Local facilities 3
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 5
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 4
We were unsure what the skiing would be like just before heading to Kitzbuhel as the snow reports hadn't been great. But there was nothing to worry about as the snow conditions were still excellent, due to heavy snow the month before and the large number of snow cannons in the resort. The skiing itself was excellent, some challenging blacks as well as plenty of cruisers for the less experienced skier. I skied the Hannenkahm a few times, although since the world cup race this had been left to turn to a mogul field at the bottom.
The ski area itself seemed fairly expansive due to the new 3S cable car linking across to Jochberg and Pass Thurn. The only downside was that it closed one day whilst we were over in Jochberg because of high winds, which meant a 40 minute bus ride back (although thats covered on your ski pass). In the opposite direction you head towards Kirchberg, which is very quiet compared to the Kitzbuhel slopes, and we actually sussed out how close you are to the Soll area (just a 10min ride from there).
The town seemed a little quieter than we expected, but there were still plenty of good bars which stayed open fairly late, including the obligatory Irish bar! Also a decent choice of restaurants, although we had opted for a half board hotel package so we didn't use the restaurants.
Overall I would say an obvious choice for any level of skier, due to the range of slopes - and don't let the lower altitude put you off.