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The Legend.

Kitzbühel Tourismus Hinterstadt 18 • 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria T +43 (0) 5356 66660 • F +43 (0)5356 66660 - 77 info@kitzbü •

Skiing in Kitzbühel.


Since 1892.

The Legend.

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Table of Contents Skiing Area Panoramic Map Climate and Snow Modernisation Boom Hansi’s favourite Slopes Snowboarding and Freeskiing DC Snowpark Kitzbühel Ski Huts and Après Ski Kitzbühel Ski Schools Sports Shops and Ski Rental

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Off-Piste Freeriding and Powder Runs Ski Touring Places of Energy Cross-Country Skiing More Winter Sports

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Hahnenkamm Race Streif Ganslern Kitzbühel Ski Club (K.S.C.) Ski Racing for Companies and Everyone

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Kitzbühel Skiing History, since 1892 Toni Sailer and the Dream Team Karl Koller and “Rote Teufel“ Mining, Agriculture and Skiing

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Kitzbühel in Summer

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Did you know? Already in 1908 skiing legend Franz Reisch published the first ski guide “Skiing around Kitzbühel“. This booklet was one of the first of its kind and soon became a milestone in Austria’s skiing history.

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Skiing in Kitzbühel. Since 1892. Skiing and Kitzbühel – two words that cannot be separated. The “White Sport” at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm has already been popular since 1892. Skiing is Kitzbühel‘s highlight. Admit it, don’t you also dream of conquering the majestic “Streif ” on your own? 54 lifts connect summits of up to 2000 m above sea level. 170 km of downhill runs and 33 km (21 miles) of ski routes can be found on the slope map. Above all, the easily accessible backcountry offers countless possibilities for backcountry skiing and dozens of romantic ski huts and lodges invite you to stop for a bite to eat or a drink.

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The Skiing Area. Without any doubt, snow secure Kitzbühel is known as one of the world‘s top ski resorts. Especially skilled skiers are drawn to Kitzbühel. Embedded into a picturesque landscape lies the “Streif ” – definitely the world‘s most spectacular and legendary course for ski racers and a “must ski” for any ambitious skier.

In 1908 already, ski pioneer Franz Reisch refers to the ski resort’s geographic advantages in his booklet “Skitouren um Kitzbühel” (Skiing around Kitzbühel): Comprising extraordinary amounts of snow, easy accessibility and an unsurpassed number of backcountry skiing routes, Kitzbühel, according to today’s skiing development, becomes a must for all ski fans. Year after year more people are fascinated by Kitzbühel and its surrounding Alps.

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Advanced skiers find everything their hearts desire – magnificent powder runs, mogul skiing, extraordinary carving pleasure and more than 24 km (15 miles) of black slopes. Many small idyllic ski huts invite to a stop on the way. Insiders also appreciate the easily accessible backcountry which provides ideal opportunities for freeriding and offpiste adventure.

Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel (Kitzbühel lift company).

Facts: 170 km (105 miles) of slopes : : 54 cablecars and ski lifts : : 60 perfect prepared ski runs : : 33 km (21 miles) of ski routes : : 24 km (15 miles) of black slopes : : top freeriding : : 56 ski huts : : overwhelming ski experience the Streif : : ski lift capacity of 100.000 persons|h : : 1.5 million ski guests | year

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Climate and Snow. In 1908, Franz Reisch referred to the peculiarities of Kitzbühel’s microclimate in his skiing guide booklet. Winters are long with high precipitation.

The distinct climate ensures long lasting snowfalls and large amounts of fresh snow. Kitzbühel’s climate is more inner alpine and more continental than the one in the French or Swiss Alps. Thus temperatures are much lower than in more western regions.

Within the last years, great effort has been put into the extension of technical and artificial snow coverage. Over 750 snow makers boost piste quality when the skiing season begins. Thus Kitzbühel has always been able to guarantee huge amounts of snow. Within the winter seasons 2009|10 and 2010|11, Kitzbühel was Austria’s only non-glacier skiing resort which commenced its winter season in October.

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Facts: : : more than 10 m annual snow fall : : Kitzb端hel microclimate : : 750 snow makers

View from the Hahnenkamm to the southern mountains of Kitzb端hel in winter.

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Modernisation Boom. The initial startup of the “3-S”, a triple-ropemountain cablecar, in 2004 was the trigger for an investment boom in the skiing area Kitzbühel. Since then, over 100 million Euros have been invested into ski lifts and artificial snow production systems. Kitzbühel is up to date!

