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Kitzbühel - Ski Area Guide

Kitzbühel, Austria

Ski Resort in Austrian Alps - 158km98 miles of Piste (790m2,592ft to 2,000m6,562ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Austria's most famous resort, a lively town with chic overtones which most skiers agree has Austria's best intermediate/expert skiing in the mountains above it.

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The next notable snow forecast for Kitzbühel is 2cm1in, expected on 22 February, with around 2cm1in forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Kitzbühel Ski Area

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

Kitzbühel Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Kitzbühel
Max Vertical1,210m3,970ft
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Altitude (Kitzbühel)800m2,625ft
Lowest Piste790m2,592ft
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Kitzbühel Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Kitzbühel has direct access to 158km98 miles of downhill skiing, with 70 individual pistes, served by 30 ski lifts.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Kitzbühel are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel is a name synonymous with serious skiing, and conjures up images of historic victories in the great Hahnenkamm race by skiing legends like Franz Klammer. The 'Streif' run on the Hahnemkamm is actually 3200 metres long and racers hit speeds of around 140kph (88mph), around 50,000 spectators arrive each season to watch this spectacular event.

There are, however, plenty of other less internationally well known runs around Kitzbühel's mountains, better suited to we mere mortals.

There are around 160km (100 miles) of largely lift inter-linked ski runs in the ski area include over 60 lifts giving a combined 75,000+ sph uplift between the neighbouring resorts of Aschau, Aurach, Jochberg, Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, Pass Thurn and Mittersill.

These includde a popular 35km (22 mile) one-day 'Ski Safari' route, with trails marked by an elephant symbol and a special guide available from the tourist office. For winter 2004-5 the Safari route was fully completed thanks to the installation of the 3S gondola, described as the world' most beautiful and spectacular, with the lift rising 400m above the valley floor in places. Since winter 2007-8 the entire route has also been covered by snowmaking.

The local ski area was extended still further by the Ki-West gondola which, more or less, links it to the SkiWelt ski area nearby, creating a ski region of more than 400km (250 miles) of piste, one of the world' largest, although with a few short bus trips needed in places to make connections, if that matters.

Straying further afield the giant Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard takes in the skiing above more than 30 villages in the area and opens up a giant region of nearly 1100km of trails, served by over 360 lifts. Skiers and 'borders have a larger choice than usual of ski schools with five in operation, the largest of which is the internationally famous Rote Teufel School or 'Red Devils' with over 200 instructors offering tuition in all disciplines. Current snow conditions are broadcast through live film of the mountain peaks on the local cable TV service every morning.

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

Snowboarding in Kitzbühel

The Kitzbühel Horn mountain boasts two half pipes, a quarter pipe and a sprint slalom course. A table jump allows jumps from five to ten metres The Ski Safari route is also popular with boarders who enjoy the powder options. Every ski shop in the resort offers 'board hire and every ski school offers snowboarding tuition. A second snow park is complete with boxes, kickers and rails.

Kitzbühel Aprés Ski

Kitzbühel is known for its lively and often sophisticated nightlife centred on the many restaurants, 40 or so bars and four discothèques. Especially popular bars include the Londoner on Franz Reisch Strasse, the Goldene Gams on Vorderstadt and Flannigans on Jochbergerstrasse. Warming drinks on offer include 'Jagertee' (tea with rum or schnaps) and Glühwein. The Casino is open daily from 7pm with live music in the lobby from 9pm. There is also a cinema and other popular evening activities include bowling, tobogganing and sleigh rides. The ice rink is open 13.30 - 16.00 everyday, as well as from 20.00 - 22.00 on Fridays and 10.00 - 12.30 on Sundays.

Kitzbühel in brief

Kitzbühel Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Kitzbühel Season Dates

 Open (since October 13, 2018).

 Closes : May 1, 2019.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Kitzbühel.

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Where is Kitzbühel?

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Kitzbühel Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Kitzbühel is able to augment natural snow, on 84km52 miles of ski runs, with 780 Snow Cannons.

Kitzbühel Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 30 Ski Lifts of Kitzbühel are able to uplift 76,230 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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