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Kitzbuhel

Overview

For ski affectionados Kitzbuhel is the most famous name in the racing calender, with the Hahnenkamm downhill (more correctly known as The Streif) a must see weekend in the World cup racing schedule. This is the most challenging of all the races and to ski this downhill requires pretty "Grande Cojones".

Kitzbuhel is a pretty traffic free medieval town with cobbled streets, quaint church and attractive buildings it is definitely one of the prettiest resorts in Austria and a big favourite of Snowfinders. The town has a really lively atmosphere apres ski time and some of the best fun bars in Austria.

With the recent addition of the 3S cross valley gondola the area has been opened up to include the areas of Jochberg and Pass Thurn. With the whole lift system being gradually brought up to date Kitzbuhel is proving increasingly popular for those seeking a more traditional ski resort. The one problem with Kitzbuhel is the village altitude of 760 metres which means in poor snow years the village is sometimes lacking in natural snow.  

For beginners there are free lifts at the nursery slopes of the Hahnenkamm and some good blues to progress onto.

Intermediates will find a range of great terrain and you can even do the World cup downhill if you visit after the event, it is narrow tricky and steep, quite how anyone can do this at 80mph is beyond us!

Experts will find some seriously steep pitches in the Steinbergkogel - Ehrenbachgraben area as well as some great off piste.  

The Kitzbuhel area is well know for its excellent mountain restaurants, these are many and compared to France offer great value for money.




Offslope/apres ski

A great destination for those seeking apres ski fun. Kitzbuhel has a large number of throbbing bars where the party starts early and goes on into the wee small hours. For those wanting a quieter more refined apres ski, they will find plenty of choices with the Kortschak and Praxmair, both  atmospheric cafes serving up some of the best pastries in Austria. The Londoner is a well known apres ski bar and is crowded noisy and fun.

The lift pass gives money off entrance to the Aquarena pools and leisure centre (50% off both) and there is ice hockey, bowling, and excursions into both Salzburg and Innsbruck.

 

Our View

Appealing medieval town with extensive slopes. Excellent fun during the evening with plenty to keep the apres ski crowd amused. Good resort especially during the height of the season when snow conditions are good. Possibly not a resort to consider for very early or late season skiing.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
3
Hotel & Apartments:
25
Pistes:
168 km
Resort height:
760km
Top station:
2000m

Suitability

Experts:
3 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
5 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars

Positives

  • Varied skiing
  • Abundent off slope activities
  • Good resturants on Mountain
  • Pretty atmospheric town
  • Great apres ski

Negatives

  • Unreliable snow on lower pistes
  • Poor nursery area
  • Few pistes for experts

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Chalet Linda

Chalet Linda REF: AIC074

The Chalet Linda really stands out in glitzy Kitzbühel - its orange facade adds a little bit of personality to the town. The hearty breakfasts and hom...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : 28 - 37
Rating : 6 stars
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£514 PP
for 7 days
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Hotel Aurach REF: AI0297

The Hotel Aurach is located in the idyllic village of Aurach. The ski area and cosmopolitan town of Kitzbühel, with bars, shops and leisure facilities...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Bruggerhof REF: SSB0131

The Bruggerhof is atraditional hotel recently refurbished, situated in a peaceful location near the Schwarzsee lake on the edge of Kitzbühel. The lake...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
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Hotel Edelweiss REF: SSB0136

The Hotel Edelweiss enjoys an enviable position close to the slopes,4 minutes' walk to the centre and 3 minutes to the gondola and ski bus stop. S...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
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Hotel Erika REF: SSB0135

The Hotel Erika really does have everything you need for a perfect skiing holiday - which could be why it attracts so many repeat customers. It's ...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Goldener Greif

Hotel Goldener Greif REF: SSB0133

Located between the majestic mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps you will find the 4 * Hotel Goldener Greif directly in the middle of the town centre of K...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Jagerwirt

Hotel Jagerwirt REF: SSB0137

One of Kitzbühel’s leading hotels, the Jägerwirt is run by the Bartenstein family and their friendly, English-speaking staff have a good reputat...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Kaiserhof

Hotel Kaiserhof REF: AI0295

We are delighted to welcome the superior Hotel Kaiserhof into our winter programme. With a superb location next to the famous Hahnenkamm gondola for e...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£1239 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Schloss Lebenberg

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg REF: AI0112

Overlooking Kitzbühel, with wonderful views, the Schloss Lebenberg combines the style of a former aristocratic castle with modern comforts. Proud of i...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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£769 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Schwarzer Adler

Hotel Schwarzer Adler REF: AI0113

Set close to the medieval pedestrianised centre, the superior Schwarzer Adler offers state-of-the-art design and superb leisure facilities including a...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£1059 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Schweizerhof

Hotel Schweizerhof REF: AI0108

Enjoying lovely views of Kitzbühel and the mountains, the Schweizerhof is in a great position opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and just a short stroll ...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£949 PP
for 7 days
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Hotel Tiefenbrunner REF: AI0109

In a prime position on Kitzbühel's picturesque main street, Mrs Brunner and her staff offer high standards of accommodation, excellent leisure fac...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£1029 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Tyrol

Hotel Tyrol REF:

As one of Kitzbühel’s first hotels, it has a rich history and offers a great central location 100m from the main square of Kitzbühel a...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Weisses Rossl

Hotel Weisses Rossl REF: SSB0138

The recently renovated Weisses Rössl is Kitzbühel’s leading luxury 5-star hotel. With special emphasis on cuisine and personal service, it is id...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Kempinski Hotel das Tirol - Jochberg

Kempinski Hotel das Tirol - Jochberg REF: AI0296

This remarkable 5 star luxury hotel provides a unique and luxurious experience close to the medieval town of Kitzbühel which is a 10 minute compliment...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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£1449 PP
for 7 days
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Q Hotel Maria Theresia REF: AI0382

The Maria Theresia is a traditional, family run hotel with a great location in the centre of Kitzbühel. It's only a short walk up to the main Hahn...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£789 PP
for 7 days
Sporthotel Reisch

Sporthotel Reisch REF: SSB0134

One of the best hotels in Kitzbühel, situated in the centre of the village, with an excellent reputation locally, very friendly staff and sumptuous cu...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Suites Am Schloss

Suites Am Schloss REF: SSB0132

The newly builtAm Schlossholds 10 exceptionally comfortable suites. High class, spacious, modern and traditional, all in one package. Entering the Am ...

Resort : Kitzbuhel, Austria
Sleeps : 2 - 5
Rating : 8 stars
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