Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length158km98 miles
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Height860m2,822ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Salzburg
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Kirchberg in Tirol

Kirchberg, on the other side of the mountain from Kitzbühel, gives access to the famous skiing without the queues. It's a very pleasant village too, with a lively centre.

Summary

The Austrian ski resort of Kirchberg in Tirol is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 860m2,822ft, with 158km98 miles of marked runs.

Kirchberg in Tirol is part of the Kitzbüheler Alpen ski area with access to 595km370 miles of downhill skiing, with 344 marked pistes, served by a total of 197 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kirchberg in Tirol itself (158km98 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Kitzbüheler Alpen ski resorts of Kirchdorf and Waidring.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kirchberg in Tirol?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Kirchberg in Tirol.

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Ski Area Stats

Kirchberg in Tirol Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1323km14 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2578km48 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2267km42 miles
Downhill
Total Length
158km98 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
60

Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Pistes
Number of runs
344
Downhill
Total Length
595km370 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
197

Altitudes

Kirchberg in Tirol Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Lowest Piste860m2,822ft
Resort Altitude (Kirchberg in Tirol)860m2,822ft
Max Vertical1,140m3,740ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kirchberg in Tirol
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Kirchberg in Tirol Overview

Kirchberg, on the other side of the mountain from Kitzbühel, 6km (4 miles) away by road, is a great choice for anyone wanting access to the famous skiing without the queues, crowds or prices. It is not a rural idyll during the season either, however, as it has a lively centre with plenty of 'happening' nightspots and a busy feel.

In many ways it is the mirror of Kitzbühel without the sometimes pretentious side of its neighbour's cosmopolitan clientelle. It is perhaps a good illustration of the slightly different attitude of Kirchberg to Kitzbühel in that the former lists its 100 farms amongst its assets, which together own 1,500 cows, 300 sheep and 75 horses.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kirchberg in Tirol is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Skiroute Streif Rennstrecke', which is 2km1 miles in length.

Skiing

Although best-known for being lift-linked to its famous neighbour, Kitzbühel, the lifts in fact go on to join other resorts in addition. These include Aschau, Aurach, Jochberg - Pass Thurn and Mittersill with 200km (125 miles) of trails - together one of the largest linked ski areas in Austria and the world, with a ski bus service on the roads between the resorts below. It's just the tip of the iceberg for those with their own transport too, because skiers can now purchase the Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass, good at about 30 ski areas in the Region, some lift-linked, others not, but together offering up to 680km (425 miles) of trails.

The ski bus service is quite important because, unless you stay in accommodation out of the village centre and near to the lift bases, you're likely to need to use the bus to get from your hotel to the slopes. Beginners will often find their feet on Kirchberg's own un-linked ski mountain, Gaisberg, with its gentle slopes; more experienced skiers will beat most of Kitzbühel's clientele on to the Hahnenkamm by taking one of the less-crowded routes up from outside the village.

Long term meteorological studies have shown that Kirchberg's local slopes have a good snow record, averaging 124 days of cover per year, and 50% of the slopes are backed up by snow making equipment to be doubly safe. There are five ski schools operating in the area: the Schischule Kirchberg, Skischule Kirchberg Activ, Skischule KiWest and a Privat Skischule with Schischule Aschau based in the neighbouring village. All five offer a variety of tuition programs for all levels.

Night skiing was introduced recently, accessed via the Gaisfeg chairlift.

There are even more cross-country trails than downhill piste, just, with 220km (137 miles) of prepared tracks around the Kitzbühel Valley (45km / 28 miles locally).

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders are welcome on all pistes with the runs near the Fleckalmbahn and Penglstein particularly popular. Both the main ski schools offer snowboarding courses. The local snowboard park with half pipe is supplemented by an additional one across on the Kitzbühelerhorn.

Location and Map

Where is Kirchberg in Tirol?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Kitzbuheler Alpen, Tyrol.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kirchberg in Tirol is Innsbruck Airport, 70 minutes drive away.

Salzburg, Munich, Bolzano, Linz and Memmingen airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 60 ski lifts are able to uplift 76,230 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 99km62 miles of ski runs, with 703 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kirchberg in Tirol open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Kirchberg in Tirol, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Kirchberg in Tirol.

Aprés Ski

Kirchberg has a very lively centre which attracts young Germans and Dutch in particular. Popular spots include the Londoner Pub (not to be confused with the equally popular establishment of the same name in Kitzbühel) and le Boomerang. Night time toboggan runs, sleigh rides or other 'Tyrolean themed' evenings are also popular. In the latter category a spot of accordion music and trying your voice box for yodelling talent is always amusing.

Many visitors are unable to resist an evening trip to the bright lights of Kitzbühel, perhaps taking in the heavily promoted casino there.

Kirchberg in Tirol