Investments in ski lifts since 2004 (choice)

Status quo – some technical facts

: : 3-S cablecar from Pengelstein to Wurzhöhe

: : 99 km (62 miles) of artificial snow

: : 10 person cablecar “Maierl”

: : 8 retention reservoirs with a capacity of about 554.700 m3

: : 8 person chairlifts “Kasereck”,

: : 41 snow groomers equipped with

“Ochsalm” and “Steinbergkogel”

the most modern technology

: : 6 person chairlifts “Sonnenrast”,

: : 750 snow makers

“Ehrenbachhöhe” and “Hanglalm” ... and many more

Facts: spectacular 3-S cablecar : : since 2004 : : maximum altitude of 400 m (1.312 ft) : : 2.500 m (8.202 ft) distance from column to column : : total length 3.700 m (2.9 miles) : : capacity 4.200 persons per hour 12 : :

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My favourite Slopes. With Hansi Hinterseer. “Kitzbühel’s skiing area is a paradise for skilled skiers. Countless black and red slopes promise unique skiing pleasure, amazing panoramic views and unforgettable moments in a scenic landscape. These three slopes are my secret tip – you must ski them”:

Raintal, slope no. 4. RED. Due to its eastern exposure, the first sun rays hit the Raintal at dawn – a good choice to start a ski day in the warm and rising morning sun. Close to the slope you can also find excellent powder runs! The Kitzbüheler Horn, also known as “the mountain of the sun” is a snow paradise without artificial snow and perfect sun tanning is guaranteed.

Hansi Hinterseer the skier: : : 6 single victories in the Ski World Cup Series : : Overall winner Giant Slalom World Cup in 1972|73 : : Ski World Championships - Giant Slalom silver medal in 1974 : : Winner of the prestigious Hahnenkamm Slalom in 1974 : : Twice Pro World Champion Downhill (1982, 1983)

Hansi Hinterseer, Downhill Söll 1983

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Carving at the 2000er in front of “Kleiner Rettenstein” (2.216 m).

Kampen, slope no. 22. RED. “Kampen” is a beautiful run from the Hahnenkamm into the city centre of Kitzbühel. Despite of its beauty it never gets too crowded.

Schwarzkogel, slope no. 56. BLACK. Especially advanced skiers will take delight in this impressive slope. With its western exposure you will find from around 1 p.m. onwards the best light for a sunny skiing on this steep and unique slope.

Hansi’s Favourite Slopes : : 15

Snowboarding and Freeskiing. Massive mountains, extraordinary terrain, easily accessible backcountry, a top class snow park and as the icing on the cake the legendary “Kitzbüheler Horn” – these are just some attractions that make snowboarding and freeskiing in Kitzbühel! Kitzbühel is not only well known for its amazing and long skiing tradition but has always had its finger on the pulse. With the opening of the magnificent snow park on the Hanglalm, Kitzbühel has become very appealing to all newschool skiers and snowboarders. It comprises sports and fun with international top standards.

Snowboard impressions.

FactS: : : Kitzbühel Horn : : Resterhöhe : : Tree-runs : : Pillow-runs : : Cliff drops : : “Sick Trick Opening” April 1st to April 3rd 2011

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Freeriding on the Kitzbüheler Horn, Raintal.

DC Snowpark Kitzbühel Hanglalm. DC Snow Park Kitzbühel on Hanglalm is the culmination of innovative development within the last years.

In the DC Snow Park are classic pipes and rail lines, geared to all abilities, and a special tree line, with different tree jib elements. Additionally a brand new area was established last season linking the upper to the lower park area. Both parks offer beginner and medium obstacles guaranteeing perfect jibbing.

DC Snow Park Kitzbühel again offers an innovative and varied park set up for all snowboarders and free skiers. Amongst insiders the DC Snow Park is regarded as one of Austria’s best snow parks.

FactS: : : since 2008 : : beginner line : : main line : : pro line : : 8 kickers : : 3 rails : : 16 boxes : : 8 special jibs Snowboarding and Freeskiing : : 17

Ski Huts ...

Kitzbühel’s skiing area is well known for its culture of traditional ski huts. A total of 56 lodges tempt skiers to stop for a bite to eat. Small, hidden and romantic lodges, individual service and traditional home cooking – that is what the area between the Hahnenkamm and the Resterhöhe is known for. Discover and enjoy yourself!

Enjoy amazing views from our ski huts and lodges in a hospitable surrounding. Come as strangers, leave as friends!

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... and Après Ski. The possibilities to stop for a bite to eat or a mulled wine are equally substantial as the various skiing facilities. The “Après Ski mile” begins at the anterior part of the Hahnenkamm down to the city center, offering a lot of chances to stop by and have a drink. Jump into Kitzbühel’s Après Ski scene. A drink after skiing completes a perfect day.

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Kitzbühel’s Ski Schools. In the 1950s and 1960s Kitzbühel’s ski schools flourished and since then have been world famous.

