Kitz.Live close
Kitz.LiveWeather weather forecast
  • today 22°

    Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.

  • tomorrow 24°

    Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.

Snow- & Slope Report webcams
  • open lifts 9
  • open ski slopes 0
  • Snow
    valley (slope) 0 cm
  • Snow
    mountain 0 cm

Freeriding in Kitzbühel

The connection between Kitzbühel and skiing is legendary. Since 1893 no other ski resort in the Alps has been able to lay claim to such a long and successful history of skiing. Don’t forget, it all started in the deep snow…


On March 15th, 1893, ski pioneer Franz Reisch made the first successful descent from the Kitzbühel Horn, back down to the valley and this became the first alpine ski run in Austria. Don’t forget that piste preparation did not exist back then! In the first issue of the magazine, "The snowshoe", dating back to November 1st, 1893, he described his experiences and thus provides the first alpine ski text, with photographs from the early days of skiing in Kitzbühel provided by Josef Herold.
Some years later, in 1926, the Kitzbühel Ski School was founded and it was under the direction of Karl Koller, between 1950 and 1975 that it became world famous. "The Red Devils", as the instructors became known, always had a talent for skiing and in order to revive the, "January hole", after Christmas and the New Year, the fronds weeks were launched and made the off-piste skiing in Kitzbühel world famous.

Freeriding 2.0

When Freeride professional Axel Naglich is interviewed and is asked about his favourite ski resort, it is not just for patriotic reasons that he talks about Kitzbühel. A born and bred Tyrolean, Axel indeed grew up here and he knows the slopes like the back of his hand, but above all he knows about the superb conditions found on and around the Kitzbühel Horn and the Hahnenkamm. 
Thanks to the North West storage location on the Alpine Ridge, great conditions can be found in Kitzbühel from the end of November, with an average of 8ft, or 2.4m of snow, or in other words, deep powder snow as far as the eye can see! Kitzbühel is particularly privileged during snowfall because there are so many slopes with deep snow that are below the tree line and these slopes can be perfectly negotiated even in less than optimal weather conditions. Wide powder fields, narrow gullies and spectacular cliff drops all lie in wait for all those who love the untracked slopes and the sporting challenge of unprepared routes. 
In Kitzbühel, Freeriders will find countless deep snow runs. The easily accessible backcountry stretches across an area of over 200 km2. With this in mind, Kitzbuehel is positioned as off-piste paradise. 

Have you already booked your personal freeride guide?

Regardless of ability, beginner or expert, backcountry skiers and snowboarders will find the perfect guide in one of our prestigious ski schools in and around Kitzbühel. Extravagant nature experiences, ingenious forms of terrain and hidden, deep snow descents are guaranteed to makes the hearts of Freeriders flutter. Our experienced guides will take you skilfully and safely to pristine slopes and guarantee world class Freeride experiences. Book your private Freeride tutor to ensure a memorable time in the course of your choice! 

Have you already hired the perfect freeride equipment?

Freeride in Kitzbühel

Your room in Kitzbühel