Destinations, Ski & Spa

Ski Destination: Kitzbuehel, Austria

April 8, 2013 by



Kitzbuehel has long been a favorite of European skiers (and snowboarders). It has a lot to offer! With 52 lifts servicing vast terrain and over 50 different on mountain huts and restaurants, there’s plenty to choose from. The views are not bad either.

Home to one of the “hardest ski runs in the world”, the “Streif,” this resort offers 15 % expert terrain. They also have a seemingly endless sea of off-piste skiing: 230 square kilometers of ungroomed, powdery terrain. That’s bigger than Manhattan!

It’s not just for experts though. They also have 6 different FREE lifts just for beginners. 85% of their terrain offers extra long, perfectly groomed greens and blues.

A ski pass here costs 45 € during peak season (Dec 30-March 31). You can also purchase hourly tickets for those not wishing to ski a full day. At the end of the day, return your pass for 2€ back. and head to one of Kitzbuehels’ famed Tyrolean huts for a frosty brew and “probst” to a hard, but fun, day of skiing.

For even more excitement, visit Kitzbuehel during Christmas for the Advent Christmas markets and Glühwein (hot spiced wine) or during the Hahnenkamm in late January to watch world class skiers dominate the Streif.

Photo Source: Kitzbuehel

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  1. Penny W. says:

    Never thought of visiting Austria in the winter, but this might be a good reason!

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