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Skiing in Kitzbühel

230 kilometres of skiing pleasure in the Tirolean Alps

Skiing is traditional in Kitzbühel. As it has been for over 125 years. The Kitzbühel ski area is extensive, stretching across the states of Tirol and Salzburg as well as seven municipalities. Skiers can choose between 57 cable cars or chairlifts to take them up to the snow-covered mountains 2,000 metres above sea level. Awaiting them are a total of 230 kilometres of slopes covering all levels of difficulty – from easy and moderate slopes right through to difficult, more challenging pistes. In Kitzbühel, it is possible to ski for a whole day without having to use the same lift twice.

Skiing fun for the whole family

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Kitzbühel ski area is diverse and offers perfectly groomed ski slopes for every ability. The free practice lifts in the valley, where children or those getting back into skiing can enjoy a first skiing experience, are a great service for everyone. More experienced skiers can easily use the cable cars to make their way up the mountain, where they can also find a wide range of easy slopes in an extensive ski area.

Every ski school also has its own Kinderland kids area, where the next generation of skiing stars can try their hands (and legs) at a few turns. The Snowpark at the Kitzbüheler Horn is pure ski-based fun. The Audi Quattro Funslope with its waves, tunnels and bridge makes skiing an adventure for the little ones. The kicker line for advanced skiers and snowboarders is perfect for trying out your freestyle tricks.

A World Cup atmosphere on the “Streif”

A name. A legend. Streif! The most spectacular downhill run in the world is an enticing prospect in summer and winter alike – and one that demands a high level of experience. Key sections of the Streif racing piste, such as the Mausefalle, Steilhang and Hausbergkante, are classified as “extremely difficult ski runs”. Less expert skiers hoping to experience this World Cup venue should head for the family Streif ski route, which bypasses the toughest sections, while beginners can tackle the “Mini Streif” agility course. One of the last remaining classic World Cup slalom courses, the thrilling Ganslernhang slope, also offers skiers the chance to emulate their idols.

Freeriding in Kitzbühel

As pastures cover the slopes up to the peaks, a mere 50 centimetres of snow is all that’s needed for powder snow perfection. You can of course tackle all the peaks yourself. Ski tourers love the great overview and easy accessibility of the Kitzbühel Alps. The backcountry covers more than 200 square kilometres, offering plenty of space for solitary mountain experiences. Off the beaten ‘Streif’ track, untouched powder snow and glorious nature await.

200 days of skiing pleasure

On selected slopes at Pass Thurn and the Hahnenkamm, the new ski season has been getting underway in mid-October for years now. This makes Kitzbühel the first non-glacier ski area to open for winter. As well as amateur skiers, various sports teams make use of this opportunity to practice. In the winter months, a relatively small amount of snow on the grass-covered mountains of Kitzbühel is all it takes to create the perfect slope conditions on the soft ground. Thanks to state-of-the-art artificial snow technology and a favourable location, the ski season in Kitzbühel lasts until early May.

World-famous ski schools

Do you or your children want to learn to ski or improve your technique? Kitzbühel is known for top-level experience and training. Certified ski instructors teach beginners the ropes in individual or group lessons. Advanced skiers can benefit from qualified sports instructors who help them to efficiently improve their skiing technique efficiently.

The local ski schools offer special courses and supervision for children too. All skis schools have their own Kinderland” kids area, where children can have lots of fun carve their first turns in the snow. All skiing equipment can be hired from one of the many specialist sports shops.

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