Kitzbühel has charm and has never forgotten its roots. The secret capital of Tyrol and Pearl of the Alps fascinates more and more international guests each year through its never-ending kaleidoscope of possibilities. 60 lifts and ultramodern snow-making equipment perfectly link all the ski-runs on the surrounding mountain ranges. 350 ski-instructors of 6 skischools teach guests from some 40 nations the joys of snow sports.
Sometimes the name of a resort is enough to conjure up images of Alpine magic. Kitzbuhel is one such name, where a charming town is steeped in history is set against the backdrop of glittering slopes of carefully groomed snow or whole mountains of off piste areas. The mighty Hahnenkamm Downhill race has helped to make Kitzbuhel one of the big names in skiing but it is a resrt that caters for everyone, not just experts.
The scenery is breathtaking. Where else would you find world-class skiing based on a medieval walled town? Fashionable, lively and colourful, the cobbled streets ! are full of atmosphere, an exciting blend of chicness and tradition.
- 1 Location
- 2 Pros
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- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
- 8 Other
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Kitzbühel is located in the Austrian Tyrol, 120 km (74 miles) from Munich, Germany. The nearest international airports are Munich and Salzburg, Austria. Transfer time from Munich is about 2 hours. The Kitzbühel area includes the resorts of Kirchberg, Aurach, Jochberg and Pass Thurn, all of which are interconnected by lifts and/or bus and train service.
Phone: 43 5356 62155
Postal: Hinterstadt 18 P.O. Box 164 Kitzbuehel, Tyrol 6370 Austria
Fly to Salzburg and then get the train to Kitzbuhel. The train originates in Vienna so the other alternative is to pick the train up from their. This is Austria - everything works & is well organised.
All types - from 4/5 star hotels down to family run pensions. Pension Hummer-cheap, to Schloss Munichau-expensive.
A fantastic old town not generally cheap, but there is some budget accomodation. If possible stay in the old castle just out of town and play up at the casino.
Kitzbuhel is also the perfect winter holiday for non skiers. Apart from the up market shops, there are many cleared walks, 2 skating rinks, curling rinks, indoor tennis and an Aquarena with two swimming pools, and if you have any money left there's always the casino.
42 on mountain restaurants (serving real food, not that instant muck you experience in US resorts).
Bars & Entertainment
Endless apres ski entertainment in Kitzbuhel bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casino etc. Londoner Pub, Sepi's Pub, Casino (you'll need a tie!)
Out of Bounds
Parks & Pipes