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).

:: Over 60 mountain huts and restaurants

:: Photo points for the best selfie in the region

:: All practice lifts in the valley can be used for FREE

:: Ski buses included for all skiers

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Ski offers 2023/2024

The ski area

Dominated by 3 mountain ranges delicately wrapped in a thick layer of snow, Kitzbühel has a unique gliding terrain that is a dream come true for skiers from all over the world between snow-covered forests, sunny landscapes and immaculate mountain meadows. With 70 km of cross-country ski trails, 233 km of downhill slopes and just as many pristine slopes, Kitzbühel is the ideal ski resort for your winter holiday with family or friends.

Beginner Areas

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. The first turns are free of charge for everyone. 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

The Kitz Mini-Streif ski slope, accessible with A3 Rasmusleiten or A4 Ministreif belongs to the little ones who dare to ski down the hill for the first time, as well as the brave kids who are ready for attractions in the snow. Attractions like the mini mouse trap, the chamois, the Seidlalm pedal organ, the 'steep slope' and the Kids-Hausbergkante await the children. The pony lift then pulls them back up - until it works.

Another attraction is the Bear Land. The course with life-size, hand-carved bears has some challenges in store: a slalom course, dwarf gates as well as obstacles where skill and balance on skis are required.

Snowsports for Pros

Jumping, sliding, riding, gliding, spinning, flying, twirling.... Freestyle skiing is much more than a discipline, it represents a state of mind that combines creativity, daring and technique. Freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the snow park is the perfect challenge for advanced skiers. With its various lines and areas, the snow park leaves nothing to be desired and always has something new in store in the setup. Easily accessible by ski lifts, completely free of charge and absolutely safe, the freestyle area is the unmissable meeting place for amateur athletes and experienced skiers, where the friendly atmosphere is all about one thing: enjoying yourself. Tip: Don't miss the biggest freestyle event on the snow.

Ski like a racer at the RacingCenter - Resterkogel on the racing lines Unit 1 & 2. Reserve the racing course for yourself at race.kitzski.at or train under the guidance of an expert ski instructor/trainer.

Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm Races

Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm Races simply belong together. The 5th season of the year begins in January in Kitzbühel, when the best of the best compete on what is probably the most spectacular race track in the world. Then the Streif becomes the center of attention in the sports world, and the winner of the Hahnenkamm Race becomes a legend.

Other snow activities

Name a sport – in Kitzbühel, we can create an opportunity to enjoy almost any of them on your ski holiday. Whether tobogganing, night skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, or practicing the ice stock sport on the frozen Schwarzsee – our WinterClassics are a true pleasure for nature lovers and people who are hungry for exercise.

A couple skitouring

Skitouring

CONQUERING THE PEAKS IN WINTER

A women freeriding in the snow

Freeriding

OFF-PISTE PIONEERS SINCE 1893

A group hiking in the mountains

Winter hiking

Most beautiful hiking trails in Kitzbühel region

Familie beim Rodeln

Tobogganing

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

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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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The Kitzbühel ski area

Vacation in the world's best skiing area

The excellent infrastructure and diverse offerings in the Kitzbühel ski regions are also recognized internationally: in 2015, Kitzbühel won the title "World's Best Ski Resort."The Gamsstadt has won the award for Austria five times in a row and is currently the “The Best Ski Resort in Austria."The regular infrastructure investments made by Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel (also known as “KitzSki”) contribute to the Gamsstadt topping the list of the best ski resorts in Austria.

With its 145 miles of beautiful slopes, the guaranteed-to-be-snowy Kitzbühel ski area in Tyrol, Austria is undoubtedly one of the most popular resorts in the world. 58 cable cars and ski lifts, great freeride opportunities, and – above all – the world-famous Streif all await ski vacationers in the “best ski area in the world,” inviting you to experience skiing paradise!

The Streif myth

One word, one legend: 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... and you can conquer it in Kitzbühel’s largest ski area in winter as well as summer. But be careful: to follow in the footsteps of the world's best downhill skiers, you must be very experienced. The key points on the Streif, like the Mausefalle, the Steilhang, and the Hausbergkante, are marked as "extreme ski routes." However, people who simply ski for pleasure can have their own fun in the snow: on the Familienstreif, you can fill your lungs with that high-altitude World Cup air under more leisurely conditions, as the route skips the most difficult passages in the ski race. Beginners can have a go at the Mini-Streif, a skill course at the foot of the Hahnenkamm ski run, then take a lift back up and do it all over again. Another highlight of the Kitzbühel ski area is the legendary “Ganslernhang." Eager skiers try to emulate the masters of technique on one of the last classic slalom courses in the World Cup.

Skiing is a tradition in Kitzbühel

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. Start the new 2023 / 2024 ski season in Kitzbühel.

Snow fun for the whole family

The sports city also has a lot to offer for families and children. Each of the ski schools has its own children's area where young ski stars learn their first arcs in a playful environment. The snow park on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain in St. Johann in Tyrol offers pure skiing fun. The Audi quattro Funslope with waves, tunnels, and a bridge makes 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 in Kitzbühel and its vacation villages. Of course, ski rental is available in all Kitzbühel vacation areas. But families will also find a lot to do off-piste: with the weekly children's themed hikes, rides on the cable cars, or a visit to the swimming pool in the “Aquarena,” there’s plenty of variety. Whether carriage rides, tobogganing, or ice skating, a vacation in Kitzbühel is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

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