Kitzbühel

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Kitzbuhel
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

3.4

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.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Kitzbühel vs
KitzbühelMayrhofen
beginner--
intermediate41 %36 %
advanced45 %51 %
expert14 %13 %
total runs60 54
ski area450ha 148ha
summit elevation2,000m 2,500m
total lifts-57
child lift ticket€27 EUR ($42 AUD) Free
adult lift ticket€55 EUR ($85 AUD) €52 EUR ($80 AUD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall56cm 97cm

Kitzbühel Reviews

Good

3.6 / 5

based on 2 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Average!

3 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
Nice place but expensive and too crowded, with icy conditions. Look for warmer days to ski and also very impressive when they do ski races! Nice town, easy access. Try to avoid the traffic if driving from Munich Germany. It can be a long drive......!... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
KUKen U.
advanced skier
A great place to ski with the family and enjoy the alpine culture. Quaint towns surround the mountains. Make sure to return to the correct one at the end of the day. And, be sure to get some goulash at one of the on-mountain restaurants.... More
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