We’re already back on the slopes: The Kitzsteinhorn began ski season on 7.10.2022! Why autumn is the perfect time to pull your ski equipment out of the cellar and set out for the piste.

The ski season has begun.

Still too early to think about skiing? Not in the Salzburger Pinzgau region. And definitely not when we ask Johanna, our reception manager at Tauernsuites Mitterwirt: Her skis have already been waxed for the past month, her ski outfit has been laid out – and since the first snowfall, the legs of this certified ski instructor have been tingling in anticipation. When, at the beginning of October, the Kitzsteinhorn invites everyone to enjoy a spot of autumn skiing, Johanna, a Pinzgauer with Dutch roots, is generally one of the very first on the lifts.

Good reasons for autumn skiing

Hungry for the snow and no interest in waiting until December? We get it. Johanna tells us what makes autumn skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn so gloriously enjoyable:

Lots of room. You won't encounter masses of people on the pistes in autumn. Which is great for our reception manager, since she needs lots of room for those extended carving turns she loves so much. Plus, her favorite sun lounger will also be available after her run 😉 On a similar topic: In the summit restaurant at 3029 meters above sea level, they serve a great breakfast with regional products until 11 AM.    

Top Conditions. Of course, not all of the lifts are running as of yet, but on the beautifully groomed pistes the conditions are top notch. Something the pro skiers are well aware of. Every year, they come from near and far to train on the glacier and prepare for the upcoming race season.

Great visibility. Whilst the valley is still draped in fog during the morning hours, skiers on the Kitz are able to enjoy great visibility and marvelous views. In the valley, nature constantly outdoes herself with a spectacular play of color. The mountains have been dusted in white since early September, the trees are radiant in brilliant tones. And then there is that blue sky … What more can you ask for?

What every skier understands: That incredible sensation of feeling the snow under your skis again. So why wait a moment longer?

A fine combination: Ski & Wellness

Johanna has one more tip: For the crowning glory of your day of autumn skiing, immerse yourself completely in the world of the TAUERN SPA. Awaiting you there are 12 pools and 10 saunas for total relaxation. Discounted tickets can be obtained from the reception of Tauernsuites Mitterwirt (10 % off).
Do you have questions about the start of ski season on the Kitzsteinhorn or our holiday apartments with wellness area and restaurant at Tauernsuites Mitterwirt? Which, incidentally, is only a 5-minute drive from Kaprun. Johanna and her colleagues have all the answers and look forward to receiving your enquiry.


Season openings* in the ski resorts close to ALPS RESORTS

When do the ski resorts close to our ALPS RESORTS open for winter season?

  • Salzburger Land

17.11.2022: Obertauern; 2.12.2022: Ski Alpin Card: Zell am See-Kaprun, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

3.12.2022: Dachstein West; 8.12.2022: Snow Space Flachau

16.12.2022: Raurisertal and Grosseck/Speiereck (Fanningberg: tba)

  • Tyrol

19.11.2022: Kitzbühel; 26.11.2022: Bergeralm

8.12.2022: Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental; 16.12.2022: Tiroler Zugspitzarena

  • Carinthia

2.12.2022: Gerlitzen; 3.12.2022: Katschberg

as soon as snow conditions allow: Turracher Höhe

10.12.2022: Nassfeld; Kötschach / Vorhegg: tba

  • Bavaria

St. Englmar and Inzell: tba 

Status 11.10.2022, subject to change. Further information online at austria.info



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