Best forIntermediates Advanced Apres-ski Short transfer Great value
Kirchberg is Kitzbühel’s sister resort located just 6 kilometres from Kitzbuhel and offers access to the same ski area as Kitzbuhel (160 km piste), excellent après-ski and all-round better value than Kitzbuhel. There is an excellent choice of quality hotels and there are three modern lifts from Kirchberg which access the Kitzbuhel ski area plus a connection from Kirchberg into the Ski Welt area via Westendorf.
From Kirchberg, the Fleckalmbahn, the new Maierlbahn (2010) and the Pengelstein 2 lifts give direct access to the main ski area with 165 kilometres of piste to explore and terrain to challenge all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Once in the main Kitzbuhel-Kirchberg ski area, recent lift investment has dramatically improved efficiency and the state of the art 3S Gondola between Pengelstein and Jochberg now allows skiers and snowboarders to complete the 'Ski Safari' in both directions.
The Ki-West lift from Kirchberg also allows skiers to access the resorts of the Ski Welt via Westendorf and the Kitzbuheler Alpen All-Star pass covers all of these areas plus more.
There is extensive snow-making throughout the area and it is worth noting that more snow falls at a lower altitude in this part of Austria than further west in the Alps.
Kirchberg has its own wide nursery slopes by the Gaisberg and Maierl chairlifts close to the resort centre.
Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will find no shortage of challenges and will relish the prospect of cruising most of the runs during their stay. On powder days, advanced and expert riders should head for the wide open fields of Jochberg and Pass Thurn and the bowls at the back of Pengelstein.
Snowboarders have a great area to explore and the Kitzbuheler Horn has its own fun park with kickers and rails.
Kirchberg has a picturesque, traditional resort centre with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and a good après-ski scene which is different from nearby Kitzbuhel: the entertainment is less glitzy and better value and, for those who still seek the high life, Kitzbuhel is just a short hop away in a local minibus taxi.
Please note that we do not have full-time Resort Managers in Kirchberg. Our team are based in nearby Fieberbrunn and are always contactable by mobile.