Kitzbuhel is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world because it is host to the infamous Men’s Downhill Race on the Hahnenkamm which is thought of by many as being the hardest race on the Men's Downhill Circuit. However, this is not the only reason that so many skiers flock to Kitzbuhel year after year. Skiers love it as it has something for everyone. It is great for all levels of skiers andthe village is perfect for those who seek a nice pretty traditional resort yet it is also ideal for those who want a cosmopolitan centre with loads going on and plenty of nightlife.
You won't find many ski resorts out there will medieval walled town centres, but that is exactly what you have on offer in Kitzbuhel. The natural charm and character of the resort is unquestionable yet there is still loads going on. It is a hot pot for après ski and there is loads of nightlife to through into the mix as well.
On top of the charm of the village and the après ski that is on offer there is also the little matter of the actual skiing to talk about. Between Kitzbuhel and the neighbouring resort of Kirchberg there is 170km of piste that you can access which is all covered on the lift pass and is an ideal amount of skiing for beginners and intermediate. However, for any advanced skier who really want to push themselves you can purchase the Kitzbuheler Alps AllStarCard which gives you access to a further 280km of piste in the SkiWelt, which you can ski over too via Westendorf.
If you are still not sure if Kitzbuhel is the right resort for you, or if you have got your heart set on Kitzbuhel but just don't know where to stay, then do not hesitate to call our friendly sales team on 02037780123. We will happily guide you through the booking process or give you any further advice that you might need.
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All of the beginner slopes in Kitzbuhel are free is charge which is a huge bonus for any beginner skiing in and amount your party. Lift tickets can be expensive and given that beginners also have to fork out for ski school and equipment rental any penny that can be saved is normally very appreciated. Another plus point about the beginner skiing in Kitzbuhel is that all of the nursery slopes are easy to access from the village without having to get any massive cable car step get to them.
Intermediate skiers will love the skiing in Kitzbuhel. There is 170km of piste on the normal lift pass with plenty of blue and end runs to keep you easily busy enough for a week. There is great variety of pistes and a whole host of other resorts to explore and stop for lunch in. Kirchberg is the resort next door bit you can also get to Aschau, Jochberg, Pass Thurn and Hollersbach.
Kitzbuhel really comes into its own for advanced skiers if you purchase the Kitzbuhel Alps AllStarCard. There is over 1000km of piste covered in total but the main areas that you will end up skiing will be the 170km of local pistes in and around the Kitzbuhel area as well as the 280km of piste in the SkiWelt that can be skied over to via Westendorf. There is also a abundance of off piste action to be found and you will not doubt also want to test yourself of the famous Men's Downhill course.
Kitzbuhel caters well for snowboarders with two well maintained snowparks on offer as well as a selected special snowboarding area near the Brunellenfeld chair along with 100m half pipe. There is plenty of on piste action as well as off piste (conditions permitting) and there is plenty of après ski and nightlife. Kitzbuhel attracts a good mix of skiers and snowboarders but there are still more skiers to be found due to the draw of the famous Men's downhill run.
If you are looking for off piste skiing in Kitzbuhel then check out the Kitzbuheler Horn side of the resort. They have cat skiing on offer, where a snowcat will take up to 14 skiers or boarders up towards some of the best backcountry skiing and powder bowls that can be found in the area. Other than that you will find plenty of tree lined off piste runs on the Hahnenkamm side and check out Pass Thurn which is the highest part of the Kitzbuhel ski area and thus hold its fresh snow for longer.
The après ski in Kitzbuhel is probably some of the liveliest in the Alps. The party really goes on from the moment you take your skis off to the moment the ski come up the next day. The most famous and probably busiest après ski bar is the Londoner and the Stamperl Bar which is just opposite is very popular as well. There are 3 nightclubs in the main square which are open until the early hours but there are also whole host of other late night haunts as well. The long and short of it is that is you want to ski all day and party all night then Kitzbuhel will definitely cater for your needs!
Non skiers will love the amount of activities that there are on offer in Kitzbuhel. They have all the usual favourites such as curling, ice skating, snow shoeing and tobogganing but they also have a bobsleigh run, hot air ballooning, paragliding and horse ridding. There is also a Aqurena with water-slides, sauna, Turkish bath and message available and you can also do indoor tennis and squash. If you are looking for something a bit different then You might even want to check out the Zoo.
Aside from all of the ski and non ski activities another big draw of Kitzbuhel is the cosmopolitan nature if the resort. There is load of shopping on offer from ski shops all the way to posh boutiques and small little arts and crafts shops. You name it and Kitzbuhel has it, and there is something for nearly everyone!