Ski instructor legend Rudi Monitzer (1897-1966). He was one of Kitzbühel’s best known ski instructors of all times. The so called “Monitzer-Esperanto”, a mix of many different languages as well as expletives of the regional dialect, coined his skiing lessons. Read more about historic Ski-Kitzbühel in Karl Koller’s striking book “Kitzbühel zu meiner Zeit”. Available in Kitzbühel bookshops and the City Museum Kitzbühel. Unfortunately in German only!

Skischule Rote Teufel Kitzbühel (Rudi Sailer) Josef-Herold-Str. 23 • 6370 Kitzbühel T +43 (0)5356 62500 •

Alpin-Experts Jochberg (Beppo Hechenberger) Sonnfeld 1 • 6373 Jochberg T +43 (0)664 1255 171 •

Skischule Element 3 (Manfred Hofer) Klostergasse 8 • 6370 Kitzbühel T +43 (0)5356 72301 •

Skischule Aurach (Andreas Noichl) Wieseneggweg 7 • 6371 Aurach T +43 (0)5356 65804 •

Skischule Jochberg (Alois Schipflinger) Dorf 6 • 6373 Jochberg T +43 (0)5355 5342 •

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Book a ski guide and learn the modern skiing technique. Discover the magnificent powder snow runs and the stunning ski touring slopes around Kitzbühel.

Skischule Reith (Josef Dagn) Kirchweg 6 • 6370 Reith T +43 (0)5356 65496 •

Skischule Wagstätt (Gerhard Krahbichler) Sonnfeldweg 1 • 6373 Jochberg T +43 (0)5355 50074 •

Ski-Alpin-Kitzbühel (Helmut Mitterer) T +43 (0)664 7684534

Skischule Mountain Experience Kitzbühel (Ludwig Götzendorfer) T +43 (0)699 1103 4936 •

Snowsports Kitzbuehel (Michael Blum) Josef-Pirchl Straße 26c • 6370 Kitzbühel T +43 (0)664 3900090 •

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Sports Shops and Ski Rental.

In addition to Kitzbühel’s ski schools, the following sports shops offer ski rental and the sale of sports equipment:

Greenroom Kitzbühel

Intersport Kitzsport

Kirchgasse 7 • 6370 Kitzbühel

Jochberger Straße 7 • 6370 Kitzbühel

T +43 (0) 5356 63223 •

T +43 (0) 5356 62504 •

Hervis Sport & Mode GmbH

Intersport Sport Pepi

Jochberger Straße 89 • 6370 Kitzbühel

Josef Herold-Straße 17 • 6370 Kitzbühel

T +43 (0) 5356 63040 •

T +43 (0) 5356 62504-45 •

Intersport Hahnenkammbahn & Depot

Ober Sport

Hahnenkammstraße 1 • 6370 Kitzbühel

Bichlstraße 8 • 6370 Kitzbühel

T +43 (0) 5356 66737

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Intersport Hornbahn

Schilad‘l (Verleih & Depot)

Hornweg 23a • 6370 Kitzbühel

Sonnfeldweg 1 • 6373 Jochberg

T +43 (0) 5356 62504-36

T +43 (0) 5355 50077 •

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Ski-Snowboard-Langlaufverleih Bruggerhof

Sport 2000 Etz

Reither Straße • 6370 Kitzbühel

Josef-Herold-Straße 12 • 6370 Kitzbühel

T +43 (0) 5356 65496 •

T +43 (0) 5356 66603 •

Skirent Michael

Sport Noichl

Alfons Petzold-Weg 2a • 6370 Kitzbühel

Wieseneggweg 7 • 6371 Aurach

T +43 (0) 5356 72513 •

T +43 (0) 5356 65804 •

SportPRO Boscarolli

Sporthütte Winkler

Dorf 4 • 6370 Reith

Hahnenkammstraße 2a • 6370 Kitzbühel

T +43 (0) 5356 73422 •

T +43 (0) 5356 74728 •

Sport 2000 Etz

Skiverleih Reith

Bichlstraße 7 • 6370 Kitzbühel

Kirchweg 7 • 6370 Reith

T +43 (0) 5356 66603 •

T +43 (0) 5356 65496 •

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Freeriding and Powder Runs. With Axel Naglich. In addition to many ski routes, the easily accessible backcountry offers countless off-piste variations – the perfect playground for freeriders and powder freaks.

“Only a few skiers know about the vast extend of the skiing area. Kitzbühel’s backcountry terrain offers an almost inexhaustible variety for passionate skiers. Another tip: While the weather is bad, skiing can still be enjoyed in Kitzbühel. Even with poor visibility, skiing within the wooded area is still possible.”

