Austria’s highest ski village, Kühtai is known for its exceptional snowsure slopes and family-friendly facilities.
The road up to the resort of Kühtai at 2,017 metres above sea level is long and winding, passing through stunning alpine landscape as it makes its way up to this sunny plateau with many hotels and home to what is Austria’s highest ski village. Thanks to their exceptional altitude, Kühtai’s slopes sometimes even remain open until early May. It is a 40min drive from Innsbruck and a free ski bus connects it with the capital of Tyrol.
Kühtai is first and foremost known as a family-friendly ski area. Advantages range from special hourly ski passes and very reasonable prices to excellent facilities such as conveyor-belt lifts and easy draglifts designed for the needs of children. Snowboarders and freestylers will enjoy the funpark, while advanced and expert skiers can explore the resort’s many red runs. Away from the marked slopes there is plenty of interesting terrain for ski touring enthusiasts, especially around the Sulzkogel (3,016m) and the Pirchkogel (2,828m) mountains.
As well as the resort’s many huts, Kühtai also has plenty of pubs and restaurants such as the Dorfstadl. Twice a week the slopes are lit up for night skiing, with the piste down from the Zum Kaiser Maximilian hut open right through until 11:30pm. Lift passes for Kühtai are also valid for the nearby resort of Hochoetz, which can be reached using a free shuttle service. When you visit between 03.-17.12. and stay at least 3 nights then your ski pass is added at no extra cost.
Kühtai is also part of the SKI plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck which includes 13 ski areas around Innsbruck with a total of 300km of pistes. The same pass also grants access to 22 sightseeing attractions in Innsbruck.
Air – Innsbruck is by far the most convenient airport, only 35km away. Munich & Zurich airports are 3-3.5hr drive away which are both easily accessible by train from Innsbruck.
Train and bus – Kühtai is only 40 minutes from Innsbruck airport. Whilst there are no direct rail service, it is very easy to take a train to Innsbruck and then the free ski bus to Kühtai.
It operates daily on multiple routes between Innsbruck and several of the ski resorts covered by the Ski plus City pass Stubai – Innsbruck. All you need to take with you is a Welcome Card and your skiwear. The Welcome Card is available from your accommodation provider at no extra cost. Thanks to the ski bus, you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space. It is a quick and easy way to get to the slopes and back to your hotel in the afternoon. Plus you can treat yourself to a drink or two during après-ski before heading back down into town.
Airport and hotel transfers – Private transfers are available to Kuhtai from the airports & can provide the most efficient, & for larger groups, cost-effective mode of travel to Kuhtai.
There are a variety of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation options that can be booked independently here.
Packages can be booked with Ski Solutions.
You can find an overview of Kühtai’s best eateries here.
Do not miss the Kühtai institution of Dorfstadl.
Kühtai © Innsbruck Tourismus Christian Vorhofer
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