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Kitzbühel, a town steeped in history, is a ski destination that combines traditional charm with modern efficiency. Perched at a comfortable 762m above sea level, this popular resort is part of the Kitzbühel Alps ski area, a vast playground boasting an impressive 215km of groomed slopes. With its highly dependable snow conditions and varied terrain, Kitzbühel caters to all levels of skiing ability, from the novice to the seasoned pro.

With its well-organised lift system and convenient connections to neighbouring resorts such as Pass Thurn and Kirchberg, Kitzbühel offers plenty of opportunities for exploration.

Kitzbühel Ski Area

Kitzbühel’s ski terrain comprises three main areas: Hahnenkamm, Pengelstein and Kitzbühler Horn. These can all be easily accessed from the town centre. The resort boasts a total of 60 runs, with 33% being blue (easy), 45% red (intermediate) and 22% black (advanced).

Beginner Skiing in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel is a superb choice for beginners, with gentle nursery slopes in the town and at the top of the Hahnenkamm and Pengelstein gondolas. Once beginners gain confidence on these slopes, they can progress to the Rasmusleiten, Mocking or Pulverturm runs. We recommend taking the lift back down if you’re not yet ready for the more challenging descents.

Intermediate Skiing in Kitzbühel

For intermediate skiers, Kitzbühel is ideal. With plenty of blue and red runs, there is ample opportunity to progress. For those keen to test their mettle, the challenging Kaser run offers a thrilling descent. Another must-try is the Fleckalm trail, which is one of the longest runs in the area. Remember, Kitzbühel’s piste grading leans towards the challenging end of the scale, so keep this in mind when charting your course.

Advanced Skiing in Kitzbühel

Advanced skiers are in for a treat in Kitzbühel. The resort is home to the legendary Streif run on the Hahnenkamm, known as one of the most demanding downhill races in the World Cup circuit. It offers a heart-pounding descent with a 85% gradient at its steepest point. For an even more challenging experience, try the Schwarzsee run, with its steep sections and tight turns.

Off-piste Skiing in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel offers some fantastic off-piste opportunities, with thrilling tree runs and powder-filled bowls. Popular off-piste areas include the Bichalm and the backside of the Hahnenkamm. The area around the Steinbergkogel lift is also a favourite among experienced skiers. Always remember to hire a local guide or instructor when venturing off-piste to ensure your safety.

Snowparks in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel’s snowparks cater for freestyle skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The Hanglalm Snowpark on the Kitzbühler Horn is particularly popular, featuring jumps, rails, and boxes to suit different skill levels.


Kitzbühel offers a fantastic skiing experience for all levels, with a wide variety of terrain, excellent snow conditions and a charming Alpine atmosphere. To get the most from your visit, consider booking a ski instructor who can help you find the best runs for your ability and enhance your overall experience.