This is the highest winter sports village in Austria and is known as "2020" because of its altitude! Although it does not link directly with any other resort, it boasts 40km of alpine ski runs, has twelve lifts and is planning to build a new gondola which will take skiers to Pirchkogl at 2828m offering a black leading to a challenging red piste right back to the resort. With snow guaranteed well into May, this is a must for those who enjoy "exclusive skiing!"
Kuhtai is yet to be "discovered" in a big way by the British ski market but is ideally suited to the independent traveller who can arrive by car by way of Innsbruck or the Arlberg Pass.
The resort of Kuhtai has one main street with all its hotels, shops and bars on either side. There is very little walking to find uphill transport as 4-seat chairs and drags rise from either side of the road. The resort offers special ski weeks through December between 1st and 23rd and then from 13-20th January; 17-24 March and in April from 14 - 22nd. Prices are around euro 364,- for 7 days accommodation and a 6-day lift pass in both 4* and 3* hotels.
To some, the village might appear a little "up-market" with some hotels offering indoor swimming, sauna, solarium, and evening entertainment. But package holidays with British tour operators are available. One of these is to the Jagdschloss Kuhtai; a building, which is steeped, back in history by centuries and centuries, was once the home of Kaiser Franz Josef l and for a long time now the home of Graf Stolberg. The hotel boasts its own small church and staff buildings!
There are large and imposing hotels such as the Sport Kuhtai, which is truly international with steam room, whirlpool, fitness studio and indoor swimming pool. It is right opposite the lift to Hochalter at 2520m where there are excellent long red pistes either linking across to Zum Kaiser Maximillian or the Kaiser lift from the village centre.
The drive from Calais offers motorists the choice of two routes. It is the same direction towards Ulm and then right turn down to the Arlberg Pass and approach Kuhtai from the Landeck/Imst turn or to continue beyond Munich and take the Innsbruck motorway and then approach Kuhtai from Zirl/Gries, a drive or approximately 10 hours and well worth the journey.
Chains should be carried but the road is usually kept well clear of snow unless there is a sudden blizzard. firstname.lastname@example.org