Salzburg 1 hr 45 mins
· draught beer €3.40 · bottle of house wine €12.50 · coffee €2.20 · burger & fries €6.60
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So what's it like?
A top Austrian resort both on and off the slopes
Kitzbühel is one of the most architecturally exquisite ski towns of the Alps, with medieval archways, pastel-painted houses and cobbled streets. Offering a mixture of challenging terrain, great snow conditions and a unique ambience, this fashionable resort has got it all. The Hahnenkamm area, reached by gondola from the centre of Kitzbühel, is also the stage for the mighty Hahnenkamm race, taking place 24-26th January 2014. The stylish town is buzzing with atmosphere, and it is no wonder Kitzbühel has been one of Austria's top ski resorts for so many years.
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.
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.
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. Try:
· O' Flannigans Irish bar · The Londoner (live music every night) · Das Lichtl · Pavillion Bar · Highways · Aurach: Hotel based or take short taxi ride to Kitzbühel.
Kitzbühel: · 25m Aquarena pool with large fun-pool (50% reduction with full lift-pass) plus mud baths & saunas (extra) · Fitness studio · Indoor tennis & squash · Sleigh rides · Skating rink · Cross-country skiing · Hahnenkamm Race (25-27th Jan)
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
73rd Hahnenkamm Race Weekend
In 2013 Kitzbühel will be staging the 73rd 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 2013 race weekend will take place from 25th to 27th January 2013.
Snow Savers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free
• Free lift pass for children born 2008 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.