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The Community of Kitzbühel
Kitzbühel is situated at 762 m above sea level in the province of Tyrol. The community has 8.544 inhabitants and covers an area of 58,02 km².
The Weather in Kitzbühel
Mean annual temperature is 7,1 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.395,4 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in July at 189,3 mm, at its lowest in December at 63,7 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.
Kitzbühel is one of Tyrol’s best known and most glamorous winter sport resorts . The highlight of each year is the legendary Hahnenkamm race, which is one of the toughest competitions in the world cup.
Skiing in the Kitzbühel Alps
Kirchberg, Pass Thurn and Kitzbühel are among the biggest ski areas in Austria with 170 kilometres of slopes. The Kitzbühel lifts are state-of-the-art and transport winter sport enthusiasts fast to Pengelstein Mountain or Resterhöhe Mountain. Cross-country skiers will love the 40 km of tracks.
©Kitzbühel Tourismus (1:Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, 2:©Markus Mitterer, 3: ©Albin Niederstrasser)
If staying a little longer, skiing is even more fun: Aschau links Kitzbühel to the Ski World of the Wilde Kaiser Mountain. The Kitzbühel Alpen Skipass is valid from Westendorf to Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser.
The Streif on the Hahnenkamm Mountain in Kitzbühel
The spectacular Hahnenkamm race is regarded as the most demanding race course in the alpine world cup and attracts more than 100.000 spectators each year. While the athletes race down a slope with an 85% gradient, stars like Franz Beckenbauer and Boris Becker meet in the finish area.
©Kitzbühel Tourismus (1,2,3: © medialounge)
Kitzbühel is also worth visiting in summer: many cycle and mountain bike races such as “KitzalpBike” take place in the small city. This holiday destination is also a golfer’s paradise with four golf courses, one even at 1600 m.
There is always something going on in Kitzbühel - Austrian Open Air Tennis Tournament, Kitzbühel Oldtimer Alpine Rally, Triathlon World Cup ….
Very close: Kirchberg, Brixen im Thale, Westendorf, Hopfgarten im Brixental, St. Johan in Tirol, Ellmau, Söll, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
Other destinations: Reith bei Kitzbühel, Aurach, Jochberg, Oberndorf in Tirol, Going