Offering cold and clear air as well as stunning views over the imposing Tyrolean mountains, Kitzbühel is one of the most famous Austrian winter holiday resorts.

In this article, we will explore why Kitzbühel is an ideal destination in winter and the activities you can do in this beautiful destination.

About Kitzbühel

One of the top international destinations in the Alps, Kitzbühel lies in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol region, framed by the Kitzbüheler Horn, the South Mountains and the famous Hahnenkamm. Here you can experience the good, healthy mountain air, the clear water in the lakes and streams and the gentle, grass-covered mountains of the Kitzbühel alpine world.

The name of the city derives from “Chizzo”, a Bavarian clan, and “Buhel”, which indicates its position on a hill. Sometimes called the Gamsstadt, Kitzbühel, combines all advantages of a small town with an idyllic position in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps.

The vibrant town of Kitzbühel features countless shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants as well as great events and cultural highlights.

About Kitzbühel

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Activities in Kitzbühel

The most legendary sports city in the Alps offers an extensive program of sports activities – 365 days a year. In fact, whether you are an adventure seeker or a connoisseur, in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, you will find a suitable sporting challenge.


Skiing in Kitzbühel is a dream! Every year, the best skiers in the world come here to face the challenge of the spectacular Hahnenkamm Races, with the highlight being the Streif downhill race, the Super G and the Slalom. In addition to the world-famous Streif, here you will find a total of 145 miles of perfectly groomed downhill slopes and a state-of-the-art lift system.

Kitzbühel has won the World’s Best Ski Resort award for Austria for the ninth time, and is currently ‘The Best Ski Resort in Austria’.

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, ski touring or free riding – there are no limits to the skier’s heart.

The ski season in Kitzbühel is long. Particularly, winter sports enthusiasts will encounter the best skiing conditions between the end of October and the beginning of May

To sum up, every skier will leave with a full heart.

Skiing - Kitzbühel

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Winter hiking

Experience Kitzbühel’s gorgeous winter landscape up close by simply walking right through it. There are more than 30 wonderful hiking routes to choose from, from valley trails to spectacular panoramic mountain treks.

Discover the most beautiful corners of the region together with one of the local experienced guides at the Kitzbühel tourist office.

After your hike, warm up in one of the numerous huts with regional delicacies.

Winter hiking - Kitzbühel


The mountains in winter exert their own magical appeal to visitors, even those who don’t ski. For example, tobogganing is an excellent adventure for the whole family, and it doesn’t require any special skills.

A hearty meal at one of the rustic mountain inns along the toboggan runs is part and parcel of the adventure. Maximum fun is guaranteed!

Tobogganing - Kitzbühel


No matter what your favourite activity is – Kitzbühel is guaranteed to provide a lasting holiday experience. What your dream holiday in this beautiful destination should look like is entirely up to you. Just let yourself be inspired by our portfolio of hotels!