- Advent Christmas Market
- Great New Years’ Day Fireworks and Ski Show
- Valartis Bank Snow Polo World Cup
- Hahnenkamm Race
- Sick Trick Tour
- Streif Vertical Up
Water World - After a hard day on the slopes you can treat yourself to some down time in the pool
Tobogganing - Providing you aren’t too tired from your day on the mountain, head to Kirchberg for tobogganing down the illuminated track!
Ice Skating - Kitzbuhel boasts two ice rinks, one indoor at the Mercedes-Benz sports park and when it is cold enough an outdoor one on Lake Schwarzee
Nordic Walking - Some of the best walking routes take you from Kitzbuhel out to Lake Schwarzee and beyond. Well signposted and some relatively flat walks, something for non-skiers to occupy themselves
Shopping - Kitzbuhel is notorious for its high end, designer shops. If it is a Rolex you are looking for you’ll be spoilt for choice as Kitzbuhel is home to 3!
Nightlife - With its traditional Tyrolean bars, the Irish bar and English bar there are lots of options for you to keep your Après going until you’re ready to go home
GMT + 1 hour
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
COST OF LIFT PASSES (based on Dolomiti SuperSki pass)
** Seniors aged 65 and above
*** Family passes are available in some resorts
Please note that the above shows average prices, not resort specific.
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server EUR 50 for a EUR 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
The nearest airports to Kitzbuhel are:
- Salzburg (75km)
- Innsbruck (97km)
- Munich (165km)
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.