Kitzbühel – The best ski area in Austria, Tyrol

Skiing in Kitzbühel is a dream! With perfectly groomed slopes, a state-of-the-art lift system, and 233km of pistes, every skier can create their own story. In addition to the world-famous Hahnenkamm Streif racecourse, a total of 58 lifts facilitate fun on the slopes for beginners and professionals alike. Experience the exquisite mountain panoramas and enjoy culinary delights at 60 unique mountain restaurants, each offering its own distinctive charm.

We kick off the winter season in late November, and the Fleckalmbahn, Jufen, and Sonnenrast lifts ensure skiing until Easter.

Top 6 reasons for a ski holiday in Kitzbühel

Man and woman enjoy the view while skiing
Group chatting during a break while skiing
Group enjoying a glass of wine at a ski lodge
Woman enjoying the view over Kitzbühel while skiing
Couple takes a 2-seater chairlift to Bichlalm for skiing
Man skiing in front of ski hut
Woman having a glass of wine in the winter sun
Two skiers
Couple enjoying ski day at ski hut

:: 58 hi-tech gondolas and lifts

:: 233 kilometers of downhill skiing, 181 of which are marked and groomed:
   46 blue (94 km), 32 red (67 km), 18 black (20 km).

:: 60+ mountain huts and restaurants

:: Photo points for the best selfies in the region

:: Practice lifts in the valley can be used for FREE

:: Ski buses included for all skiers

To the ski resort KitzSki
Ski offers 2023/2024

The ski area

Dominated by 3 majestic mountain ranges wrapped in a pristine blanket of snow, Kitzbühel boasts flowing terrain, weaving seamlessly between snow-laden forests, sun-kissed landscapes, and traditional mountain villages.

233km of skiing pistes and 58 lifts seamlessly link the charming villages of Reith, Aurach, and Jochberg to Kitzbühel, allowing skiers to glide all the way to Pass Thurn and the border of the neighboring state of Salzburg.

Complementing the pistes are 70km of cross-country trails, endless ski touring options and incredible freeskiing terrain make Kitzbühel a dream destination.

Beginner Areas

We welcome you to the world of skiing.

As iconic as it is authentic, the Kitzbühel ski area is a true playground, perfect for both thrills and learning to ski.

Equipped with many facilities for all winter sports, the Kitzbühel ski area is undoubtedly the ideal place to take your first turns on the slopes. Discover the Beginners' area,

All practice lifts in the valley are free of charge. No matter whether you are a toddler, beginner or newcomer, you do not need a valid ski pass for our Rasmusleiten, Mocking, Ministreif (Kitzbühel), Hausleiten (Jochberg), Pass Thurn, Aschau and Reith practice lifts.


Children's paradise

Experience family-firsts with a skiing holiday in Kitzbühel. The purpose built facilities blend safety and fun providing an engaging learning environment for children.

The Kitz Mini-Streif slope, accessible via A3 Rasmusleiten or A4 Ministreif, is tailor-made for beginners, offering a gentle introduction to skiing. For more adventurous kids, attractions like the mini mouse trap, the chamois, the 'steep slope,' and the Kids-Hausbergkante provide thrilling experiences and skill development opportunities.

Another highlight is Bear Land, featuring life-size hand-carved bears and exciting challenges such as slalom courses and mini gates, perfect for learning fun.

Witness your child's joy as they conquer the slopes and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Snowsports for Pros

Freestyle skiing is much more than a discipline, it represents a state of mind combining creativity, technique and an expressive culture.

Snow Park Hanglalm is the perfect challenge. The experienced Park Shapers perfectly sculpt progressive lines for your development, with 18 kickers, 7 rails, 10 boxes, and 7 jibs helping you dial-in that next trick.

Easily accessible via lift, completely free of charge and build by pros. An unmissable option for amateur athletes and experienced skiers. lt's all about one thing: your own vibe.

Alpine Racing - For racers and coaches offers racing lanes for GS and SL at Resterkogel, Wagstätt, Brunellenfeld, Jufen and Walde. Book an expert coach at ski instructor/trainer.


Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm Races

Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm Races simply belong together. Hahnenkamm Week in January is know as "the 5th season of the year" due to its epic appeal. The best-of-the-best compete on the most spectacular race track in the world. The "Streif" draws the attention of the sporting world, and the winner of the Hahnenkamm Race instantly becomes a legend.

Other snow activities

You name it, we've got it – in Kitzbühel we create endless opportunities to enjoy the mountains. Tobogganing, night skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, skiing on the ice, or even a freezing dip in Schwarzsee – our Winter Classics provide true pleasure for nature lovers and people who are hungry for exercise.