Extreme skier Axel Naglich: : : He and Peter Ressman were the first people to conquer the world’s longest downhill slope Mount St. Elias (Alaska, USA). The same named movie is shown in cinemas. : : 3 times winner of “24 Hours of Aspen“ (24 hour ski race) : : 11 years precursor at the “Streif“ : : 10 years one of the leading figures of ski-cross : : Numerous first descents in the Alps, the Caucasus

Blaufeld Ski from Steinbergkogel over the crest to the east (beware of snow cornices!). Enjoy an amazing view on beautiful copious pastures passing the Blaufeldalmen. There is a risk of avalanches – don’t ski down too early into the steep hill. End of tour: Cross country skiing trail in front of the Auwirt in Unteraurach.

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Stuckkogel – Pletzergraben Take a taxi to Oberaigen and hop into one of our snowcats (only possible with a ski guide) which will take you to the top of Stuckkogel. There you can expect top grade skiing experience. End of tour: Pletzgraben Fieberbrunn (you will need a taxi from there!) Please contact Beppo Hechenberger from Ski School Alpine-Experts for the snowcat transport. Mount St. Elias Kino Trailer.

ATTENTION! The ski tours have only been outlined briefly. Spatial orientation is sometimes critical! Risk of avalanches and crash hazards! We strongly recommend a local ski guide!

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Brunnhofer Villa Ski down from Eggl T-bar lift (B9) south to Brunnhofer Villa. Watch out for scattered scarps and edges. They can have the risk of avalanches. Ski down various forest roads and pastures to Hagstein. End of tour: Hornbahn valley station.

Axel Naglich in the west flank of the Kitzb端heler Horn.

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Ski Touring in Kitzbühel. Kitzbühel’s smooth grass hills offer everything the backcountry ski fan’s heart desires. Already ski pioneer Franz Reisch mentioned those beautiful mountains in his first ski touring guide from 1908.

Three well known locals tell you their favorite ski tours. Find out more about local backcountry skiing opportunities on our ski tour site

Thanks to those grass pastures stretching up to the mountain top region, a mere 50 cm of fresh snow ensures perfect powder snow conditions.

Attention avalanches! Prior to each ski tour check the homepage of the Avalanche Warning Service! Safety equipment (shovel, probe and transceiver) essential! For perfect and safe pleasure: book a local ski and mountain guide! 26 : :

Schützkogel, 2.069 m “In 1908, Franz Reisch already recommended the tour to Schützkogel. In the midst of grassy hills the passionate skiers find fantastic views of the so called Kaisergebirge, Hohe Tauern and Steinere Meer. Furthermore one can follow historical copper mining traces.”

Dr. Christian Harisch, chairman Kitzbühel Tourist Board Starting point: Aurach, Oberhausenweg. Difference in altitude: 1.021 m

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Stuckkogel, 1.888 m “Stuckkogel is the local ski mountain und has already been conquered with skis for over 100 years. Smooth and beautifully hilly terrain awaits ski touring fans. Thanks to the well prepared ski routes number 50 and 51, the Stuckkogel becomes an ideal tour also for beginners. Additionally it serves as a perfect night tour after sunset.”

Dr. Klaus Winkler, mayor of Kitzbühel Starting point: former valley station Bichlalmbahn, near Bichlhof. At good snow conditions: Kögler Graben. Difference in altitude: 993 m or 1.088 m

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Brechhorn, 2.032 m “Brechhorn is an amazing ski mountain! However, you are hardly alone up here. The word-ofmouth has already spread that this tour offers ideal slopes from top to bottom. Amazing views can be enjoyed on top of the mountain.”

David Kreiner, OIympia gold medal winner, team Nordic Combined, Vancouver 2010. Starting point: Aschau bei Kirchberg. Difference in altitude: 1.072 m

More information under: Ski Touring : : 27

Places of Energy.

Splendid and memorable views of “Hofer-Schneid”, Kitzbüheler Horn.

A place of energy is a site of special appeal and aura which seems to have positive influence on people. Such a spot often unites geometric power-lines. Hence you can let your soul tangle, feel good, relax and recharge your batteries.

Kitzbüheler Horn. The “Horn” is a very special energizer. Unique 360 degree views from the summit – enjoy the Hohe Tauern, grassy hills and the Wilder Kaiser to only mention a few. Before the transmitter was built, a chapel had been on top of Hornspitze, honouring this special energizing spot. Tip: Visit the new Horn-Chapel underneath the top station of the Horn funicular and find your personal energizer near the summit.

Steinbergkogel, old top station. From top station Steinbergkogel, crossing run number 23 (“Griesalm”) to former top station. Follow the ridge upwards until you reach the first rock formations. Feel the special quality of this site and enjoy an outstanding view.

Summit Bärenbadkogel. Passing the lodge you will find a path towards the summit. Get an impressive 360 degree view right from the center of the skiing area. Tip: Look out for the engraved quote on the summit’s cross.

