What to do on holiday in Kitzbühel

Discover the amazing range of mountain sports, restaurants and accommodation this top Austrian resort can offer you in summer and winter.
Located high in the Tyrol region, Kitzbühel is one of Austria’s most famous luxury ski holiday destinations. Charming alpine architecture is married with 5 star accommodation and the resort offers the discerning guest a fantastic range of activities both in winter and in summer. 170 km of ski pistes surround the town, and it is one of the greenest Alps ski resorts with 500km of hiking trails. With our quick guide, you can see the best places to ski, sleep, eat and shop, as well as what to do in the summer.

Best ski areas

With 170km of pistes, the world’s most challenging downhill ski run – The Streif – and off-piste/deep powder areas, Kitzbühel offers skiers a great choice of quality skiing, with something for all ages and abilities. Modern, fast lifts mean you can spend as much time as possible on the slopes, and with over 1/3 of the total ski area suitable for beginners, no one need miss out on the excellent skiing that Kitzbühel offers.
Visit Website - Best for intermediates: Hahnenkamm area Visit Website - Full ski area review of Kitzbühel Visit Website - Best for freestyle/tricks: DC Snow ParkVisit Website - Download Kitzbühel piste map hereVisit Website - Best for experts: Steinbergkogel-Ehrenbachgraben area

Best ski schools

From total beginners to experts looking to try something new, Kitzbühel is well equipped to receive all ages and abilities of prospective ski students! A variety of ski schools, from small, local firms to experienced multi-national ski schools operate, and between them offer courses for groups, families, children and experts. You’re sure to find a ski school that meets your needs.
Visit Website - Best for kids: Skischule & SkiverleihVisit Website - Best for off-piste SnowsportsVisit Website - More ski schools in KitzbühelVisit Website - Best for private tuition: Rote Teufel

Best places to eat

With a cuisine all of its own, the Tyrolean region offers visitors a range of delicious dishes made using the finest local produce. There’s no better place to sample this cuisine than Kitzbühel, where fine dining and cordon bleu chefs are keen to showcase their region’s finest ingredients. Kitzbühel’s restaurants are sure to leave you hungry for more!
Visit Website - Best for authentic Italian cuisine: Il GustoVisit Website - Best for Tyrolean classics: Restaurant Hotel Sport Reisch Visit Website - Best for Michelin-starred fine dining: Restaurant Neuwirt Visit Website - More restaurants in Kitzbühel

Best mountain huts

Whilst skiing and day hikes from Kitzbühel itself give you great views and a sense of freedom in the mountains, to really experience life in the mountain wilderness you’ll need to plan a hike for a few days. That way, you can really explore relatively undiscovered parts of the Austrian Alps.

Dotted throughout the Alps are mountain huts, manned for certain periods of the year and offering simple and comfortable accommodation at the end of a long day of hiking.

You’ll need to reserve and check the hut in question is still open, so use the link below for further contact and location information on all huts to be found in the snowy peaks surrounding Kitzbühel. If your dates will be booked already, don‘t worry, you can find some inspiring accomodation in our selection of luxury chalets in Kitzbühel.
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Best places to shop

For more than 100 years, the most discerning visitors from Europe and farther afield have been coming to Kitzbuhel for luxury holidays. To satisfy the demand for all manner of goods and services, Kitzbuhel has a great range of shops, both local and global brands. You’ll find everything you could possibly want for when you want to spend time in the shops and not on the slopes.
Visit Website - Best for the latest fashion: Helmut Eder Visit Website - Best for sportswear: Sport 2000 Visit Website - More places to shop in Kitzbühel

Best things to do in winter

Kitzbühel is far from being a one sport town in winter. Skiing takes its place alongside a wide range of winter sports, and if fancy a break from the slopes, then check out our quick guide to the very best alternatives. A full list of winter sports is also given, so you can be sure to keep a packed diary when in Kitzbühel!

And if you want get pampered and relax in an exclusive alpine hotel after your physical activity, book your perfect stay at Grand Tirolia Kitzbühel Golf & Spa resort! You will be amazed by their wide selection of saunas, yoga classes and fine dining. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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Best things to do in summer

Kitzbühel is one of the most year-round sporting venues in the Alps. A whole range of facilities in the town mean that the sport and fun go on long after the snow has melted. Miles and miles of hiking and cycling tracks are the jewel in a particularly impressive crown of summer sports, so check out our quick guide and full information link to ensure there’s never a dull moment when the summer comes.
Visit Website - Best for swimming and water sport: The Schwarzsee LakeVisit Website - Best for mountain biking: Mountain EdgeVisit Website - Best for Horse riding: HenntalhofVisit Website - More summer activities in Kitzbbühel:

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