Kitzbuhel Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Kitzbuhel ski area
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  Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Salzburg (75 mins) or Innsbruck
Ski Area 160km plus a further 900km
Ski Lifts 54
Ski Runs 57
Longest Run 8km
Resort Height 1000m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3.5 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5


Kitz with the Glitz !!!Kitzbuhel is one of the best known ski resorts in Europe and more so as it features every year on "Ski Sunday" in January, for the famous downhill race.The resort offers significant skiing or boarding and sets a rather hectic and somewhat vibrant standard of après ski. The slopes are excellent and varied and ideal for intermediates. The facilities both on and off the slope are also very good and its nightlife is pretty much as wild as you want it to be, with its many bars and cafes. The town is picture postcard perfect too, with its medieval walls, church spires and painted shop fronts.Ambience is in abundance and its just a pleasure to walk around at any time of the day or night and watch the world go by.....

Add to this, the World’s most famous ski race, the annual Hahnenkamm World Cup Downhill and you have the almost perfect resort. Lesser speedier skiers can take on much of the route of the Hahnenkamm too, as it forms part of the fabulous Kitzbühel Ski Circus.

Kitzbuhel Accommodation

There is a great selection of accommodation on offer in the resort, from bargain rooms in B and B's and catered ski chalets to 5-star deluxe hotels. The resort is also easily accessible, so if you can’t make it for a week, it is also practical for a short break. Kitzbühel is therefore, a great location for a ski or snowboard holiday, for all ability levels.A convenient and slightly quieter alternative to Kitzbuhel is neighbouring Kirchberg, situated 6km away. Although it may not have quite the same glamour, it does offer great quality hotels, convenient access to the fantastic ski area and a good value ski holiday destination.For the real bargain accommodation deals though and even more for Short Ski Breaks in Kitzbuhel, there are options in the outlying areas such pretty village of Mittersill, which is linked by cable car to PassThurn.Here 4 star options are from £350pp, for half board, with some pensions from £250pp inc transfers from Salzburg.Bramberg is another option 10km away which has some outstanding Austrian Ski Accommodation options.

Kitzbuhel is a great resort for intermediates, with dozens of blue and red trails, but there is much to interest more advanced skiers and snowboarders too. There are several areas in which to ski, the largest of which is that accessed by the Hahnenkamm gondola, which rises from close to the town centre.Across town another gondola heads up to the Kitzbüheler Horn, which has some enjoyable slopes and is one of the best areas for beginners. Those looking for a spot of cruising should head towards the wide-open spaces of Pass Thurn.The Ski Welt Pass also allows you to ski up to 900km of pistes around you, with the All Star Pass covering Saalbach and Zell am See/Kaprun.

For advanced skiers there are some steeps and moguls at Ehrenbachgraben, but it is probably worth considering hiring a guide and looking for excitement off-piste. The Hahnenkamm itself is a must and much of it, apart from the most dangerous steeps, is open to the public when the racing isn’t on.
In total, the Kitzbühel Ski Circus covers around 160km of piste, so there is plenty to keep almost everyone busy for a week or more.Plus the Ski area of Westendorf is now extended to meet the Kitzbuhel area at Aschau, with an eight seat gondola from there up to the gampen sector of Westendorf and the new All Star or Salzburg Ski Pass covers over 1000km of pistes.

There are many ways to let your hair down in Kitzbühel, with dozens of bars kicking off before the slopes close and continuing into the early hours. The famous Londoner remains a favourite, but the beer flows.Kitzbuhel is certainly a classy and lively choice with great skiing.Should be firmly on your list of must ski and see resorts!

For ski school options check out  :  www.kitzbueheler-horn.com/horneng/schischulen.htm

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