• Winter in Kitzbühel
      Legendary Kitzbühel in Tirol

      Winter Love is... a fairytale in Austria's Best Ski Resort

    Skiing area Kitzbühel / Kitzbühel

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    Feel the Winter Love - Where Alpine Skiing Was Born

    The skiing season in Kitzbühel is long, from End-October to Mid-April. No wonder, then, that it is one of the birthplaces of Alpine skiing, home to the first high Alpine ski run since 1893. Today, ski enthusiasts can follow in the professionals' tracks by taking the Streif, one of the steepest runs in the world.

    Why We Love Kitzbühel in Tirol

    • Kitzbühel has been repeatedly voted Best Ski Resort in Austria
    • Home to the legendary Hahnenkamm races, where the world's best athletes compete every year
    • From mountain hut to award-winning restaurant, the cuisine is world-class
    • Laid-back shopping in the historic town centre
    • Easy to reach by car and public transport

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    Winter Activities in Kitzbühel We Love

    •                     Winter hiking at the Hahnenkamm / Kitzbühel

      Panorama Winter Hike

      Take an easy winter hike around the world-famous Hahnenkamm, with a stop at one of the region's cosy huts.
      Can you smell the winter air?
    •                     Nightskiing in Kitzbühel - a definite MUST!

      Night skiing on the Gaisberg

      Every Thursday and Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm you can enjoy a freshly prepared ski slope under a starry sky at the Gaisberg.
      Floodlights on
    •                     City of Kitzbühel

      Shopping in Kitzbühel

      Find urban flair combined with typical Tyrolean hospitality and unique shopping opportunities in Kitzbühels 750-year-old town centre.
      Fashion, design and more
    •                     Kitzbühel christmas market

      Christmas Markets

      Be enchanted by the Christmas markets in Kitzbühel's old town and its surrounding villages - a winter fairytale waiting to be explored!
      Christmas like in former times

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    • How to Get There

      By plane:
      The closest airports are Innsbruck (95 km, 80 min), Salzburg (80 km, 75 min), and Munich, Germany (125 km, 120 min).

      By train:

      Kitzbühel is easily accessible from all major cities including Vienna (1 stopover in Wörgl, travel time 5 h) and Innsbruck (direct, 1 - 1.5 h).

      By car:

      Coming from the north, take A8 motorway towards Salzburg, then the A93 motorway towards Kufstein at the “Inntal-Dreieck” interchange to the “Kufstein Süd” exit. Take the Loferer Bundesstraße (B178) towards St. Johann in Tirol and the Pass Thurn Bundesstraße (B161) to Kitzbühel. Find more information here.

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    • Facts & Figures

      1 ski area

      233 km of slopes

      200 days of skiing a year

      57 lifts

      11 ski schools

      70 km of cross-country trails

      3 toboggan runs

      60 mountain huts and restaurants

    Winter Love Off the Piste

    Huts You'll Love: Step Inside...

    • Bichlalm, Kitzbüheler Horn / Kitzbühel
    • Kitzbühel ski area Hahnenkamm / Kitzbühel
    • Culinary delights at the Hornköpflhütte / Kitzbühel

    ...and Try Our Favourite Winter Dish:

    Kaspressknödel Gasthof Kammerkör, PillerseeTal / Waidring

    A classic from the restaurant s'Pfandl in Reith bei Kitzbühel

    "Kaspressknödel" Cheese Dumplings

    Ingredients (serves 4): 250 g bread cubes | 2 eggs | 250 ml milk | 100 g Graukäse cheese, diced | 100 g mountain cheese, diced |
    1 small onion, diced | 1 clove of garlic, chopped | Oil and butter for frying | Salt, pepper, parsley and marjoram, chopped | 1 medium potato, cooked

    How to make them:

    • Put the bread cubes in a bowl. Sauté the finely diced onions in a pan with butter, add the milk, and heat gently.
    • Peel the cooked potato and mash it with a fork. Pour the warm milk and onion mixture over the bread cubes, add the rest of the ingredients (eggs, cheese mixture, garlic, herbs, mashed potato), stir well, and season with salt and pepper. Leave the mixture to sit briefly.
    • Moisten your hands a little and form small, round, flattened dumplings. Fry these on both sides in a pan with a bit of oil until light brown. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes and then serve.
    • Great served with Austrian coleslaw and a sour cream dip. Find the region's best restaurants here

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