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Kitzbühel Ski Area

The Kitzbuhel | Kirchberg ski area opened for the winter on the 14th of October.

The first tracks in the snow have already been made. On the 14th of October the winter started, with skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes on the Resterhöhe. This made Kitzbühel the first non-glacial ski resort to start winter service.

Since the 26th of October, 2017, you can also take your first turns in the snow with a view of the Gamsstadt at the Hahnenkamm 


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The snow sure Kitzbühel ski area is undoubtedly one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. 54 cable cars and lifts allow the 179 km of prepared slopes and the grandiose Freeride opportunity to be enjoyed to the full. With almost 200 days of snow security and in particular, the world-famous, "Streif", welcome to the “best ski resort in the world”! 

Best Ski Resort in the World

179 km of perfectly groomed slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, 36 km of ski trails, plus 60 romantic ski huts and lodges: this is the Kitzbühel ski area. There are 54 cable cars and ski lifts, operated by the Kitzbühel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, which is the largest cable car company in Austria. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Kitzbühel was voted “best ski resort in the world”, by, the world's largest test portal for ski resorts. The ski area has been extensively tested across 18 categories.

Especially Family-Friendly

There are also plenty of highlights for the little ski stars. Discover the newly built Bärenland in Jochberg or take the Familienstreif family run down into the valley.

Almost 200 Days Snow Safety

In Kitzbühel an average of 200 days of skiing is possible each season. The Gamsstadt underlines its reputation as a snow sure winter fortress. The innovative idea for Schneedepots ensures Kitzbühel an early season start. Overall, KitzSki is building several snow pots. In recent years, Kitzbühel has been the first non glacial ski area in Austria to open for the winter season. 

Freeride Eldorado

In Kitzbühel, Freeriders will find an almost endless ski area. The easily accessible backcountry extends over the provinces of Tyrol and Salzburg and for decades has been a tip for deep snow and has many firm friends. Please respect the forest and wildlife sanctuaries!

World Famous „Streif“

The Streif is the most famous ski-run in the world. The Hahnenkamm downhill is the slope that every skier wants to tackle. 

Stars from the Austrian Ski Team Train in Kitzbühel!

The stars from the Austrian ski team are repeatedly drawn to Kitzbühel in order to hone their skills in training camps held on its slopes. Particularly popular at the beginning of the season is the snow sure Resterkogel in Pass Thurn. This is where the Austrians always go in October, setting up the gates for slalom training. The Ganslernhang, in Kitzbühel, is used repeatedly by various national teams for training throughout the season.

Fascinating Kitzbühel Ski History

No other ski resort in the Alps can boast such a long and successful skiing tradition. Ski pioneer Franz Reisch, Ski superstar Toni Sailer and the legendary Karl Koller have shaped the development of skiing in Kitzbühel since 1892. You can read more about this in our chapter, “Kitzbuehel skiing history."

Free Practice Lifts in the Valley

Did you know that in Kitzbühel the use of all the practice lifts in the valley is free? This is a wonderful opportunity for families, beginners and those who have not skied for a while.

The following practice lifts looking forward to serving you:

  • Rasmusleiten (Kitzbühel) 
  • Mocking (Kitzbühel) 
  • Hausleiten (Jochberg) 
  • Pass Thurn
  • Reith
  • Aschau

Kitzbühel - Winterspot

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