An Upmarket Resort And Village…

Kitzbühel is a medieval town and slightly larger than other ski resorts in Austria with a population of around 8500. It’s about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from both Innsbruck or Salzburg.

The village has a reputation for being posh with finer dining, bars, and shops and feels like its an Austrian version of St Moritz Switzerland. It is upmarket and has a high quantity of 4-star and 5-star hotels. Most of these hotels are larger in size and has both restaurants and nice spas and wellness areas within its premises.

The town center is within the walls and has a square area of around 200m, where most independent restaurants and bars are situated. The main street has many upmarket brands and shops. The buildings are painted in various colors and looks and reminds us a bit of how it looks in Nyhavn in Copenhagen.

The ski area is called KitzSki and is linked through a few mountains. It’s a modern and fairly large area and is more for the intermediate skier and snowboarder with more challenging runs. There is also plenty of nice off-piste routes similar to St Anton. It never seems to get busy here and you can almost be all alone at certain spots, especially in the afternoons and in and around the westside by Jochberg. So a great ski area for passionate skiers who want to keep going all day long.

The mountain restaurants and bars are very nice and the vibe and style are more towards bottles of Champagne rather than beers and shots. The apres-ski is nowhere near as lively as in St Anton, Ischgl or Mayrhofen but there are a few spots that get busier in the late afternoon in the mountain. The village has a couple of bars open to late but most places will close early and the village is pretty empty after 10 pm.



Ski Routes

230 km

Highest Peak

2000 m



Connected Villages:

Jochberg & Kirchberg in Tirol

Best For:

Luxury & Hotels & Couples

  • EASY 55% 55%
  • INTERMEDIATE 35% 35%
  • HARD 10% 10%

Skiing is expensive, but it’s cheaper than therapy…

Eat & Drink

Mocking – Das Wirtshaus

Cosy place with great food & wine near the main ski lift.

Zur Tenne

Great food in romantic setting in the center of Kitzbuhel.

Hostaria Kitzbuhel

Modern place but casual with lovely wines as well.

Restaurant Il Gusto

Casual Italian restaurant, good food & relaxed vibes.

Plangger Delikatessen & Wine

Nice little place for wine and cheese/charcuterie platters.

Places To Stay

Very modern hotel with a great spa and pool area and a lovely lounge bar.

Modern cosy place in traditional style, with a great rooftop pool with stunning views.

Mountain Restaurants

Berggasthof Sonnbühel

A more upmarket and busy place, great for both food & drinks.

Hochbrunn-Alm Berghotel

Casual place with typical Austrian food.

Favourite Runs

17 & 38

Black steep slopes for the brave!

70 & 74

Plenty of nice red & blue runs around here.

We stayed in the very lovely

Kitzhof Hotel

It’s just a few hundred meters from the main centre and ski lift. It has great amenities. The rooms are modern but decorated in a traditional style with a lot of wooden features. Most rooms having balconies with stunning mountains views to enjoy. There’s a lovely cozy lounge with fireplaces, comfy chairs, and sofas where you can enjoy drinks into the late hours. There’s also a great spa area that has 4 different saunas and there’s also a lovely pool to enjoy as well. and it’s an adults only area, so just pure relaxation there. Breakfast has a large variety and many options and there’s also free Ruinart Champagne!


Kitzhof Mountain Hotel

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