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Rise to the Challenge


This winter, the Austrian National Tourist Office and 15 international bloggers made the spectacular landscape of the Kitzbühel Alps their base for an unforgettable snowy adventure #inAustria.

Amidst the most striking mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps lie the picture perfect regions of Brixental, Hohe Salve, PillerseeTal and St. Johann in Tirol. Based at the adeo ALPIN St. Johann, we sampled the best winter activities, views and hospitality the Kitzbühel Alps have to offer, with the additional task of rising to a personal challenge every day.

Watch a short summary of their incredible days #inAustria (14th - 17th January 2016) in the video below and check out Instagram and Twitter or Visit Austria on Facebook.

Recap of #inAustria winter edition

Meet our bloggers:

Twitter: @traveldudes
Facebook: Traveldudes
Instagram: @traveldudes

Borders of Adventure
Twitter: @BordersofAdv
Facebook: Borders of Adventure
Instagram: @bordersofadventure

Twitter: @travmonkey
Instagram: @travmonkey

Around the Globe
Twitter: @atg_nl
Facebook: Around the Globe
Instagram: @atg_nl
Carnets de traverse
Twitter: @CarnetsTraverse
Facebook: Les carnets de traverse
Instagram: @carnetstraverse
Rapunzel will raus
Twitter: @RapunzelsReisen
Facebook: Rapunzel will raus
Instagram: @rapunzelwillraus

Xiaoguang Zhang 

No solo Turisti
Twitter: @viaggiatori
Facebook: Non solo Turisti

Twitter: @Creativelena
Facebook: Creativelena
Instagram: @creativelena

Facebook: Travellina

Veronika's adventure
Twitter: @veros_adventure
Facebook: Veronika's adventure
Instagram: @veros_adventure

Black Dots White Spots
Twitter: @blackdotsws
Facebook: Black Dots White Spots
Instagram: @blackdotswhitespots

Twitter: @Podrozniczo
Facebook: Podróżniczo

Wonderful Wanderings
Twitter: @wondwand
Facebook: Wonderful Wanderings
Instagram: @wonderfulwanderings


Visit Austria
Twitter: @austria_uk
Facebook: Visit Austria
Instagram: @visitaustria

The itinerary:

For Sports Enthusiasts

Love a physical challenge? These activities are made for thrill-seekers and ski enthusiasts.
  • Day 1: Hiking is not just for summer. Move beyond the flurry on the ski slopes and discover Kirchberg with a challenging snow shoe hike.
  • Day 2: 270km of seemingly endless slopes are waiting to be discovered on a guided ski tour. As of December, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn will be Austria's largest ski region.
  • Day 3: Hit the slopes for another day of skiing, although the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers much more than just skiing. Join in a guided tour of the igloo village before ascending to the summit of the Hohe Salve with views of 70 three thousand metre peaks. The final challenge of the day is the downhill run to Ellmau.

For Explorers

Ready to try something new? Keen to join the ski fun? Explore an Austrian winter with these fun activities.
  • Day 1: The fun begins in Kirchberg with a guided fatbike ride.
  • Day 2: Has it been a while since you last snapped on the skis or are you a hesitant first-timer? A beginners and returners ski lesson in St. Johann in Tirol will get you ready for the slopes. Then glide across the snowy meadows of Westendorf on a segway ride.
  • Day 3: Try your hands at biathlon in Hochfilzen -  keep in mind, a steady hand is needed to hit the bullseye. Round off the experience with a brief tour of the biathlon stadium.

For Pleasure-Seekers

Any animal lovers out there? If you enjoy the quiet beauty of winter, then these activities beyond the ski slopes might just be your cup of tea.
  • Day 1: Delve into the past on a guided tour through the Baroque town of St. Johann in Tirol and enjoy a horse-drawn sled ride.
  • Day 2: Follow the call of the wild to the Husky ranch and dash through the snow on a dog sled ride. Later, take a tour of the Mariastein pilgrimage church.
  • Day 3: Ever heard of llama trekking in Austria? Let these sure-footed animals take you round the Lauchesee in Fieberbrunn.

The day is not enough. That's why the fun continues by night with a final challenge for all. When the stars come out, the floodlit Gaisberg toboggan run in Kirchberg is just starting to heat up. An invigorating ride awaits as you whoosh down the mountain.


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Kitzbühel Alps in Tirol

  • Skiing in the Kitzbühel Alps © Kitzbüheler Alpen / Mirja Geh Skiing in the Kitzbühel Alps © Kitzbüheler Alpen / Mirja Geh
  • Pärchen in Hütte - Kitzbüheler Alpen © Mirja Geh Pärchen in Hütte - Kitzbüheler Alpen © Mirja Geh
  • Langlauf in Kitzbühler Alpen © MirjaGeh_Eye5 Langlauf in Kitzbühler Alpen © MirjaGeh_Eye5
  • Paar auf Winterterasse in Kitzbüheler Alpen © Mirja Geh Paar auf Winterterasse in Kitzbüheler Alpen © Mirja Geh
  • Winteridylle - Kitzbüeheler Alpen © Mirja Geh_Eye5 Winteridylle - Kitzbüeheler Alpen © Mirja Geh_Eye5
  • Ski fun in the Kitzbüheler Alpen © Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski fun in the Kitzbüheler Alpen © Kitzbüheler Alpen

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