Kitzbühel, also spelt Kitzbüehel, is Austria’s most historic and celebrated alpine resort, the oldest – since alpine skiing began here in 1893 thanks to the bold Austrian Franz Reisch, who climbed to the summit of the Kitzbüheler Horn and skied it. Kitzbühel is also the first Alps ski resort with a cable car and five-star hotel in the 1920’s. The most famous Kitzbühel claim is hosting the biggest ski race in the world, the Hahnenkamm Downhill every January since 1931. Finally, Kitzbuhel is a small authentic Alps village, dating back to silver mining in the 16th century. The medieval and Tyrolean chalet architecture blends beautifully in this world-famous ski village of 8,000 locals. Aside from the fascinating alpine history is the view, the Kitzbüheler Alps in Northwest Austria dominated by three major peaks, the Kitzbüheler Horn, Hahnenkamm Mountain and Wilder Kaiser – the wild king.
|intermediate||41 %||36 %|
|advanced||45 %||51 %|
|expert||14 %||13 %|
|child lift ticket||€27 EUR ($44 AUD)||Free|
|adult lift ticket||€55 EUR ($89 AUD)||€52 EUR ($84 AUD)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||56cm||97cm|