Best Kuhtai Snowboarding

The 16th most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.

  Otztal, Tirol, Austria


  November 6, 2022

Southwest of Innsbruck and southeast of Landeck, the Kuhtai ski area has 19 pistes totaling 37km served by 11 lifts accessing a maximum vertical drop of 800m. The high base elevation of the town at 2,020m means there's consistently good snow conditions. At this family-friendly ski area, the slopes are divided across both sides of the valley so there is usually a sunnyside and a shadyside that holds fresh snow longer. Spread over 114 hectares, the pistes range in difficulty from 21% beginner to 62% intermediate to 17% difficult.

If you are looking for some challenge, try the black pistes accessible from the Weisberg t-bar lift or the Gaiskogel t-bar lift. The off-piste zones are rarely explored here, so you'll usually find some untracked lines.

For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Kuehtai ski area has a terrain park to session. The KPark Kuhtai freestyle area is located off the Wiesbergbahn and has a kicker line ranging from 10m to 15m along with boxes, rails and jiblines.

The best on-mountain dining for lunch is up at the Zum Kaiser Maximillian, but you'll want to also check out Dorfstadl and 3SeenHutte. When it comes to apres ski, keep in mind that this valley gets pretty quiet once the lifts stop spinning. For some nightlife, try the Yeti Bar, the Yellow Umbrella or the Kuhtaier Dorfstadl.

• Excellent terrain park.
• High elevation means snow-sure.
• Unused off-piste zones.

• No distinct primary base.
• Quiet apres ski scene.
• Requires crossing road between valley sides.

To reach the snowboarding at Kuehtai ski area from Innsbruck, the main option is the Post bus. It can take up to an hour. Keep in mind that there is another nearby ski area accessible by bus called Hochoetz Ski Area.

Overall, Kuhtai is the 16th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 88 snowboarding resorts in Austria. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Kuhtai including Soelden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Hochoetz.

Local Contacts:  Kuhtai Tourism (0043) 5239-5222; Kuhtai Ski Area (0043) 5239-5284; Tirol Tourism (0043) 512-72727.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Jagdschloss Kuhtai; Moritz Hotel

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PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  47.21163, 11.01501

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  11/6/2022

ID:  23216

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