Kitzbühel is a picturesque town in the heart of the Austrian Tirol. Home to the world-famous Hahnenkamm World Cup downhill ski run, Kitzbühel has plenty more to offer than just this pulsating 3.3km descent. Once a copper-mining town, the cobbled streets of this medieval town are now lined with luxury hotels and boutique shops, a picturesque centre to keep non-skiers as happy as those taking to the slopes. Kitzbühel lies at a low altitude of 760m so snow at resort level is not always guaranteed. However at only 90 mins from both Innsbruck and Salzburg airports it’s an easy choice for weekend trips.
Salzburg airport lies just over 1 hour from Kitzbühel while both Innsbruck and Munich are less than 2 hours drive.
Kitzbühel is the glamorous centre of Austria's largest linked ski area: the Kitzbuheler Alpen, encompassing 20 ski resorts including Alpbach, Fieberbrunn and Hopfgarten. The combined ski pass covers 330 ski runs over 422 miles (680km) – and claims to be the third largest ski area in the world.
Hiking (1,000 miles of trails), cycling and golf (4 courses in-resort)... Kitzbühel is THE Austrian destination for summer sports. Watersports enthusiasts will enjoy the choice on nearby Schwarzsee while cyclists will enjoy exploring the area by road or downhill.
Opportunities for non-residents are restricted, but there is more choice in nearby resorts or over the border in neighbouring province of Salzburgerland.
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