Kitzbuhel resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Cheesy skiers resort”



A few trees and some off-piste



A park & a half-pipe



Good variety when covered

Mountain stats

Top lift:2000m
Vertical drop:1200m
Bottom lift:800m

LiftsLift count : 9 x Gondolas   29 x Chairlifts   15 x Drag-lifts   3 magic carpets

168km/690ha of pistes

Total Pistes:60
Longest Piste:7km

The chances are that if you know Austria, you'll know about Kitzbuhel, famed for the Hahnenkamm (a World Cup ski downhill course), and noted for ski-package tour groups.  Kitzbuhel is Austria's Benidorm, due to the hoards of skiers cluttering up the slopes and making fools of themselves in the bars and around town. A shame really, for apart from the fact that it is a low-level resort, which doesn't guarantee snow cover on the bottom runs, it is a cool place to ride. Still, when the snow has dumped, no rider should get bored as there are many slopes of all levels and lots of off piste. 

With the new additions of the high speed 3S gondola linking Pengelstein to Jochberg and another lift linking Pass Thurn and Mittersil there is now a long 'Safari' tour you can take.

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Apartment Kolpinghaus 7 days 354.00 379.00 Details
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Overall in Austria

  • #37 best freeride
  • #30 best freestyle
  • #14 best piste riding