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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort


Beautiful ski and golf resort offering 9 different guest room and suite categories.  Restaurants and spa on site with full amenities. 

Extra person charges may apply 

Contact for pricing  

Best Western Premier Kaiserhof Kitzbuhel  

The hotel offers guest rooms with wonderful views of the Austrian Alps and complimentary breakfast.  Amenity include an indoor pool and fitness center. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$139 (EUR) and up 

Hotel Edelweiss



A charming hotel with a variety of room types with complimentary breakfast and dinner. They offer Internet access and a dry sauna.  Close to the Hahnenkamm cable car station and town center.   

Extra person charges may apply 













  • Additional lodging options available in Kitzbuhel, Austria.


Hosteria Kitzbuehel 


Petit Tirolia


The Gulf Bistro 









Kitzbühel is a large area hosting 168 km of pistes and 56 lifts, located in Austria. It's stunning scenery and wild aprés scene attracts many, but hordes of people come in mid January to attend the Hahnenkammrennen. This is a downhill World Cup race and is considered one of the hardest in the world. The course consistently comes at you with many steep slopes, sharp turns, and big hucks on it's long route down the 2.8k vertical feet with a maximum grade of 87%! The area is also connected to the expansive Ski Welt area.

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Pros: Hahnenkamm Race 3rd weekend in January, large ski resort with connections to several other resorts.

Cons: Rather expensive.

One of the largest ski resorts in the world, rich with Austrian history and a traditional approach to skiing. From a gastronomical perspective, the food and beverages are of a traditional Austrian nature. The Apreś Ski scene is phenominal. There are dozens of bars and clubs in and around the Kitzbühel village. Transport to and from Kitzbühel can be presented with challenges as the directions are all in German.

The ski season usually ends, if snow conditions allow for it, end of May.


Pros: Incredible apres ski fun fun fun

Cons: lower elevations can cause heavy conditions

A gorgeous village nice variety of terrain and really fun at night.  Easy to go from bar to bar till find yourself wondering how you are going to get up in two hours and ski all day!


Pros: Spectacular scenery, few queues, fast lifts, good off piste, big area

Cons: easy pistes, hard to get back to Kitzbuhel village, low elevation, I don't speak Austrian! lol

5 ft of snow in 5 days over a very strong base in the past week.


In January 2006, there was almost no snow on the lower slopes.



Off chairs like C1 and C7 (Steinbergkogel) and a few others, I was skiing 40+ degree couloirs that obviously were infested with rocks as the headwalls of some couloirs needed a bit of techinical skiing to navigate around the rocks. In average snow years, as this year has been spectacular so far, I'm pretty sure this would not be skiable.


But in conditions like these, when everything is skiable, Kitzbuhel is completely amazing. The pistes are in top conditions with plenty of powder off piste. It is a must-do right now, as in almost everywhere in Europe.


The pistes are generally pretty easy, with the exception of Piste 38, Diressitima. This is long slope, starting from the ridge on Steinbergkogel and ending at the bottom of the C7chair. It starts off above treeline in the high 20 degrees and mellowing out before coming steep again to the C1 chair. After skiing around this chair lift, you head down about low 20 degrees before quickliy steeping to a good 30-35 degrees and slowly mellowing out to about mid 20* and quickly flattening to the C7 chair. A must-do for an advanced skier, as this is the only piste that I might actually call "steep" and is a great adrenaline rush if done fast.


I did find the beginner slopes to be a tad steep compared to the US. The red runs did not seem much harder, if at all, then the blue runs.


The off piste was spectacular in this weather. The big bowl to the right of C1 is a good 700 or 800 vertical at 30+ degrees. Dropping in the "bowl inside the bowl", closer to the Diressitima piste, is definitely some steep terrain with a good 250+ vertical that is barely ever skied. The couloirs to the left of the C7 chair are fantastic off piste opportunities. The gladed chutes to the right of the Barenbadkogel are some more true expert runs.


the lifts are fast, and many are heated and/or have a bubble. Most have a high capacity. This eliminates many crowds, but also means some slopes have more crowds.


My advice: go there now for 2009. You won't find better snow at Kitzbuhel for a while.