A couple skitouring



A women freeriding in the snow



A group hiking in the mountains

Winter hiking

Most beautiful hiking trails in Kitzbühel region

Familie beim Rodeln


Sledging fun on picturesque natural runs

A couple goes cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

The kitzbühel wintersport Classics

A couple shooting ice stick

Ice stick Shooting

try out the traditional Alpine winter activity

Hahnenkamm gondola at sunrise

All winter activities

Winter paradise in the heart of the Alps

Ski stories

Ski instructor Mona Marko young blonde woman in blue ski suit

Mona Marko On Tour - From Kitzbühel to Jochberg with the ski instructor

A gentleman with glasses sits in a snowmobile and smiles

#LocalHeroes | Slope Manager Hans-Peter – With the recipe for the perfect ski slope

A man smiles at the camera

#LocalHeroes | Cross-country skiing coach Toni - day and night on the trail

A woman with snowshoes walking in the winter landscape

Hiking guide Doris On Tour

Out and about with snowshoes

A group at après-ski

Après ski huts

Refreshments: A small selection of the loveliest ski huts

Mann präpariert Ski

#LOCALHEREOS | Ski service technician Florian

Florian - skiservice with fine tuning

Group photo of ski instructors

Ski instructor job: a look behind the scenes

Get an insight into the diverse activities of the profession

Skifahrer vor Banner Hahnenkammrennen

Hias Leitner: The life of a ski legend

Let yourself be inspired

Two skiers one after the other
Snowy rustic hut on the Hahnenkamm


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Our events

Numerous events take place in Kitzbühel every year. With highlights like the legendary Hahnenkamm Races, the Streif Vertical Up, and the Fireball, the calendar of events offers plenty of opportunities to marvel at great athletes or test your own fitness. We recommend Advent and Easter to all lovers of contemplation – they’re traditional events you have to experience.

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11 x "Worlds Best Ski Resort".

The exceptional infrastructure and wide range of offerings in the Kitzbühel ski area has gained international recognition.

In 2023, Kitzbühel proudly claimed the title of "World's Best Ski Resort" for the 11th time, with its reputation as Austria's top ski destination further solidified. This achievement is attributed to the consistent infrastructure investments by the Kitzbühel lift company, known as "KitzSki", ensuring Kitzbühel remains at the pinnacle of Austria's ski resorts.

We offer 233km of beautiful slopes, excellent snow security, provided by KitzSki's sustainably operated snow-making network, and 58 cable cars and ski lifts. The great freeskiing opportunities are matched only by the world-famous Streif in the “World's Best Ski Resort”.


The Myth of the Streif.

One word, one legend: The Streif. It’s the most demanding descent in the world, where the very best skiers battle for each hundredth of a second in the legendary Hahnenkamm Races in January.

You can conquer The Steif yourself. But be careful, to follow in the footsteps of the world's best downhill skiers, you need some skills!

The key points on the Streif are the Mausefalle (Mouse Trap) a huge 80m jump, the Steilhang (Steep Section) with 62% gradient, and the Hausbergkante (a final off-camber jump) with a 69% gradient, are marked as "extreme" for advanced skiers.

If that's all a bit much and you simply ski for pleasure, there's a family friendly version called Familienstreif. You can have all the fun without the danger of the full-fat version, and still pretend you are a Wold Cup athlete! Beginners can have a go at the Mini-Streif, a skill course at the foot of the Hahnenkamm ski run.

Another highlight of the Kitzbühel ski area is the legendary “Ganslernhang." This is also a race track where the worlds best slalom skiers arc perfect turns competing as part of the World Cup. For the rest of us mere mortals, we simply try to emulate the masters, stay upright and tell our friends the stories later!!


In Kitzbühel skiing is in the blood.

The most legendary sports and recreation town in the Alps has been writing skiing history for over 125 years. The Gamsstadt is characterized by easy accessibility, long winters, guaranteed snow, and numerous top ski events.


Snow fun for the whole family

The sports town offers lots for families and children. Each of the ski schools has its own children's area where young ski stars learn their first turns in a playful environment. The Snow Park on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain offers an entire zone dedicated to children. The funslope with waves, tunnels, and a bridge make skiing an adventure for little ones. The kicker line for advanced skiers and snowboarders is perfect for trying out your new freestyle tricks.

The free practice lifts in the valley are a unique highlight available to all beginners. Ski rental is available across the whole of the Kitzbühel area. Away from the pistes, families have limitless options: with the weekly children's themed hikes, rides on the cable cars, or a visit to the swimming pool in the “Aquarena”. Whether horse carriage rides, tobogganing, or ice skating, a holiday in Kitzbühel is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

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