Local facilities 4
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 5
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 3
Kirchberg offers you the same skiing possibilities as Kitzbuhel thanks to the expansive lift system, with opportunities for everyone to ski all the way back to the village via blue runs 25,26. There is also a good regular bus system which connects with Kitzbuhel one way, and Aschau the other. Not only does this allow for several starting points heading up to the Pengelstein and Hannenkahm areas, but also offers the opportunity to head up the opposite side of the valley into the vast SkiWelt area (Soll etc)... But note you need to purchase a separate lift pass for this area.
The backside of Kirchberg (up the Gaisberg chairlift) is generally very quiet but offers a couple of really nice runs down for practicing carving technique - fairly wide and steep, but generally very well groomed.
As typical with most Austrian resorts there is traditional charm in abundance, lovely hotels and pensions, and everything seems uncomplicated. The locals are very welcoming and never fail to offer up great food at breakfast and dinner.
Most accommodation in Kirchberg also offer better rates than central Kitzbuhel, meaning you can take advantage of the whole ski area for less.
We are considering buying a holiday apartment in this region some time in the future - need I say more!