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Kössen Ski Resort Guide

Kössen, Austria

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift1,700m5,577ft
Resort Height600m1,969ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Salzburg
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The “Unterberg” is the local ski area for the small town of Kössen. It belongs, as does its neighbour the “Zahmer Kaiser”, to the few absolutely snow-sure addresses in Tyrol. A long, but fast single-stage six-person lift up to the Unterberghorn starts at 640m above sea level, ends at 1,480m above sea level, an ascent of m,ore than 700 vertical metres. The lift transports between 1,200 and 1,600 people per hour. With pistes continuing up to 1,700m and artificially snow cover on runs down top the valley, as well as another nice lifts to choose from, the “Unterberg” is ranked as one of the better ski centres in the Tyrol's lowlands.


The Austrian ski resort of Kössen is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 600m1,969ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.

Kössen has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, with 9 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Kössen.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kössen?

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

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Snow Forecast by day for Kössen

Ski Area Stats

Kössen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 16km10 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 10km6 miles
Total Length
25km16 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Kössen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,700m5,577ft
Lowest Piste600m1,969ft
Resort Altitude (Kössen)600m1,969ft
Max Vertical1,100m3,609ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kössen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Kössen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Kössen is 7km4 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Kössen?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Kitzbühel, Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kössen is Innsbruck Airport, 70 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 7,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 7km4 miles of ski runs, with 9 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kössen open?

 Opened : December 24, 2020.

 Closed : March 14, 2021.


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 Kössen, 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.

Visit the Kössen Tourist Office for the latest.

Kössen Webcams

The Webcams in Kössen are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.

Mountain Bike Hire

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

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