Scale the mountains in winter

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Kitzbühel’s winter landscape and let the beauty of the surrounding mountains whisk you off your feet. Away from the popular ski pistes, you can experience pure joie de vivre in a stunning natural setting. From leisurely tours through to challenging routes and from prepared pistes to freeriding adventures, Kitzbühel has the perfect routes for all ski tourers. Whatever options you choose, you can look forward to a well-earned reward at the end of your tour: impressive views of the breathtaking mountain scenery around Kitzbühel.

Highlights for ski tourers

The Bichlalm ski touring area

Bichlalm is a paradise for all ski tourers. From the early morning magic, to stunning red-orange sunsets, it offers two easily reachable summits. This terrain is specifically reserved for ski tourers and is a peaceful location with views from the Höhe Tauern National Park all the way to Brixental.

A special groomed ascent and descent is a luxury gateway to many kilometers of flowing freeride terrain. Please note, whilst there are no machines with winches in operation, you are always at your own risk and should use suitable freeride safety equipment.

Sporty tipp: Park at the middle station of the Bichlalm lift and begin your adventure.

Relaxed tip: Begin at the top station of the Bichalm lift to save 40 mins of uphill.

Ski Touring Community - Jochberg

In Jochberg there is a ski touring evening every Friday until 10.00 pm. From the valley station of the Wagstätt gondola, you can walk up the piste to the Wagstättalm and enjoy a friendly drink. The hut is open until 10.00 pm.
Piste, number 60.

Ski touring - Asten to Hahnenkamm

Ski touring until 10pm daily.

Discover the tranquility and challenge of touring up the Asten run (Nr 20) after dusk. Under the stars, you'll find freedom, natural connections, and the feel-good factor of movement.

The slope is reserved especially for tourers with no piste machines in operation, making the experience perfect for small groups of friends seeking togetherness.

On Fridays, the Hahnenkamm gondola remains open until 11:00pm, allowing a leisurely descent and a view of Kitzbühel's glowing lights.

Please pay attention to the information updates and signposted notices about short-term closures due to weather.

Ski tour on the Resterhöhe

Resterhöhe - feel the freedom

Embrace the beauty of winter with an evening ski tour, a dream-like adventure into the mountains.

From Resterhöhe, your journey follows piste 70; in just a few minutes, you leave the lights behind and become deeply connected with nature. Climbing steeply at times, the route is 3.8 km, passing the Moseralm and winding through the treeline before finishing at the Resterhöhe summit.

The route is kept specifically for ski tourers and remains free from piste machines, perfect for couples and friends looking for freedom and safe adventures in the mountains.

Please pay attention to the currently signposted notices or information about short-term closures on-site.

Ski tours with the Kitzbühel mountain guides

Local mountain guides know all the best routes. Their expert knowledge is built up over thousands of hours in the mountains.

Skiing with a professional guide is a chance to explore the mountains like never before. Experience hidden slopes and freeriding terrain while learning how to remain safe in the alpine environment. Whether advanced or a beginner, you'll benefit from their experience and insider tips.

The mountain guides are all state-certified and internationally authorized mountain and ski guides (IVBV, UIAGM, IFMGA), as well as members of the Austrian and International Mountain Guide Association.

Kitzbühel mountain guides

Kitzbühel Tourism recommends

Our top 5 ski tours in Kitzbühel

1

Piste ski tour on the Graisberg

Sporty ascent with a flat start followed by a continuously steeper route. The steepest part is in the middle of the ascent and can be bypassed via the forest path in the forest if there is enough natural snow. In the upper third, the route becomes flatter again and follows a clear route, always staying at the edge of the slope, to the top station of the Gaisberg lift.

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2

Slope ski tour at Stuckkogel

The Stuckkogel belongs to the variant area of the Kitzbühel cable cars and is largely groomed. Therefore, this tour is particularly suitable as an alternative tour in bad weather or high avalanche danger. Nevertheless, the experienced tourer will always find enough space for tracks in the deep snow in the extensive terrain. The tour is especially nice after fresh snowfalls, because then usually only a narrow strip is prepared and you can let off steam without danger.

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3

Ski tour on the Resterkogel

Pleasant ascent with few slope crossings and panoramic final climb to the summit of the Resterkogel. A scenic and not too long tour, with magnificent views of the Salzach valley and the peaks of the Hohe Tauern, and later the ski area and the mountain range of the Kitzbühel Alps.

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4

Slope ski tour to the Bichlalm

Ascent for piste tourers in a pleasant slope. Ideal for leisurely tourers and beginners. The start of the ascent route is directly at the end of the slope opposite the Bichlalm chairlift middle station and runs from here along ski slope 50. Initially, the ascent route follows the slope through open meadow terrain with a magnificent view. After a short stretch in the forest, about half an hour before reaching the Bichlalm, you will again reach open and panoramic terrain. Continuing along the forest path, in sections off the piste, you reach the Bichlalm inn in an enjoyable way.

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5

Ski tour on the Schwarzkogel

Scenically attractive ascent route in the rear Spertental. The Schwarzkogel is an almost safe high winter tour. The first third of the ascent leads along the variant descent towards Pengelstein. Then over beautiful alpine terrain to the summit structure. Only the short northwest slope to the summit ridge is to be walked a little with caution. Despite its low altitude, the summit is a magnificent panoramic peak due to its exposure.

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Safety first in the mountains

Be an ambassador - avoid accidents and conflicts by supporting the following recommendations in addition to the FIS rules of conduct:

  • Observe warnings and local regulations.
  • Obey the closure of a slope or part of a slope. Life-threatening situations can arise when snow groomers are used – especially with cable winches – or when blasting avalanches, etc. For safety reasons, slopes may therefore be closed for the duration of the work.
  • Only ascend at the edge of the piste and one after the other.
  • Only cross the piste in clearly visible places and with sufficient distance from each other.
  • Freshly groomed pistes are only used on the edges. Tracks frozen overnight can severely impair the quality of the slopes.
  • Leave the slopes at the specified time (depending on the location).
  • To make visible. Use a headlamp, reflective clothing, etc. in the dark or when visibility is poor.
  • Use only those slopes that are particularly dedicated to piste tours.
  • Do not take dogs on slopes.
  • Use designated parking spaces and pay any parking fees.
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A couple skitouring

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