With its combination of Austrian charm and state-of-the-art facilities, it is no surprise that Kitzbuhel is consistently ranked as one of the best ski resorts in Europe and across the world. The town itself is located in the Tyrol region of Austria and has a traditional but stunning architecture that allows for picturesque views all year round. This is on top of the lifts, pistes, and snowmaking facilities that are all of the highest quality.
Skiing in Kitzbuhel:
The resort is situated at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm mountain which offers an exceptional range of piste trails for all abilities including long sloping valley runs. The mountain is also home to the annual World Cup downhill race in January, and the slope allows for speeds up to 140km/h. It has a downhill section of 3312m and its steepest gradient is 85% making it a thrilling experience for those willing t take it on. The Steinbergkogel side of the mountain has more challenging black runs and acres to explore in off-piste opportunities. Beginners are also catered for brilliantly, with dedicated learning areas on Pass Thurn and the Fleckalmbahn Gondola. There is also the opportunity to take part in a ski safari which is a scenic trail from the Hahnenkamm that zigzags across the mountains towards Pass Thurn. The resort’s superb trails, top-class lifts, and brilliant terrain parks make skiing at Kitzbuhel a true delight.
For Schools Because:
Although the resort is well known across the skiing community and has brilliant facilities, the slopes are surprisingly uncrowded which allows students to develop quickly enabling them to move on to some of the more advanced runs that the resort has to offer. Its location is also beneficial, with the cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Munich all around two hours away making travel and accessibility to this world-class resort relatively easy. Additionally, the resort centre is traffic free adding a layer of safety to the resort that makes it ideal for a school ski trip.
The town of Kitzbuhel is well known for its brilliant shopping with a wide range of internationally known designer shops alongside chic but traditional clothing shops. The array of restaurants is also exceptional, whilst the cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Munich are all located around two hours away which provides a great opportunity for day trips.
Vertical Drop 1,200m
No. of Lifts 57
No. of Runs 96
Easy Runs 47
Medium Runs 32
Difficult Runs 17
Kilometres of Piste 188km
Resort Height 800m
Calais Transfer Time 15hrs 15mins
Salzburg Airport Transfer Time 1hrs 35mins
Alpen Sporthotel ****
An attractive family run Gasthaus offering a good standard of accommodation with an informal atmosphere and incredible views over the Kirchberg area.
It has a large dining room, stüberl with satellite TV, a common room that can be used for evening entertainment and a table tennis room. The hotel is directly adjacent to a blue piste originating at Pengelstein so, snow conditions permitting, you can ski back to the door.
The gondola lift from the valley gives direct access to the ski circuit, a convenient bonus for our guests!
Bedrooms are for 3 – 4 people and all have a shower or bath and wc. Some also with balcony.
- Beds: 110 (all rooms ensuite)
- Town: Kirchberg in Tirol (part of the Kitzbuhel ski network)
- Slopes: *immediate*
- TV and Video Room
- Table Tennis
- Purpose built ski basement
Pension Gutensohn ***
Sandwiched between two of the most famous ski areas in Austria (Kitzbuhel and the Skiwelt Ski Areas) this friendly pension offers a relaxed setting for your schools ski trip. The rooms are simple but comfortable and are en-suite shower and WC. The Pension Gutensohn has been working with UK school groups for the past 20 years so is highly experienced in knowing what kind of food the children and staff from the UK like and cater well for all tastes.
- Function room
- Lounge area with TV
Centrally located in the village of Aschau it has its own a beginners slope and drag lift directly in front of the hotel. The Penglestein Gondola into the Kitzbuhel network is less than 10 minutes away and the Ki-West Gondola into the Skiwelt area is only 5 minutes away!