Kitzbühel Ski Holidays

Austria Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Catherine Gray

“Kitzbühel must be one of the most atmospheric resorts in the Alps – a pretty town, great intermediate skiing, quality accommodation and plenty to do off the slopes.”

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 7/10
  • Intermediates: 8/10
  • Advanced: 6/10
  • Families: 8/10
  • Nightlife: 9/10
  • Village Charm: 10/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 7/10
  • Sustainability: N/A

Season: Dec - Mar

Nearest Airport: Salzburg

Flight Time: 1 hr 50 mins

Direct Flight: Yes

Transfer Time: 1 ½ hours

Transport: Private transfer / Resort Shuttle

Elevation: 760 m

Vertical Drop: 1,200 m

Avg Snowfall: 8 m

Ski Area: 160 km

Ski Lifts: 54

Runs: 57

Grade: 15% advanced
46% intermediate
39% beginner

Why Kitzbühel?

Nestled between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the infamous Hahnenkamm, this elegant, historic town with its colourful, medieval buildings and its pedestrianised centre is filled with stylish accommodation, boutique shops, wonderful bars and restaurants and friendly après ski.

Every January the Hahnenkamm men’s downhill race makes Kitzbühel an international name when racers accelerate from 0 to 80km/h in less than 3 seconds down the infamous Streif and over the Mausfaelle directly above the town, finishing with speeds of 120km/h. Every keen and good skier should tackle the world's most difficult downhill at least once in their lifetime - but probably a little slower!

52 lifts including the world’s only three cable lift connect you to 170km of prepared pistes and 32km of off-piste routes which is split over the smaller Kitzbüheler Horn and the larger Hahnenkamm area. The terrain will mainly appeal to beginners and intermediates but advanced skiers will enjoy testing themselves on the Streif and against the clock on the giant slalom on the Hornköpfl. Those seeking more kilometres should consider upgrading to the Kitzbühel Alps All Star Card meaning you can access ten ski areas and 1087km runs!