Our most picturesque Austrian resort
Published: 31st October 2016
Located along the River Kitzbuhler Ache in the Tyrol region, the town of Kitzbühel is not only known for its skiing.
The car-free centre is lined with traditional-styled houses and high-end shops. Various cafes and eateries allow groups to take in the sights. Throughout winter the idyllic sugar-dusting layering across the street adds to a festive atmosphere.
With a population hovering around the 8,000 mark, the town comes to life during the ski season as skiers and boarders descend upon the town as they seek out the best Austria has to offer. An average of 180 days of snow makes Kitzbühel a reliable option for school ski groups, while the famous Streif places the resort town on the map of the downhill skiing elite. While the famous Hahnenkamm may draw the eyes of the experienced skier, the slopes cater for all abilities with even newbies able to enjoy captivating views.
From the groomed slopes to the hotchpotch of coloured buildings and cobbled streets in the town centre, Kitzbühel certainly catches our eye.