Skiing In Kitzbuhel: Essential Guide To The Kitzbühel Ski Resort Including Ski Map, Hotels, Bars, Restaurant, Nightlife And Facilities
Want to go skiing in Kitzbuhel? Here's some information to make planning your trip that much easier.
When you think about skiing in Austria, there's a good chance that your mind will drift towards Kitzbühel. And with good reason. Located in Tyrol, the medieval town is about 62 miles east of the state capital Innsbruck and is one of the world's most famous winter sports locations.
Kitzbühel is one of Austria's largest ski regions. Combining with the pistes and lifts offered by nearby Kirchberg and Jochberg (via the Thurn Pass), the town has access to an astonishing 170 kilometres of slopes.
There are over 10,000 hotel and guest beds in the area, and the accommodation here offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for the refinement of a luxury ski resort or trying to go skiing on a budget, Kitzbühel is where it's at for people wanting to go skiing or snowboarding in Austria.
Finding Your Way Around Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel Ski Information
- Altitude - 800m to 2,000m
- Pistes - 170km
- Blue - 22
- Red - 25
- Black - 13
- Ski Lifts - 10 gondolas, 26 chair lifts, 17 drag lifts
- Cross Country Skiing - 96km
Kitzbühel Equipment Hire
The Intersport shops offer you daily equipment maintenance, for free. They also offer a 6+1 policy on hire charges, meaning that you can ski for seven days but only have to pay for six. Their rental shops offer a test and buy policy, where you can rent first and buy later. Families will be pleased to discover that children up to the age of 10 rent free of charge, and that there's a 50% discount for youths up to the age of 14.
Places To Stay In Kitzbühel
Telephone: 00 43 720 881742
Address: Marchfeldgasse 2, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria
For more information, visit the Hotel Edelweiss website.
A-ROSA Resort Kitzbuhel
Telephone: +43 5356 65660
Address: Ried Kaps 7, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
For more information, visit the A-ROSA Resort website.
Telephone: +43 5356 62876
Address: Passthurnstrasse 2, Kitzbuhel 6371, Austria
For more information, visit the Aurach Hotel website.
Austria Trend Hotel Schloss Lebenberg
Telephone: 00 43 5356 6901819
Address: Lebenbergstrasse 17, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria
For more information, visit the Schloss Lebenberg website.
Telephone: +43 5356 62735
Address: Hahnenkammstrasse 4, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria
For more information, visit the Hotel Schweizerhof website.
Places To Eat, Drink, And Party In Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel doesn't just offer its visitors excellent ski facilities, it's also an awesome destination for après skiing (much like Austria in general). If you're looking to get drunk, eat great food, and have a good time in Kitzbuhel, here are some of the places that need to be on your radar - albeit for different reasons.
The Londoner is the ski town's number one British pub. Established in 1976, it offers party-goers live music and DJ sets throughout the season.
Highways Music Bar
The Highways Music Bar is centrally located, near the main pedestrian street, and holds a variety of themed events throughout the season - including Ibiza evenings, and salsa parties.
Club Take Five
Club Take Five isn't the cheapest option when it comes to the town's night life, but that doesn't stop it from being a seriously cool place to hang out. It's been running for about 20 years, has three bars, one big VIP area, a varied selection of cocktails and resident DJs.
No respectable town is complete without a first-rate Irish bar. Fortunately, for its thousands of annual visitors, Kitzbuhel is no exception. O'Flannigans is a place that offers everything you could ever want from an Irish bar - including pints of Guinness, pints of Magners, televised sport and a whole heap of good time vibes.
The Streifalm is situated on the lower slopes of the Hahnenkamm, making it a great place to stop off at on the way back to Kitzbuhel. If you want to watch dancing men in lederhosens, this is the establishment for you.
Located next to the boathouse on Lake Schwarz, Barrique is a lovely location for a bar and restaurant. There's an open fire here and the menu offers a large selection of pizzas, pasta dishes, risottos, steaks, a wines from around Austria. Worth a look, for sure.
Restaurant Centro is a widely recommended cafe, bar, and restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine. Pizza, pasta, meat, and fish dishes are all available, and at prices that won't empty your entire bank account. A word of warning: reservations aren't possible at Centro, so make sure you time your moment to visit well.