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Winter 2021 / 2022
We have reduced our Austria range for this winter, and that includes the accommodation in Kitzbuhel. Whilst we pause the accommodation for this season, we're excited for Winter 2022.
For Winter 2022/2023 there will be much more choice and some exciting new hotel options, so do stay in touch and let us know what you want from the mountains around Kitzbuhel.
Kitzbuhel ski weekends overview
With a pedestrianised, medieval, bustling centre at its heart, Kitzbuhel ski weekends are teeming with charm. Kitzbuhel comes with a reputation as the most beautiful ski town in Europe and a place where the accommodation is every bit as important as the ski area. You may need a healthy ski break budget to afford Kitzbuhel's impressive mountain heritage; but whether you're after charming mountain restaurants, dancing on tables, or relaxing in the spa - you won't be disappointed here.
The last weekend in January is when the ski World Cup comes to the resort for the hair-raising Hahnenkamm downhill race and the town turns into a crazy carnival. But, bar this one run (85 degrees in parts), Kitzbuhel is firmly an intermediate resort. Fantastically groomed pistes where the lower slopes are dense with trees and the potential for covering huge distances is enormous.
The resort lies at an altitude of 760m, which is low for a modern resort. The lower slopes are susceptible to thawing in the early and later stages of the season. So, to ensure top-to-bottom snow, the best time to visit is definitely mid-winter.
Skiing in Kitzbuhel
The Hahnenkamm, properly named the Streif is a major b-line for any experienced skiers but it's the rest of the resort that most come to Kitzbuhel to experience. The lift system is super quick and queues are diminishing by the season.
Beginner slopes are lower down and then progress onto the quieter Kitzbuheler Horn away from the busy areas to give you time to think rather than worry about the people around you.
Intermediate runs cover the entire mountain. Head to the back of the ski area crossing the 3S gondola for some of the best pistes around and well away from the crowds. Food wise you are spoilt with over 50 mountain huts to choose from, spectacular lunches and often cheaper than eating in town.
For advanced skiers, there's still plenty to explore, black 55 is a wonderful run tucked away at the end of the ski area. But to get the most out of the extensive off piste routes; hire a guide for the day and go hunting for the powder stashes. Roam through the hidden valleys and discover small mountain villages throughout the 56,800 acres of terrain.
Après ski in Kitzbuhel
Starting up on the mountain on the slopes of the Hahnenkamm the après kicks off on the sunset runs. The Streifalm is always lively and full of traditional dance. Down in town, there's a huge amount of choice from clubs to live music, salsa bars, themed events and chic Ibiza style parties. Of course, there's an Irish pub but one of the most popular spots to get up on the table and dance is the Londoner.
There's plenty of quieter options around as well. The streets are lined with designer boutiques and studded with quaint cafés and rustic wine cellars. Alternately the Aquarena Leisure Complex offers pools with waterfalls as well as plenty of spa treatments or the Mercedes-Benz Sports Park will have you skating, climbing and curling your way through the evenings.
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Accommodation in Kitzbuhel
Kitzbuhel has a reputation for a wonderful range of skiing and we have a wonderful range of accommodation to match. Spread throughout the village, there's accommodation in the centre as well as in the quieter outskirts. These range from family run hotels to boutique designer resorts - speak to our ski specialists if you fancy some recommendations for your tastes.
The resortResort height - 760m
Highest point - 2,000m
Ski area179km of piste
36km non-pisted ski routes
SlopesBlue runs 56 %
Red runs 34%
Black runs 10%
Lifts - 54
Season length - October to May
We sell - December - April
Resort ratingsBeginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 2/5
Mountain restaurants - 4/5
Families - 1/5
Fast lifts - 5/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 4/5
Non-ski - 5/5
ActivitiesCross-country skiing day/night | Swimming pool | tubing | spa | sports park | curling | ice hockey | ice skating | climbing wall | night skiing | tobogganing day/night | snowshoeing day/night | ski touring
Transfer timeInnsbruck - 1hr 30 mins
Salzberg - 1hr 30 mins
Munich - 1hr 30 mins
Lift pass3 day lift pass from £145
6 day lift pass from £255
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