Salzburg - 1 hour 45 minutes
• Cup of coffee from €3.50 • Small beer from €3.30 • Bottle of house wine €25.00 • Schnitzel from €14.00 • Glass of coke from €3.50 • Schnapps from €4.00 • Sandwich from €8.00 • Pizza from €9.50 • Burger & fries from €10.50
Belfast (Aldergrove), Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
Free ski/board social service
Less than 2 hour transfer
Best for apres-ski and nightlife
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So what's it like?
A top Austrian resort both on and off the slopes
Sandwiched between the Hahnenkamm and Kitzbüheler Horn mountains, Glitzy Kitz is one of the most cosmopolitan resorts of the Alps. An imposing Gothic church and brightly coloured medieval buildings dot the high street housing traditional hotels, sophisticated shopping, buzzing après and an atmospheric nightlife. Add to that the scenery, a diverse ski area - with 170km of piste - and it’s easy to understand why Kitzbühel is so popular. It’s also home to the Hahnenkamm Streif, the Ski World Cup’s most notorious downhill race - which draws crowds of thousands to the biggest ski party annually.
On one side of the valley the Hahnenkamm gondola gives you access to the main bulk of skiing with miles of terrain and plenty of variety - recently expanded to reach the quieter Jochberg and Resterhöhe slopes thanks to the 3S gondola link. Savvy skiers tend to start the day on the Kitzbüheler Horn - on the opposite side of the valley. The Horn is smaller but also quieter and perfect for warming up your ski legs or getting away from the crowds. It’s also home to a beginner’s snowpark and has plenty of marked snow trails for keen freeriders and snowboarders.
There are 59 mountain huts and restaurants to choose from for break times – surprisingly it can sometimes work out cheaper for lunch on the mountain. Most après is concentrated back in town - although on a clear day it’s worth grabbing a drink and a few final rays from a deckchair near the Hahnenkamm top station.
2 for 1 lift pass
Book early and get on the slopes for less. Buy one adult lift pass and get another one free when you book your ski holiday today.
Hurry – availability is very limited for 2 for 1 lift passes for some hotels, resorts or countries and when they're gone the offer will end.
Certain departure dates are also excluded. See terms and conditions for details.
Ski Information Beginners
The wide open nursery slopes at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm gondola, close to the town centre, are where the famous 'Red Devils' ski school meet. These nursery slopes provide the perfect introduction to skiing. The Kitzbüheler Horn also offers some great wide, undemanding blue runs.
Ski Information Intermediates
Amidst the wealth of slopes on the huge ski circus, linked by an efficient lift system and a free ski bus service, intermediates are in their element - the swooping, wooded runs of the Ehrenbachhöhe and the exhilarating descents of the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Bärenbachkogel at Jochberg, to name but a few of the challenging and manageable pistes in store for the competent skier.
Ski Information Advanced
Proficient skiers will certainly want to test their skills on the 'Hahnenkamm Streif', considered by many to be the most testing of all the international racing pistes. If you dream of gigantic moguls and exhilarating off-piste, the Ehrenbachhöhe is not to be missed.
Kitzbühel: Excellent lively and cosmopolitan nightlife.
· O' Flannigans Irish bar · The Londoner (live music every night) · Das Lichtl · Pavillion Bar ·
Aurach: Hotel based or take short taxi ride to Kitzbühel.
Indoor ice skating, leisure centre with pools, mud baths, saunas, fitness studio, indoor tennis & squash, sleigh rides
Kitzbühel: Numerous cafés and restaurants of all categories
· Traditional 3-course dinner from approx. €20 · Barrique · Centro · Huber Bräu · La Fonda · Zinnkrug
Kitzbühel: · Shops and boutiques · Banks · Supermarkets · Museum · Casino · Sleigh rides · Cleared footpaths · Excursions to Salzburg
Aurach: · ATM machine · Chemist
One way (arrival) from £23 pp
Return from £44pp
Other information - Cities
75th Hahnenkamm Race Weekend
In 2015 Kitzbühel will be staging the 75th Hahnenkamm Race Weekend. First held in 1931, the Hahnenkamm Alpine Downhill ski race is one of the most famous races on the FIS World Cup calendar. Tens of thousands of spectators and media will come from all over the world to experience the excitement as the world's top racers compete in the Super G, Downhill and the Slalom to name a few. The most famous run, the 'Streif' downhill, will be carefully prepared for this event during the early part of the winter season, and will only open to the public after the race weekend. The 2015 race weekend will take place from 20th to 25th January 2015.
Kids ski free
• Free lift pass for children born 2009 or later.
• Free ski & boot hire for 2 children (3-10yrs incl.) when 2 adults pre-book the same.
• Free child's ski helmet when pre-booking skis & boots.