DISCOVER KITZBUHEL – Austria’s Finest
Kitzbuhel is the epitome of an Austrian ski holiday. A vibrant but traditionally Tyrolean style resort, Kitzbuhel is a bustling and vibrant place to be. Not only does it have fantastic skiing, but the town itself has plenty to keep you going for a fantastic ski holiday. Kitzbuhel has everything – a luxurious resort, you will find high-end designer shops to browse and enjoy; a quaint resort, you will enjoy it’s characterful, warm and friendly feel; a thriving resort, you will see it come alive at night with bustling bars, restaurants and apres ski – Kitzbuhel really does have something for everyone!
The skiing in Kitzbuhel is large and vast with 170km of pistes to get to grips with. You will soon see why it is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world and with 43 ski lifts and 155 days of snow in the season you certainly won’t be disappointed. For something a bit different, there is also 1.5km of night skiing available on the Gaisberg and advanced skiers can also try the Safari Route which starts at the Hahnenkamm Gondola and ends at Pass Thurn. With a great ski school and nursery slopes for beginners, 40% of terrain suitable for intermediates, and racing tracks to test for advanced, you can’t go wrong skiing in Kitzbuehel.
Accommodation in Kitzbuhel is fantastic, with a huge range of hotels to suit every taste. Most accommodation is located along and around the central main road which leads down to the main pedestrian area of town, where the gondola is located. In general, it is easy to navigate the resort and most accommodation is just a short walk away from the bottom of the lifts. Being quite a high-end resort, there are some great 4* and 5* hotels which are truly luxurious. Be sure to check out the Hotel Schwarzer Adler Kitzbuehel, a gorgeous contemporary boutique style hotel which is furnished to a very high standard. Don’t miss the heated outdoor pool which has stunning views of the mountains.
Christmas in Kitzbuhel is something not to be missed. If you are travelling to Kitzbuhel throughout the Christmas or New Year period then you really are in for a treat. Kitzbuhel comes alive with its annual Christmas market. With traditional, wooden, alpine huts selling gifts, clothing and Austrian foods, the Christmas market makes for a apres-ski activity. For children, there is also a petting zoo with a wide variety of animals to look at including alpacas, horses, rabbits and chickens – not your average skiing activity but something slightly different.
To find out more about Kitzbuhel, visit skiweekends.com