Review of snowboarding and skiing in Kitzbuhel Austria.
Kitzbuhel Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1893 the Austrian ski resort Kitzbuhel lies at 800 metres altitude in the Tirol / Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2000m Kitzbuhel ski area is not snow sure. Over 500 snow cannons ensure artificial Kitzbuhel snow making covers 84km of ski trails, which equates to around 50 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Kitzbuhel (Austria) is Salzburg at a distance of 80km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Kitzbuhel ski season runs from December to April.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Kitzbuhel Austria
0 runs 0km
21 runs 67km
26 runs 78km
13 runs 13km
Skiing in Kitzbuhel
Skiing Kitzbuhel you'll enjoy 60 pistes and trails and that means approximately 168km of ski runs. Kitzbuhel lifts number 54 with the capacity to uplift 89300 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbuhel is over 7km long.
Kitzbuhel Ski Area
Kitzbuhel ski area has 0% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 35% intermediate, 43% advanced ski slopes and 21% for expert skiers - the most difficult Kitzbuhel piste is the 2km Skiroute Streif Rennstrecke run, with a steepness/slope angle of 45%. You can ski Kitzbuhel after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Kitzbuhel for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Kitzbuhel
If you snowboard Kitzbuhel you'll want to know that, of the 54 ski lifts in total, 14 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Kitzbuhel snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Kitzbuhel snowboard facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 70 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Kitzbuhel for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Kitzbuhel Apres Ski
The apres ski Kitzbuhel scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
40 apres ski bars 60 restaurants 1 bowling 4 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 2 ballooning 1 horse riding 70 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 4 golf 0 fishing 3 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Alpine Zoo, Art Gallery (4), Beauty Farm (6), Bridge, Chess, Curling, Bridge, Casino, Darts, German Lessons, Ice Hockey, Flights, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Spa, Tyrolean Evenings, Veteran Car Rally .
Kitzbuhel for apres ski gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
More Kitzbuhel Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Kitzbuhel resort - ski Kitzbuhel by any other name
The Austrian ski resort of Kitzbuhel ski resort is also known as Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm, Jochberg, Kitzbüheler Horn, Pass Thurn and has the following common misspellings: Bitzbuh, Kitzbhl, Kitzbhuel, Kitzbphl, Kitzbuehel, Kitzbuehl, Kitzbuehl, Kitzbuhel, Kitzbuheul, Kitzbuhl, Kitzbuhuel, Kitzbuiel, Kitzbundel, Skitzbuhel
Kitzbuhel ski area has ski slopes which face N S E W
The direction which the various Kitzbuhel ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Kitzbuhel ski resort has ski slopes facing N S E W.
Kitzbuhel for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Kitzbuhel reviews, 4 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.