One of the most popular ski resorts in the world, Kitzbühel offers the most difficult downhill ski trail -- the famous (or infamous!) Streif! Don't let that scare you away though. Of the 60 groomed trails, there are runs available for every skill level. Beginner? Hit the ski schools and you'll be carving in no time. Expert? The ungroomed trails are your friend. Here you'll find deep powder and plenty of trees to keep you on your toes.
Just like Monaco on the Formula One Grand Prix circuit, Kitzbühel is one of the classic stops on the World Cup skiing tour with its Hahnenkamm race, famous for breaking bones, dreams and making men look like boys. It is not all death-defying ski runs in Kitzbühel as there are 170 kilometers of runs and over 50 lifts to choose from. Even the world famous Hahnenkamm slope is a red run for most of its path and eminently skiable for most average skiers. It is only when the army gets to work on it for the race, spraying it with water; that it takes on its infamous leg-breaking nature.