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Cross-Country Skiing. With David Kreiner. Cross-country skiing in Kitzbühel implies pure winter feeling in a sunny and picturesque landscape. More than 100 km of perfectly groomed trails are available for both, classic style cross-country skiers and skaters.

The perfect shaped Sportloipe-Trail is David Kreiner’s most favorite training track. Stunning views on Kitzbühel’s mountainside: Wilder Kaiser (2.344m) in the north, Kitzbühler Horn (2.000 m) in the east, Hahnenkamm (1.712 m) and Großer Rettenstein (2.362 m) in the south.

Updated information on Nordic trail conditions under

Guaranteed snow on all cross-country trails : : Sportloipe-Track at Golfclub Kitzbühel-Schwarzsee-Reith (floodlit and maintained with artificial snow) : : High-altitude trail on Kitzbüheler Horn : : Nordic trail in Aschau near Kirchberg : : High-altitude trail at Pass Thurn, Breitmoos

David‘s climaxes as a Nordic Combined athlete: : : Olympic victory, team competition. Vancouver 2010. : : World Championships silver medal, team competition. Lahti 2001. : : World Championships bronze medal, team competition. Oberstdorf 2005. : : Overall victory Summer Grand Prix 2007.

„On the beautiful hilly Sportloipe-Track, classic style cross-country skiers and skaters can be found. Tourists, locals and juniors of K.S.C., all levels and abilities use the Nordic track and benefit from it. After dark the trail is floodlit and is also maintained with artificial snow.“

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Beautiful high-altitude Nordic trail on Trattalm, Kitzb端heler Horn.

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Sports and Fun. Off the Ski Pistes.

Mercedes-Benz Sportpark Sportfeld 1 • 6370 Kitzbühel T +43 (0)5356 2022 • • Events & entertainment of all kinds • 1.800 m2 event arena for gala nights, big events or trade shows, etc. • 350 m2 foyer overlooking the ice arena and climbing wall • 95 m2 SKY lounge with roof terrace – combined with amazing views of Kitzbühel

Training camps, associations & groups • Training, competitions etc. for (inter-)national pro and hobby leagues – fully-equipped, spacious infrastructure such as cloakrooms or conference rooms etc. available Restaurant for all tastes (T +43 (0)5356 20224) • Spacious restaurant with traditional Tyrolean cuisine with a touch of Italy • Diverse lunch table Versatile range of sports offers : : Austria Curling training center : : 1.800 m2 of ice area : : 4 curling alleys (fall to spring) : : 850 m2 climbing area – height: 17 m : : 100 m2 bouldering area : : Asphalt curling : : 3 indoor tennis courts and 6 outdoor courts : : 2 bowling alleys : : Yoga • mental coaching • therapeutic climbing

More Winter Sports. Winter in Kitzbühel captivates everyone with its huge variety and possibilities. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking, ice-skating, and many more guarantee memorable moments in an impressive and picturesque natural setting.

Hiking in winter. Explore Kitzbühel and its picturesque surrounding villages in an extraordinary way. While hiking on various cleared and well-maintained walking and hiking routes, the cold winter season develops a certain charm. Seize the opportunity to recharge your batteries and relax in idyllic natural and amazing surroundings. Guided winter walks from Kitzbühel Tourist Office: Meeting time: Monday to Friday 9:45 a.m.

Indoor sports. Regardless of all weather conditions, indulge yourself with a relaxing day in the Aquarena located in the center of Kitzbühel. Swimming pools, a sauna, a wellness area, tanning-beds and mud baths – the Aquarena offers everything the heart desires. Also explore our hotel’s recreational areas and Kitzbühel‘s fitness centers. More information on

Ice sport. The pleasure of ice skating can be enjoyed on the ice rink at the Sportpark Kitzbühel as well as on the cleared nature rink at lake Schwarzsee. Aurach, Reith and Gieringer Weiher provide perfect conditions for curling. The training center of Austria’s Curling Federation is also located in Sportpark.

Valartis Bank Snow Polo World Cup. Kitzbühel is starting the year with an action-packed snow show. The Polo horses will spend 3 days galloping around the Münichauer Wiese showground just outside of Kitzbühel. Enjoy free entry to this exclusive world class event! More information on

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The colorful row of houses in Kitzb端hel were coined by Alfons Walde.

Hahnenkamm Race. Every year in January Kitzbühel becomes the centre of attraction to all skiing fans – the world’s best athletes get together and celebrate the highlight of the World Cup calendar.

The world’s most popular ski race depicts Kitzbühel’s social and sporty climax. Fans, celebrities, and reporters from all over the world make their way up to the Streif and the parties in the historic center of town. Kitzbühel almost bursts at the seams. A multitude of parties and side events complement this spectacular week.

Facts: : : 85.000 visitors : : 500 million TV contacts : : 550.000 EUR prize money : : Legendary since 1931 : : Parties and side events


Tuesday, January 18 11.30 am

Team inspection | Downhill training

Wednesday, January 19 10.00 am

International JUNIOR-RACE - 1st run

11.30 am

Training Hahnenkamm downhill race

01.00 pm

International JUNIOR-RACE - 2nd run

Thursday, January 20 11.30 am


Friday, January 21 11.30 am


06.30 pm

Public draw of start numbers for


Saturday, January 22 11.30 am


02.00 pm


06.30 pm Award Ceremony HAHNENKAMM RACE &

Public draw of start numbers for


Sunday, January 23 10.15 am


01.30 pm


Followed by Award Ceremony HAHNENKAMM SLALOM

and HAHNENKAMM Alpine Combined

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The Streif Downhill. The famous Streif downhill is known as the world’s most spectacular downhill race course. Every year in January the best skiing athletes fight for a place on the podium.

Apart from the Hahnenkamm race weekend the Streif downhill slope is open to the public. Crucial passages such as the “Mausefalle”-Jump, the steep Steilhang passage, the “Hausbergkante”Jump or the final section are marked as “extreme ski routes”. Most of the time they are very icy and therefore only recommended to expert skiers.

Hans Knaus “in Extremis”. Legendary Streif tracking shot in 2009.

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Austrian Ski Star Michael Walchhofer at the “Hausbergkante”-Jump.

Facts: : : Jumps up to 80 m : : Gradient up to 85% : : Speed up to 140 km|h (87 mph) : : Difference in altitude 860 m : : Total length – 3.312 m : : Sea level start area – 1.665 m : : Sea level finish area – 805 m

Family Streif. The Family Streif bypasses all extreme passages of the original downhill course and thus becomes a “red ski run” on Kitzbühel’s ski slope map.

Parallel Streif. Thanks to modifications in summer 2010, the Streif can now also be used throughout the preparations for the race week in January. Absolute piste closures prior to the race are a thing of the past. Kitzbühel Ski Club president Dr. Michael Huber recommends the newly created Super-G start as Kitzbühel‘s most impressive vantage point.

Mini Streif. The Mini Streif for children can be found near the hotel Ramushof and Ganslernbahn at the bottom of the world-renowned Hahnenkamm slope. In its agility course kids can develop their skiing skills in a playful way. Playful learning at its best!

Did you know? The world-renowned downhill slope was named after the Streifalm, located on the upper part of the race course. The Alm in turn, most likely got its name from a farmer in Westendorf named Straiff.

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Streif records Record winner Downhill race : : Franz Klammer - 4 victories

Ganslern records Record winner Slalom : : Ingemar Stenmark – 5 victories

Record winner Streif : : Hermann Maier – 6 victories (5x Super-G, 1xDownhill) Track record 1997 : : Fritz Strobl - 1.51.58 min

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Hahnenkamm poster 2011, designed by Johannes Maria Braun.

Ganslern. Ganslern is one of the last truly classic slalom slopes in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

The race course especially impresses with its variety of terrain. Edges and bumps aggravate a smooth rhythm but exactly this seems to add zest and makes Ganslern so unique.

For decades the world’s slalom racing elite has gathered in Kitzbühel to measure its skills. Take your chance on Ganslern slope as well or watch the juniors of Kitzbühel Ski Club train. The start is at the top station of the GanslernBahn chairlift (A2) or the lower part of the Family Streif.

Did you know? The name Ganslern derives from a nearby river called Gänsbach. Until 1993 a mountain farm which was called Ganslern was also located here.

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Kitzbühel Ski Club (K.S.C.). Since 1902. Kitzbühel Ski Club was founded in 1902 and is among the world’s most prestigious ski clubs.

After its 108 years of existence, the K.S.C. counts 6.500 members from 30 nations – achievements are unique around the world. 51 medals at Olympic Games and Ski World Championships complete the extraordinary image of K.S.C.

Two of the most important functions of K.S.C. are organizing the Hahnenkamm race and supporting young athletes in Alpine skiing, snowboarding, freeskiing, ski-cross, cross-country skiing and Nordic Combined. Since 2010 Dr. Michael Huber has been president of K.S.C.

Logo designed by Alfons Walde.

Facts: : : 6.500 members : : Founded in 1902 : : 51 medals Olympic Games and World Champs : : Organizer of the renowned Hahnenkamm Race : : Promotion of young athletes

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K.S.C.’s youngsters in training. Winter 1908.

Ski Racing for Companies and Everyone. Many passionate skiers dream of racing the world famous Hahnenkamm run on their own.

Kitzbühel Ski Club makes this dream come true – for you, your staff or your friends. An individual ski race will especially be arranged for you and your company, your club, your family or your friends.

No matter if you are beginner or an advanced skier – everyone can compete in the SkiKitzArena. We are looking forward to responding to your wishes. All information under: Kitzbühel Ski Club (K.S.C.) Hinterstadt 4 • 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria T +43 5356 62301-0 • F +43 5356 71989

Ski down the world renowned Ganslern slope and the Rasmusleiten – the bottom parts of the Streif downhill slope. A race against time!

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Kitzb端hel Skiing History.

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Franz Reisch and his ski colleagues. Ascent to Kitzb端heler Horn around 1900.

Since 1892. Kitzbühel and skiing – a timeless and legendary combination. No other skiing resort in the Alps can date back to such a long and triumphant history.

After first attempts in December 1892, legendary Franz Reisch managed to ski down the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain in March 1893. It was the first high-alpine ski run in Austria. Reisch ranks among one of the most significant ski pioneers throughout the Alpine region. Toni Sailer, being one of the most successful athletes ever in skiing, became the first global winter sport star in history.

Some highlights of Kitzbühel’s skiing history 1892

First steps in skiing by Franz Reisch in December 1892.


Franz Reisch completes Austria‘s first high-altitude ski run from Kitzbüheler Horn summit, March 15.


First ski race in Kitzbühel. Winner: Josef Herold.


Foundation of “Kitzbühel Winter Sport Association” – 1931 renamed Kitzbühel Ski Club (K.S.C.).


First Tyrolean Ski Championship, placed in Kitzbühel.


Foundation of Kitzbühel Ski School; since 1950 known as “Rote Teufel” (Red Devils).


Hahnenkamm gondola – Austria’s first ski lift is put into operation.


First Hahnenkamm races, March 28 and 29.


Edward VIII Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, spends his skiing holiday in Kitzbühel and

prompts a boom with British guests.


Karl Koller takes over Kitzbühel Ski School which then becomes world-famous.


Toni Sailer succeeds in Cortina d’Ampezzo which shoots him to international fame overnight.

He won three Olympic gold medals and four World Champs gold medals in Cortina d‘Ampezzo.


Ernst Hinterseer wins Olympic Gold in Slalom in Squaw Valley (USA).


James Lovell, Commander of the legendary Apollo 13, spends his skiing holiday in Kitzbühel.


Hansi Hinterseer becomes pro Downhill World Cup winner.


The 3S triple rope gondola commences operation and becomes the world’s most modern mountain cablecar.

2007 Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann, two extreme skiers from Kitzbühel, conquer Mount St. Elias (Alaska). 2010

David Kreiner, being part of the Nordic Combined team, wins Olympic gold in the Team Competition.

The other members were F. Gottwald, M. Stecher and B. Gruber.

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Toni Sailer ... outstanding skiing success and his Charisma made Toni Sailer the first international winter sports star ever. He and his so-called Skiing Dream Team were dominating the skiing circuit of their time.

„Am Fudschijama blüht kein Edelweiß.“

Facts: : : 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo : : 3 times Olympic gold : : 7 times World Championship gold : : Head coach of the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) : : Race director for the Hahnenkamm Race : : Part of more than 20 film and TV productions : : 18 music records

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Toni Sailer’s sports records speak for themselves: three Olympic gold medals, seven triumphs in the World Championship and in addition several stunning victories on all classic race slopes all over the world. Despite that, Toni Sailer was much more – already a legend in his lifetime. At the age of 22 only, Toni Sailer retires from skiing. He becomes a student at Berlin acting school and is seen in various theatre and TV productions. While visiting Tokyo, he is given an overwhelming welcome by Crown Prince Akihito and 250.000 fans at the airport.

... and the Skiing Dream Team. For 30 years Toni Sailer was in charge of the children’s ski school “Rote Teufel”. In 1999 he is given Austria’s Sportsman of the Century award. Ten years later, on October 24, the ski hero from Kitzbühel dies at the age of 74.

The legendary Alpine Skiing Dream Team plays a very decisive role in Kitzbühel’s ski history. In the 1950s the best ski racers of the world come from Kitzbühel. Toni Sailer, Ernst Hinterseer, Hias Leitner, Anderl Molterer, Fritz Huber and Christian Pravda dominate the skiing circuit. Between the 1950s and 1960s the Dream Team wins 27 medals in Olympic Games and in World Championships.

Skiing Dream Team 1956: Ernst Hinterseer, Hias Leitner, Christian Pravda, Fritz Huber jr., Anderl Molterer, Toni Sailer.

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Karl Koller. And the “Red Devils”. In 1927 Kitzbühel Ski School is founded. especially under the management (1950 – 1975) of Karl Koller it soon gains international fame. Being a marketing genius Karl Koller and Alfons Walde introduce red pullovers, red beanies and modern posters – the so-called “Rote Teufel” (Red Devils) are born.

