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If you've ever watched Ski Sunday then you'll certainly be familiar with the resort of Kitzbühel with its fearsome Men's Downhill ski race, the Streif on Mount Hahnenkamm, which takes place each January. The good news is that, for the rest of the season, you too can face that challenge, if you dare.

Otherwise, Kitzbühel has plenty to offer for the less experienced skier - a massive 168kms of piste spread across the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbüheler Horn. New lifts link Kitzbühel to the Westendorf and Jochberg skiing areas so the world is your oyster as far as opportunities go - some 650kms to choose from.

Intermediate skiers will love the variety of blue and red cruisey runs, while novices can take advantage of the nursery slopes at the base of the Hahnenkamm. The Kitzbuheler Horn is a sunny area on the opposite side of the valley with terrain parks and border cross.

Apres-Ski in Kitzbühel

If you fancy a day off the slopes or you're a non-skier, Kitzbühel is a charming place to spend time It dates from the 14th century, dotted with attractive painted chalets, a traffic-free medieval centre, secret passages, designer shops and cafés, bars and restaurants in which to while away your time.

There are plenty of other resources for Kitzbühel visitors and locals alike - spa facilities and indoor tennis, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing, paragliding and ice-skating - or you could take a trip to nearby Salzburg or Innsbruck for the day.

Eating out? Well, you have to try the Wiener Schnitzel and apfelstrudel perhaps accompanied by a mug of glühwein, don't you? There are about 70 restaurants to choose from too numerous to mention individually, but try the Golf-Hotel Ramushof, Hotel A-Rosa, Kaiserhof, Kupferstube…yes, we could continue, but the best thing to do would be to go there and find out for yourself.

GetSkiing promises Kitzbühel will be a memorable holiday in every way.

Gary's Little Gems in Kitzbühel

One of the classic ski resorts that must be on every skiers list to do at sometime in your ski career. The town is charming with cobble stone streets and quality hotels . For keen skiers, try the world famous Streif and also ski down to Jochberg and back for a great challenging day of skiing. Ski School is excellent and is famous world wide.

Resort Details

  • Resort Altitude: 760 m
  • Highest Lift: 2004 m
  • Total Piste: 170 km
  • Longest Run: 8 km
  • Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, NW
  • Uphill Capacity: 77500
  • Total Lifts: 61
  • Gondolas/Cable cars: 10
  • Chairlifts: 27
  • Drag Lifts: 12
  • Snow Parks: 2
  • Snow Cannons: 50
  • Good for Families
  • Good for Non-skiers
  • Groups
  • Lively Après Ski
29 runs
Beginners Several nursery slopes and the main area is conveniently located at the base of the Hahnenkamm
27 runs
Intermediates The choice of blue and red runs is extensive with lots of wide open slopes on the Kitzbüheler Horn
11 runs
Advanced Off-piste skiing is good and varied, one of the best areas is at Pass Thurn
- runs
Snowboarders The two snowparks offer plenty of fun and challenges, as do the various special snowboarding pistes

Flight info

Approx flight time:
1 hour 40 mins
Time zone:

Salzburg Airport
Innsbruck Airport
Calais Ferry Port