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Kitzbuehel Ski Area

From 14th October skiing in the heart of the Alps!

The Kitzbühel | Kirchberg ski area is absolutely one of the first non-glacier ski areas to get the winter season under way – on Saturday 14th of October 2017 the Resterkogel / Resterhöhe area is opening for business; on daily base from October 21st. 

Starting from October 26, 2017, you can also take your first turns in the snow with a view of the Gamsstadt at the Hahnenkamm (in the Walde area)!
 

The snow sure Kitzbuehel 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 56 romantic ski huts and lodges: this is the Kitzbuehel ski area. There are 54 cable cars and ski lifts, operated by the Kitzbuehel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbuehel, which is the largest cable car company in Austria. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Kitzbuehel was voted “best ski resort in the world”, by Skiresort.de, 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 Kitzbuehel 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, Kitzbuehel has been the first non glacial ski area in Austria to open for the winter season. 

Freeride Eldorado

In Kitzbuehel, 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 Kitzbuehel!

The stars from the Austrian ski team are repeatedly drawn to Kitzbuehel 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 Kitzbuehel, is used repeatedly by various national teams for training throughout the season.

Fascinating Kitzbuehel 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 Kitzbuehel 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 Kitzbuehel 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 (Kitzbuehel) 
  • Mocking (Kitzbuehel) 
  • Hausleiten (Jochberg) 
  • Pass Thurn
  • Reith
  • Aschau

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