Ski Holidays Kitzbuhel
Ski holidays Kitzbuhel

Ski Holidays in Kitzbuhel

The skiing in Kitzbuhel is both varied and extensive; add this to the attractive medieval town centre, and you have a resort that has long been a popular destination with skiers from around the world. Kitzbuhels’ most famous run, the Hahnenkamm is a regular on ‘Ski Sunday’ and is regarded as one of the top ski race events of the season. On race weekend, the atmosphere in Kitzbuhel is remarkable and it can be difficult to secure rooms unless you book ahead.

The skiing in the local area has 170km of pistes and takes in other resorts such as, Kirchberg, Jochberg and Mittersill. The skiing is suitable for all levels, especially intermediate skiers who will love it here. The ski range is between 760m to 2000m, and the whole area is covered by the full area AllStar Pass which offers up over 1080km of pistes. This is best done with the use of a car. More locally the Ski Welt pass includes 279km of pistes.

We offer a good selection of hotels ranging from the simple to luxury 5* hotels. These are offered as both an ATOL bonded package or we can offer just the accommodation, please call us for more details.

Buy 1 get 1 free on ski rental with our rental partners Skiset, when you book a holiday at this resort with Ski Line. Exclusions and conditions apply.
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding
  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro

Why Ski in Kitzbuhel?

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race which attracts ski racers from around the world, but it’s also famous for being a great ski holiday destination too.

One of Austria’s best known ski towns, Kitzbuhel is located in the Skiwelt area with local skiing from Hollersback round to Kirchberg with Kitzbuhel located in the very centre of the ski area.

The skiing covers 170 km of piste with a ski range of between 800m to 2000m with 55 lifts. Now don’t let the height of this resort put you off coming here, the snow is reliable as most of the slopes are North or North West facing and the resort has made huge investments in snow making which covers 59% of the slopes, The Ski Line team have skied here in late April both on and off piste!

Ski Line offer a good range of hotels, many having been in the same family ownership for generations and pride themselves in the service levels offered. These hotels are in all grades from carefully selected pension type hotels that are often quite simple in style but well located; right up to swanky 5* hotels with glorious spas.

The centre of the resort is largely car free within the walls of the old town and the bus service which links to the many lifts stations is frequent and reliable. The attractive old town has cobbled streets and a lovely atmosphere with horse drawn sleighs, shops, bars and restaurants.

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Kitzbuhel Piste Map
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Pistes

  • Km of Piste
    170km
  • Black
    13
  • Red
    25
  • Blue
    21

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    860m
  • Highest Piste
    1995m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Kitzbuhel

Complete beginners have two nursery slopes to choose from, one at the foot of the Hahnenkamm and the other at the Horn which is better for younger children as it catches the sun. Once you have mastered the basics progression on to long cruising blues is possible.

Intermediates skiing in Kitzbuhel

There is plenty to keep Intermediates happy all week, many want to try the main ski race run, the Hannenkamm that drops 1000m and in places is steep. All areas of the ski area are ideal for skiers and snowboarders of an intermediate level.

Advanced skiing in Kitzbuhel

Many of the slopes around Kitzbuhel offer off piste skiing next to the pistes and further a field is even better but only with a guide. Some of the reds are long and challenging. The best black runs are around Steinbergkogel with Direttissima which is seriously steep. Other black runs all over the ski area make Kitzbuhel and ideal choice for advanced skiers.

Après ski in Kitzbuhel

The night life in Kitzbuhel is one of its key selling points with lots of music bars attracting a party crowd to quieter bars playing jazz or soft music. When the lifts start to close things hot up with many slope side bars opening their doors to skiers dancing in their ski boots to DJ’s or live bands. Several night clubs in town stay open until late.

Activities off the slopes in Kitzbuhel

The lift pass allows access to the impressive Aquarena and leisure centre which is great for families. The sports Park offers ice skating with ice hockey matches and bowling. If you like to have a flutter, head for the Casino. It’s possible to reach Salzburg quickly via the train station in the centre of town which is recommended for sightseeing on bad weather days.

Accommodation in Kitzbuhel

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