Karl Koller, outstanding head of “Rote Teufel”. Some famous guests of the “Rote Teufel”: : : Edward Windsor, Prince of Wales, later King of the British Empire. : : Kirk Douglas, movie star. : : Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, head of Ismailits. : : Soraya, Queen of Persia. : : James Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13. : : Romy Schneider, movie star ... and many more! Naturally today, a lot of celebrities from politics, economy and show business from all over the world use the services of Kitzbühel’s ski schools. For confidentiality reasons we are unable to publish names.

Hansi Hinterseer sings the song of Kitzbühel’s ski insructors.

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The historical Logo designed by Alfons Walde.

Entrepreneur Koller invents the so-called “Topfskischule”, where all skiing instructors have a share in the profits. Along with ski pioneer and “Father of Wedeling” Stefan Kruckenhauser, Koller revolutionizes modern ski teaching methods (short ski method or playful learning for kids). He also pioneers boarder-cross and ski-cross with his “Teufelspiste” (Devil’s Piste) at the Interski Congress in Garmisch in 1971. On top of this he publishes numerous books and videos on skiing and its teaching methods.

The Kitzbühel Ski School is the world’s biggest and most prestigious one throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Within decades Kitzbühel’s ski instructors sprawl to all ski regions throughout the world and play an influential role in spreading ski sport, most notably within the USA. For more than 30 years, Toni Sailer is head of the children’s ski school “Rote Teufel” in Kitzbühel. In 1985 his brother Rudi Sailer takes over and has since then been manager of the Red Devils.

Skiing instructors of the “Rote Teufel” with their short skis at Eggl-ski lift on Kitzbüheler Horn. About 1970.

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Mining, Agriculture and Skiing.

For more than 3.000 years mining has formed the alpine world around Kitzbühel. Due to enormous demands for timber, large areas have been cleared. Thus, the cornerstone was laid for spacious slopes on the numerous impressive pastures.

Heating the ovens for ore mining required enormous amounts of timber. The safeguarding of various galleries and shafts, as well as building houses and shelters for people, animals and tools also demanded extraordinarily huge amounts. Mining and agriculture have moulded the landscape. Since then farmers have looked after and maintained the local countryside down to the present day. To them we owe our amazing mountains. Respect our heritage! Let’s not damage fences or forest!

Did you know? From 1540 to 1774 copper and silver were mined at Rerobichl in Bichlach. The so-called “Heiliggeistschacht”, with a depth of 886 m (2906 ft), was the deepest shaft of its time (140 m – 460 ft below sea level!).

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Miners and farmers cleared and cultivated those pastures where today people enjoy skiing at its best. View from the Hocheckh端tte to the Kitzb端heler Horn.

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Kitzbühel in Summer. Just as snow starts to melt in the mountains around Kitzbühel summer commences in the valley.

Center of golf in the Alps. 4 golf courses in Kitzbühel and 30 more within a distance of 100 km (62 miles) make Kitzbühel the center of golf in the Alps. Tennis has had a long tradition. Various tennis courts await you. Triathletes, swimmers and sun-seekers can be found at the picturesque lake Schwarzsee throughout the summer months.

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Hiking | Climbing. Hiking is the most popular summer sport in Kitzbühel. More than 1.000 km (621 miles) of hiking paths for all ability levels provide a huge variety for young and old. Climbing at Wilder Kaiser and the impressive nearby glaciers of the Hohe Tauern extend the range for extreme mountaineers.

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Top Events. Events such as Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon World Cup Series, Hansi Hinterseer Fan Week or the ATP Tennis Austrian Open promote Kitzbühel’s summer worldwide. The triathlon itself gains more than 300 million TV contacts worldwide.

KitzRunning | KitzRoadbike. While people still ski down the Streif, endurance sport lovers enjoy a total of 170 km (106 miles) of running and walking paths in the valley. At the same time the first road bikers are seen on one of 1.200 km (747 miles) road bike routes.

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Munich 125 km

A 12

Salzburg 80 km Vienna 380 km



St. Johann in Tirol 173










A 12

Aurach 171

Innsbruck 95 km Zurich 370 km Milan 480 km



Motorway Federal Highway Railway Road number Pass


Lienz 88 km

The fastest way to Kitzbühel. Location Ideal transport links, with excursions to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich possible Altitude 800 to 2,000 metres above sea level Arrival From the direction of Innsbruck: Inntal motorway A12 to Wörgl, 30 km along national highway to Kitzbühel From Germany: Inntal motorway A12 to the Kufstein Süd exit, 26 km along the Eiberg national highway to Kitzbühel Munich 125 km, Innsbruck 95 km, Salzburg 80 km Kitzbühel International Train Station

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