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Resort guide to Kuhtai - Austria

High altitude, snow sure family ski resort with extremely short transfer time from Innsbruck

Overview

Kuhtai resort guide - a general overview

Kuhtai is a great resort for family skiing. There is a reasonable selection of hotels, the transfer time is less than one hour from Innsbruck and the ski area is easy to navigate - ideal for beginner skiers and children. There are no chalets in Kuhtai but there is an excellent chalet hotel which is situated at the foot of the home slopes and very close to the ski school meeting point and lifts. It makes the perfect place to stay for a family ski holiday or if you are part of a group with some beginner skiers. Once off the nursery slopes the ski area is plenty big enough for aspiring intermediates.

The lift pass also covers the resort of Oetz which is a few kilometres away down the valley and this resort gives a similar sized ski area (Hochotz) with runs that come down through the trees - well worth visiting if there is bad weather when the high treeless runs of Kuhtai offer poorer visibility. The combined ski area of both resorts offers 85 km of pisted skiing which is more than enough for a week for most families, the indoor climbing wall is also a fantastic way to keep the children busy if the conditions aren't forgiving.

The resort of Kuhtai is situated on a mountain pass just 35 kilometres from Innsbruck and at over 2,000 metres in altitude - the slopes (which ascend to nearly 2,700 metres) are therefore very snow sure. This makes ski holidays in Kuhtai a good choice for early season and late season.

85km

2,020m - 2,650m

Airports

INNSBRUCK
(45 minutes)

Ski chalets in Kuhtai (1)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Very short transfers being only 35 km from Innsbruck (45 minute journey usually)
  • Good selection of hotels considering it's a small resort
  • High altitude resort giving extremely snow sure skiing from beginning to end of season
  • Most of the hotels offer ski-in and ski-out convenience
  • Good for families as the resort is easy to navigate

Cons

  • Rather quiet nightlife scene although it gets livelier at the weekends
  • Not much vertical means for shortish runs
  • Ski area is split into two separate areas. Combined area gives respectable 85 km of piste

Kuhtai Resort Restaurants

The restaurants in the resort are mostly limited to the hotels. That said the quality on offer for a small resort is pretty good.

Kuhtai Mountain Restaurants

We have nothing to report regards the on-mountain dining experience of Kuhtai

Kuhtai Apres Ski

The apres ski scene is pretty quiet in Kuhtai

Kuhtai Nightlife

The nightlife scene is pretty quiet also

Kuhtai Resort Map

Kuhtai Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Gerber Sports 2
Up to 45%
B Gerber Sports 1
Up to 45%

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The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.