When you think about skiing holidays in Austria, Kitzbuhel has to be a top preference. The town sits 62 miles east of the city Innsbruck and is a trendy winter sports area and one of Austria's largest ski areas. It's also famous for hosting the Men's Downhill Race at the Hahnenkamm. Kitzbuhel has something for everyone to do and is perfect for a skiing holiday.
Key information for a Ski Holiday in Kitzbuhel
Skiing in Kitzbuhel is ideal for holidays. It boasts perfectly prepared pistes, over 100 miles of downhill slopes, and a lift system meant for every skiing fan. The lift system includes 57 ski lifts that offer fun rides on the slopes for all levels of skis. The 3S-Bahn connects the Pengelstein and Wurzhohe peaks enabling vacationers to move from Kirchberg to Hollersbach. Kithubel also features 20 miles of free ride ski trails.
Kitzbuhel features blue trails where vacationers can learn and practice skiing. Most vacationers start skiing at the Kinderland nursery region, next to the valley station of the Hahnenkammban. First-time skiers can make use of the practice lifts found at Aschau, Rasmusleiten, Pulverturm, Mocking, and Pass Thurn. The marked blue trails in Kitzbuhel are also suitable for intermediate skiing.
2. Advanced skiing
Advanced skiers can enjoy skiing at the "Streif." It is a legendary hill that has a reputation among professional skiers. The racecourse takes place in an ungroomed ski route in Kitzbuhel. There's also a ski circuit called "Kitz ski line," which allows its visors to see Kitzbuhel. A ride on it from Kitzbuhel to Resterhohe will take you through 7 areas and covers 20 miles. "Kitzski extended" is the longest run in Kitzbuhel and leads from Steinbergkogel to Kirchberg.
Kitzbuhel has groomed runs not just for advanced skiing but also freeriding. It features 13 marked routes off-piste across the whole skiing area. The Steinbergkodel and Zweitausender routes are reachable from the lifts, while Horn is great for freeriding. Kitzbuhel Horn has plenty of snow, making it perfect for powder drops and tree runs along the ski routes.
4. Terrain parks
The terrain parks here also offer an excellent destination for freestyle fans. The parks include the Hanglalm and Horn. Horn has fewer range boxes, runs, and jumps than Hanglalm. The park is well maintained, and it offers freestyle skiing courses perfect for learning freestyle skiing. Hanglalm has a varied terrain park split into areas for beginners and advanced freestyle riders. It also hosts a kids' area dotted with short jumps and rainbow boxes. The central park features rails and jumps perfect for freestyle riding.