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Kitzbuehel Ski Area
Best ski resort in the world
The snow sure Kitzbuehel ski area is undoubtedly one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. 53 cable cars and lifts allow the 170 km of prepared slopes and the grandiose Freeride opportunity to be enjoyed to the full. With 155 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
- Freeride Eldorado
- World famous "Streif"
- 155 days snow safety
- Stars from the Austrian Ski team train in Kitzbuehel
- Fascination Kitzbuehel ski history
- Free practice lifts in the Valley
- Kitzbuehel Winterspot
170 km of perfectly groomed slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, 32 km of ski trails, plus 56 romantic ski huts and lodges: this is the Kitzbuehel ski area. There are 53 cable cars and ski lifts, operated by the Kitzbuehel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbuehel, which is the largest cable car company in Austria. In January 2013 and 2014 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.
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!
The Streif is the most famous ski-run in the world. The Hahnenkamm downhill is the slope that every skier wants to tackle.
In Kitzbuehel an average of 155 days of skiing is possible each season (please see graphic below). The Gamsstadt underlines its reputation as a snow sure winter fortress. In recent years, Kitzbuehel has been the first non glacial ski area in Austria to open for the winter season. In winter 2012/13 the number of possible ski days was 182, and that extended from November 1st, 2012 to May 1st, 2013, this was a new record in the 87 year history of the Kitzbuehel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbuehel.
Did you know that the winter temperatures on the Hahnenkamm have not become warmer for more than 45 years? This is confirmed by the official weather data from the Republic of Austria (ZAMG). You can find more information here:
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.
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."
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