The 1000 kilometres of ski slopes in the Kitzbüheler Alpen are one of the largest and most popular ski regions in Austria. Last winter, according to Top of The Mountains, this region was rated the best world’s best connected ski area, in which everyone will find the makings of their “white dreams”: sporty carvers, snowboarders and Freeride fans – but
also hobby skiers and families.
Although famous ski areas such as Kitzbühel, the Kitzsteinhorn, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang and the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental are “included”, the prices for ski passes are considerably lower than for comparable ski regions. The “Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard” costs 131 Euro for 3 days (children 65 Euro), 232 Euro for 6 days (children 116 Euro).
In the Kitzbühel ski area there are
6 free training lifts for children and those returning to the slopes after years of absence. Those who glide their way across the 500 world renowned slopes between the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal - Wildschönau, Fieberbrunn, St. Johann in Tirol and the Steinplatte in Waidring, will experience the ski region with many individual areas, that has grown together over decades. The quality is testified by the 19 awards and seals of excellence the Kitzbüheler Alpen region has won, among them, for the most difficult descent, the best snow-park, the most charming ski resort and the top value for money ski passes.
A real winner for children and families are the, in some cases 24 hour floodlit, toboggan runs. Away from the ski pistes families can enjoy a colourful side programme, and even a husky ranch.
All the villages and towns have developed independently of ski tourism, and all have their own history. Rooms are available from 23 euros per person per day.
For those travelling down from the North, the Kitzbüheler Alpen is the first large ski area in Austria, accessible from the motorway exit at Kufstein Süd, and without the need to purchase a vignette. Many of the resorts have train connections. Kitzbühel is located about one to one and a half hours drive from the airport cities of Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck.