• Kühtai

Best for

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Freeride
  • Ski in – Ski out
  • Snow-Sure
  • Short Transfer
  • Ski weekends
  • Families
  • Great Value
  • Premium Spa Hotels

At a glance

88 km
of pistes (47 km in Kuhtai)
Resort height
Top Lift
Mountain Restaurants
INN '45
Transfer time (hours)

Kühtai Ski Holidays

“High, snow-sure slopes, ski in-ski out Hotels and a super short transfer from Innsbruck”

At 2,020 metres, Kühtai is Austria’s highest resort village offering snow-sure skiing from early December to late April and a clutch of ski in-ski out Hotels. It’s a small-scale resort just 35 kilometres from Innsbruck with a transfer time of around 45 minutes making it an ideal choice for a shorter ski break.

Kühtai’s ski area is aimed at families and good intermediate skiers with skiing up to 2,520 metres. There is 47 kilometres of piste locally and the lift pass covers nearby HochOetz (short hop on the ski bus, 41 kilometres of piste) taking the total kilometres on offer to a respectable 88 kilometres.

The resort, lifts and hotels are located on both sides of the high mountain pass and Hotels are either ski in-ski out or a very short walk to the nearest lift.

On the Mountain 

Thanks to the altitude, you can expect excellent snow conditions throughout the winter season and there are 27 modern lifts across the Kühtai-Hochoetz Ski Area.

Novice children are especially well catered for with nursery lifts and magic carpet lifts at the foot of the mountains within easy walking distance of your accommodation. The rest of the ski area is best suited to good intermediates and above with a network of reds and easy blacks and a freestyle snowpark (KPark).

Advanced skiers will find plenty of freeride terrain around the mountain (it is rarely busy here) and there are some good ski touring options too.

Off the Mountain 

Kühtai is fairly low-key during the week - although you can expect more day-trippers at the weekend - and there is, of course, the obligatory umbrella bar for a spot of apres-ski. Other than this, entertainment tends to be mainly Hotel-based with ‘Bar 2020’ catering for the later, weekend crowd. Hotels have excellent pool and wellness areas and there is weekly night skiing and tobogganing on offer.

Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights

  • Enjoy the thrill of tobogganing on Kühtai’s 3-kilometre long flood-lit trail
  • Experience flood-lit night skiing Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • Lunch at the Dorfstadl, a traditional Austrian Inn in the heart of Kühtai
  • Try not to fill up your Insta-feed with the knock-out, panoramic views from the Hotel Mooshaus’s SkyPool
  • Experience typical Tyrolean on-mountain hospitality and fare at the Dreiseenhutte (3-lakes hut auf Englisch!)