Summit Elevation 2,520 meters, 8,267’, Vertical
12 lifts, 36 trails, 30 kilometers of skiing, night skiing
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Kühtai is cool, this Austrian ski resort just 35-minutes from Innsbruck is high
alpine with spectacular Alps views and multiple aspects so you can follow the
sun. Kühtai is Austria’s highest alpine base village at 2,020 meters or 6,627’,
offering great lifts, ego pleasing terrain, and typically good snow given its
elevation. There is nothing super steep, its also super pleasant skiing at
perfect for families with just enough hotels at the base, and well-organized kids ski schools.
It would be incredibly relaxing to spend a week of family ski holiday at Kühtai,
no driving, walk to everything, just enough shops and restaurants, and wonderful
views in every direction.
Modern lifts like a Panoramic gondola and six packs bring skiers to Kühtai's
three-dozen well-groomed wide open pistes spread out on two sides of the valley.
Venturing just a bit to the side of the prepared trails, free skiers will find some fresh low
angle off-piste powder in between, still returning to the base of the lifts.
Hutte Maximillian is the best on-mountain chalet for
lunch and schnapps at Kuhtai, always in the sun. The music plays and the staff
is fun and efficient serving Tyrolean fare Schnitzel, goulash, all the hearty
favorites at this family run hut. For après ski there are a few bars at the
base of Kuhtai.
Kühtai also shares a lift ticket with
nearby Hochotz, also Hoch which is in the Otztal Valley, a 20 minute free shuttle down a
beautiful snow canyon to Ochsengarten – the ski resort is a bit aged, especially
the old gondola, distract yourself with the beautiful views, there’s great
pistes plus tons of off-piste and some beautiful on mountain huts. Hochotz -
Kuhtai, also spelled Hochoetz, has an Iglu Snow Village and more family fun
parks and terrain parks for free riders.
Other Innsbruck ski resorts near Kuhtai- Hochotz include
Glacier - the highest, and Olympic race venue
Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel, Glungezer, Mutteralm, Schlick 2000, and Rangger
Kopfl. You can also lodge in
Innsbruck for a more city après ski vacation if you enjoy visiting historic
sites and having global dining options. See our