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Kitzbuhel - Skiing


Kitzbuhel is a great resort for intermediates, with dozens of blue and red trails, but there is much to interest more advanced skiers and snowboarders too. There are several areas in which to ski, the largest of which is that accessed by the Hahnenkamm gondola, which rises from close to the town centre.

Across town another gondola heads up to the Kitzbüheler Horn, which has some enjoyable slopes and is one of the best areas for beginners. Those looking for a spot of cruising should head towards the wide-open spaces of Pass Thurn.

For advanced skiers there are some steeps and moguls at Ehrenbachgraben, but it is probably worth considering hiring a guide and looking for excitement off-piste. The Hahnenkamm itself is a must and much of it, apart from the most dangerous steeps, is open to the public when the racing isn't on.

In total, the Kitzbühel Ski Circus covers over 148km of piste, so there is plenty to keep almost everyone busy for a week or more.

Plus the Ski area of Westendorf is now extended to meet the Kitzbuhel area at Aschau, with an eight seat gondola from there up to the gampen sector of Westendorf.

There are plenty of challenges, both on and off-piste in Kitzbühel. The Kitzbühler Horn has a snow park for those looking to throw some shapes, along with a half pipe and a Boarder-Cross run. The resort also has plenty of good free-riding, the Bichlalm area being particularly popular.

The area has a number of ski schools, so you will be able to find something to suit your needs, whether it is a full week of personal tuition, a group lesson or just a quick refresher course. There are also some good facilities for beginner children in the nursery area at the foot of the Hahnenkamm slopes.

Last Updated: Jan 2010

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