Kitzbühel on mountain dining and après ski is famous for
it good reason, 56 ski chalets dot the mountain slopes – these ski in
ski out huts are independently owned and hosted by families who farm the alpine
slopes with their cows in the summer. Ski in for homemade lunch, a
café or cocoa, or schnapps at these delightful spots, most have sun decks
for those beautiful blue sky days and music playing. We enjoyed lunch at
Toni Alm skiing to Jochberg near the town of Mittersill in neighboring
Salzburg County, the furthest south of Kitzbühel’s ski terrain. Also the
classic chalet Barenbad has the best goulash soup in a cozy bar, both are
reached by the 3s Gondola – an 8-minute ride across the valley (an amazing
lift connecting Jochburg to Hahnenkamm peak. If you have non-skiers in your
family, meet at the lodge atop the Hahnekamm Gondola and race course, this
beautiful panoramic lodge is popular for après ski on Saturdays.
Kitzbüheler Horn is an entirely separate part of the ski area, across town with more lifts, terrain parks, perfect for family skiing, currently being upgraded with snowmaking. Kitzbühel was the first Alps ski resort to market a Ski Safari, a circuit to ski the entire region- 100 kilometers reaching nearby SkiWelt, this ski circuit concept has since been emulated by the Dolomite’s Sella Ronda among others.
Families will want to ski the Hahnenkamm during ski holiday in Kitzbühel, the steep exciting race course that hosts with world's best downhill racers and 100,000 fans each January. The Family Streif is a race run designed so everyone can experienced the World Cup race course, but skirt around the extremely steep part of the downhill course, the “Hausbergkante” still ending at the Seidlalm finish line.
Kitzbühel’s 8,000 residents welcome visitors with open arms and genuine hospitality while preserving their authentic alpine village. Kitzbühel has 4 and 5 star hotels, we recommend four-star Hotel Rasmushof -with its indoor pool and prime location right at the Hahnenkamm finish line - an easy walk to the gondola and town. Kitzbühel offers fun après ski including sledding, skating, horse drawn carriage rides, exploring Legends Park, and the pedestrian cobblestone streets of Kitzbühel, now lined with very chic boutiques and après ski bars. Kitzbühel is easy to reach from Innsbruck, two from Munich, and also close to nearby ski resorts SkiWelt and Ski Juwel in the Kitzbühel Valley.
Kitzbühel Ski Stats: Summit Elevation 6,561’, Base 2,624’, Vertical 3,337’, 1112 ski able acres, 54 lifts, longest run 5 miles, 106 miles of trails, home of the world famous downhill run - The Streif – host of the Hahnenkamm race.
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