Pure powder pleasure

Freeriding is the ultimate high for any alpine skier and has a long-standing tradition in Kitzbühel. The town’s first freerider, Franz Reisch, skied down the Kitzbüheler Horn back in 1893. As you would expect, there have been plenty of changes in the world of freeriding since then, but one thing will always be the same: the feeling of absolute freedom as you ride through untouched snow. Ski tourers are also big fans of the open views and easy accessibility that make the mountains around Kitzbühel perfect for powder runs. But don’t forget, safety first!

Away from the groomed slopes, the ski area in Kitzbühel offers boundless freeride fun. The backcountry extends over 200 square kilometers and offers enough space for solitary mountain experiences. Please do not forget the flora and fauna of your chosen route. 

Freeride guides

In order to experience the incomparable freeride pleasure in Kitzbühel, please always pay attention to the daily avalanche warning report as well as the snow report and only ski unsecured terrain if you have the appropriate safety equipment with you. If you do not have the appropriate experience or want to refresh your knowledge of backcountry basics, we recommend our local freeride guides, who will lead you safely through deep snowy terrain in the Kitzbühel mountains.

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Safety course

The Freeride & Sktiouren 1×1 is a training course offered by local mountain and ski guides. The content relates either to applied emergency management in the event of an avalanche (from the emergency call to the successful search) or the correct behavior when freeriding or touring (from planning to choosing the right terrain).

Location: Bichlalm Kitzbühel
Costs: € 10,- per person

Dates 2022/23 to be announced


Safety checkpoints

A variety of avalanche transceiver checkpoints (LVS checkpoints) are available so you can check your equipment is up-to-date before embarking on the perfect off-piste experience.

LSV checkpoints
:: Hahnenkamm – mountain
:: Pengelstein I
:: Alpenhaus restaurant on the Kitzbüheler Horn
:: Hanglalm – mountain
:: Wagstätt – mountain
:: Fleckalm – mountain



You definitely want to experience a breathtaking freeride adventure in the Kitzbühel ski area, where you arrive at the top completely fit and easy? With the ultra-modern snowcat including piggyback cabin for nine people, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel is once again providing a shuttle service to the Bichlalm this year. The snow cat runs from 9:30 am every half hour until 1:00 pm from the top station Bichlalmlift. Registration is possible at the ticket office Horn or at the Bichlalm.

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