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Kitzbühel Ski Area ready for the Winter Season 2017/18

The snow secure Kitzbühel ski area is undoubtedly one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. Shooting TVB Kitzbühel - Skiing HahnenkammKitzbühel is the first non-glacier resort to start the winter skiing season in Austria!

In the next weeks they are going to open more slopes of the ski resort. (21st October opening of the slope “Resterkogel” // 26th October opening of the slope “Waldelift” near the famous Hahnenkamm…)

Best Ski Resort in the World
179 km of perfectly groomed slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, 36 km of ski trails, plus 56 romantic ski huts and lodges: this is the Kitzbühel ski area. There are 54 cable cars and ski lifts, operated by the Kitzbühel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, which is the largest cable car company in Austria. For 5 years in a row Kitzbühel was voted “best ski resort in the world”, by, the world’s largest test portal for ski resorts. The ski area has been extensively tested across 18 categories.

Especially Family-FriendlySkiing Bärenland Jochberg
There are also plenty of highlights for the little ski stars. Discover the newly built Bärenland in Jochberg or take the Familienstreif family run down into the valley.

Almost 200 Days Snow Safety
In Kitzbühel an average of 200 days of skiing is possible each season. The Gamsstadt underlines its reputation as a snow secure winter fortress. The innovative idea for snow depots ensures Kitzbühel an early season start.

Fascinating Kitzbühel Ski HistorySkiaustria Tours toni-sailer
No other ski resort in the Alps can boast such a long and successful skiing tradition. Ski pioneer Franz Reisch, Ski superstar Toni Sailer and the legendary Karl Koller have shaped the development of skiing in Kitzbühel since 1892.

Free Practice Lifts in the Valley
Did you know that in Kitzbühel the use of all the practice lifts in the valley is free? This is a wonderful opportunity for families, beginners and those who have not skied for a while.

For more information about the ski resort please have a look at our website:

Text © Kitzbühel Tourism
Images © Michael Werlberger

Kaiserschmarrn – a dish fit for an emperor

Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian pancake dessert made with raisins soaked in rum and topped with powdered sugar and preserves. It is the most legendary of all Austrian desserts and can not only be served as dessert but also as a main course.

Watch Michaela from SkiAustria Tours and Ingrid owner of the AktivHotel Hochfilzer in Ellmau preparing a this sweet and delicous dessert for the guests after a strenous day of skiing. Continue reading Kaiserschmarrn – a dish fit for an emperor

February and March Specials loaded!

Our 2018 February and March SPECIALS have now been loaded for your ski holiday to Austria. We have special skiing packages to Ellmau, Zell am See as well as Saalbach in a variety of accommodation options.

Check out the skiing specials here.

Our Ski Packages…skiaustria

are land arrangements only starting with your airport transfers and incorporate all aspects of your ski holiday inlcuding accommodation, ski passes, ski equipment hire, lessons as needed plus any other services you might need. Our aim is to make your holiday as individual and tailor-made to your personal needs as possible.

web-schneeschuhwandern-wilder-kaiser-foto-von-felbert-reiter-15©danielreiterpetervonfelbertGenerally, all packages are Saturday – Saturday but we will gladly check for dates that fall outside of these parameters with our many contract houses for you.

Feel free to contact us at any stage & we look forward to welcoming you in the Austrian Alps!

Your skiAustria Tours Team!


Images: © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental

© TVB Wilder Kaiser / Daniel Reiter Peter von Felbert

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