One of the most famous resorts in Austria (if not Europe) Kitzbühel combines all the charm of cobbled streets and historic buildings state-of-the-art lifts, with snow-makers and uncrowded pistes in abundance you have all the makings of a classic winter break.
Kitzbühel combines the elements of a classic winter resort with culture and thanks to Salzburg, Munich and Innsbruck being just 2hrs away, history and skiing are right on your snow-dusted doorstep. Hahnenkamm is the home of the annual World Cup downhill in January with a chance for students to get the cow bells out as they storm down the Streif piste at a top speed of over 140km/hr.
The downhill section is 3312m long with an 85% gradient at its steepest point, ending close to the centre of the resort. Yet Kitzbühel is also a beginner’s paradise, with dedicated learning areas on Pass Thurn or at the Fleckalmbahn Gondola, between Kitzbühel and Kirchberg. Those with a bit more experience can try out the ‘ski safari’, leading groups along a scenic trail from the Hahnenkamm and zig-zagging across the mountains to the Resterhöhe lift at Pass Thurn.
Hand-picked for schools because of…
Extensive ski area, host to World Cup Annual ski races
Great snow conditions
Exquisite ski town
Vertical Drop 2,004m
No. of Lifts 54
No. of Runs 68
Easy Runs 43%
Medium Runs 40%
Difficult Runs 18%
Kilometres of Piste 179km
Longest Run 8km
Coach Transfer Time 16hrs from Calais Flight time 3hrs
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!