Kitzbühel is a ‘Best Of The Alps’ resort and a classic alpine ski village in every sense. Much of the town which dates to the 12th century is still largely encircled by huge medieval walls. The centre of town or ‘Vorderstadt’ is pedestrianised for much of the ski season and many upmarket shops, hotels and restaurants are tucked into the ancient stone battlements making it an almost magical setting, particularly at night when all the buildings and trees are lit up.

Holidaying in Kitzbühel is about so much more than just the skiing, although with 179 km of prepared slopes and 54 cable cars and lifts, there is ample skiing for all levels of skier from novice to advanced.
The ski area – KitzSki – is not only one of the largest in Austria, (including the Kirchberg, Jochberg, Aurach and Pass Thurn), but also extraordinarily varied. Most of it is accessed via the two main ski lifts systems, both of which start in the village. One runs to the top of the famous Hahnenkamm and beyond and the other to the top of the impressive Kitzbüheler Horn.

Kitzbuhel or Kitzbühel Tourist Logo

Ski Season:Mid December - Early April
(Subject to snow conditions each year.)
Village Altitude:762m
Ski Area:KitzSki comprises the ski areas around Kitzbuhel and the neighbouring village of Kirchberg.
Ski Range:760m to 2000m
Accessibility:Depending on snow conditions, some hotels in the village may be Ski-In. However, most often visitors will have a short walk or free ski bus ride to the nearest lift station.
Pistes (prepared slopes):179km of prepared slopes

Easy: 101km (57%)
Intermediate: 61km (34%)
Advanced: 17km (9%)
36km of marked but unprepared ski trails
0 Green
29 Blue
27 Red
12 Black
Cross Country:Over 60km of trails in the KitzSki area.
Lift Pass:KitzSki (Can be extended to included the nearby SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental)
Lift Types:46 in the KitzSki area 1 Aerial Tramway
10 Gondolas
28 Chairlifts
7 drag/T-bar or button lifts
8 Sunkids moving carpets/conveyor belts.)
Highest Lift:2000m
Snow & Fun Parks:Kitzbühel has established a first-class reputation for its snowparks. There is something to suit every level of ability, with the the Snow Park Kitzbühel on the Hangelalm and the snowpark on the Kitzbüheler Horn.
Ski Rental:A variety of skis, snowboards , boots (for ski or board) and poles for all levels of skier are available to rent at rental outlets in the village. So too are helmets and avalanche transponders.
All skiers/boarders are advised to wear helmets on the slopes.
These items are included in travel packages.
Ski Schools:Group lessons twice a day, morning & afternoon, from Monday to Friday (5 days).
Classes for beginner, intermediate & advanced skiers and boarders with no more than 12 people per instructor.
Arranged by Gail & Team and included in your holiday package for all guests ≥12yrs.
Other Village Highlights:World Ski Awards: Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel (KitzSki) - World's Best Ski Resort Company 2017
World Ski Awards 2017: Kitzbuhel - Austria's Best Ski Resort
World Ski Awards 2017: A-Rosa Hotel Kitzbuhel - Austria's Best Ski Hotel

Hotel Resch

Hotel Resch is a lovely family owner/run establishment right in the centre of Kitzbühel. It is only a short walk to the ski areas, to the Hahnenkamm run, to the indoor swimming pool Aquarena, or to the centre of Kitzbühel.

Sporthotel Reisch

Hotel Reisch is a 4 Star hotel with a range of modern rooms and suites. It is centrally located and has a gourmet restaurant and bar, and various wellness and fitness facilitates such as a sauna, steam room, fitness room and spa.


Hinterstadt 18, 6370 Kitzbühel, Tirol, Austria


South Africa passport holders will require a Schengen Visa for Austria.

Your visa should be obtained through the country where you will be spending most time during your stay (i.e. it could be different from your country of entry). If you would like someone to help you with your visa application we have had great experience with Visas Unlimited (website, or 011 452 4646)


Transfers are arranged from Munich Airport (164 km, about 2 hours drive time)

Check in /Check out

  • Check-in varies from hotel to hotel but typically after 2 pm and before 8 pm.
  • Guests arriving early may be able to have lunch at the Resort, at extra cost, subject to availability
  • Rooms to be vacated by 10 am on last day, for departure at 3 pm (breakfast and lunch included)

Car Parks

Most establishments have parking although it’s very limited at some.

Currency Accepted


Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash (Euro only)
  • Eurocard

Time Zone

GMT:+1 hour (winter), +2 hours (summer)

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Kitzbühel, Austria

Gallery Kitzbühel