Events in Kühtai This Winter

The highest ski resort in Austria (sometimes claimed to be the highest in the world), Kühtai has beautiful scenery, excellent slopes and a quiet, laid-back atmosphere that belies the fact its close proximity to Innsbruck.

Kühtai offers wonderful skiing and snowboarding all winter and spectacular mountain hiking in the summer. There are also special events to enjoy during the winter, both in Kühtai itself and in nearby villages.

SAAC Basic CampsSAAC Basic Camps

On the 6th and 7th December, the SAAC offers a free two-day avalanche camp offering advice and practice for skiers and snowboarders wanting to go off-piste. Enthusiasts over 14 can learn how to be safe on the slopes and enjoy a day on the mountain with expert trainers.

MARMOT Women’s Winter Camp

From the 15th to the 18th January, MARMOT runs a winter camp for women only. This event caters for anyone from complete beginners to experienced skiers wanting to expand their skills. Besides practice on the mountain with expert guides, the camp offers training on a range of safety issues, from avalanches to nutrition.

MARMOT Women's Winter Camp

Children's Snow-Festival austria kuhtaiChildren’s Snow-Festival

Just a few miles up the road from Kühtai, Hochoetz holds a snow-festival for children on the 6th February. The day will be packed with colourful carnival events, fun on the slopes and snow animation, to thrill children of all ages.

Guest Ski Competition with Snow-Festival

Even closer than Hochoetz, Ochsengarten offers guest ski competitions on both 27th February and 20th March. Each race starts at 2pm and is followed by an evening snow-festival, featuring the awards ceremony, live music and fireworks.

One to Watch For

In January and February this year, Channel 4’s celebrity ski show The Jump was filmed in the Innsbruck area, with several events held in Kühtai. It was announced last month that Channel 4 has commissioned a second series for this winter. Although no details have yet been given, there could well be a return to Kühtai, allowing visitors to watch celebrities compete and perhaps even meet them. Watch this space for more information.

Channel 4 The Jump