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Kitzbühel in Tirol

Skiing in the tracks of greatness
Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger

Written by Leslie Woit

The stuff of legends

Next stop, Kitzbühel. Welcome to the charming, historical and always deeply stylish Tirolean town where the pistes roll gently and tradition rocks into the night. This prettily painted walled medieval town is rightly proud of its rich Alpine heritage: they’ve been on skis here for more than 120 years.

Kitzbühel’s internationally famous ski area offers 54 cable cars and lifts that criss-cross some 179km of beautifully groomed slopes, as well as extensive off-piste terrain. Its world famous Hahnenkamm ski race, a revered event in the World Cup ski racing firmament of speed and glory, has been wowing the world since 1931. Quite simply, Kitzbühel is the stuff of legends.
City of Kitzbühel © Michael Werlberger City of Kitzbühel © Michael Werlberger

Truly Tirol

This atmospheric Tirolean town brims with chic shopping, fun nightlife and award-winning restaurants. And while it attracts its share of fur coats and Fendi, all ages and all types come for the skiing. Weave your way across 179km of slopes that connect the villages of Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, Aschau, Aurach, Jochberg and Pass Thurn. Served by swift and modern lifts (six of which are free for beginners), pretty peaks and fragrant pine forests rise to 2,000m above sea level. Indeed Kitzbühel’s terrain is comprised largely of rolling pastures and grassy hills, making a mere 50cm of fresh snow enough to ensure good slope conditions. Off-piste skiers and boarders also appreciate the relatively low level of Alpine hazards within 36km of marked itineraries.

The white stuff comes in many forms. Nothing says Tirol like a mountain hut serving up schnapps, smiles and Austrian beer. With more than 50 romantic huts to choose from, traditional specialties and sophisticated dishes are served up at every turn: homemade cheese, sausages, dumplings, goulash, or perhaps a pan of warm Kaiserschmarrn, the sweet egg omelette topped with red berries first made for Emperor Franz Josef… A panful of that is worth walking uphill for.
Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger

Legendary cool

Nothing builds an appetite like a day in the Kitzbühel region. In addition to skiing and boarding, winter walking is extremely popular and available to all. Explore splendid Tirolean Alpine scenery on a free guided winter hike from Monday to Friday. An extensive 500km of cross-country skiing routes track the wide romantic valley floor from the magnificent Wilder Kaiser mountain range to the Brixen Valley and up to Pass Thurn (and a high-altitude course with guaranteed snow).

From the slick Sportpark Kitzbühel with climbing walls and curling rinks, to ice hockey, tobogganing, and the rollicking Londoner Pub, Kitzbühel blends new and old with traditional hospitality – and legendary cool.

For more information visit www.kitzbuehel.com

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  • Kitzbühel cable car © Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel / Bernhard Spoettl Kitzbühel cable car © Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel / Bernhard Spoettl
  • Freeriden in Kitzbühel © TVB Kitzbühel / Michael Werlberger Freeriden in Kitzbühel © TVB Kitzbühel / Michael Werlberger
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  • City of Kitzbühel © Michael Werlberger City of Kitzbühel © Michael Werlberger
  • Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger Skiing in Kitzbühel, Tirol © Michael Werlberger
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Kitzbühel in Tirol: Ski in the tracks of greatness

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