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Kitzbühel is all set for a great season's skiing - attractive new facilities
for winter 2012/13
Kitzbühel, 29. 11. 2012. Kitzbühel is all set for a great season's skiing! Many of the area's ski lifts,
including the Fleckalmbahn, Jufen, Sonnenrast and Resterkogel, are already in full weekend
operation. There is plenty of snow cover, with generous snowfall creating the perfect conditions
for winter sports. The easy accessibility of the region, with its long winters and virtually
guaranteed snow, makes it the ideal destination for skiers and winter sports fans. With recent
upgrades to its ski facilities, Kitzbühel now has some added attractions for those who haven't yet
made up their minds where to go for this winter's ski season.
Last winter skiers had to take the two-seater lift up the Zweitausender, but this season they can
relax in comfort on a modern detachable chairlift with heated seats and canopies, each chair
carrying up to eight people comfortably to the summit. Comfort has also been improved at the
Walde-Bahn chairlift in the core skiing area on the Hahnenkamm. Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel has
replaced the old T-bar lift on the Walde, which offers some of the most guaranteed snow in the
Kitzbühel area, and invested in a state-of-the-art detachable 6-seater. This new chairlift also
features heated seats and canopies for a comfortable ride up to the mountain station at 1706 m.
The quality of the pistes has also been extensively upgraded, with improvements made to the
Familienstreif and the Kaser run. Extra snowmaking equipment has also been acquired for the
Familienstreif/Walde and Ganslern areas, and in 2012/13 a total of 780 snow cannons will
provide extra snow cover - 30 more than last season. All in all, Kitzbühel is ideally prepared for a
successful ski season in 2012/13.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kitzbühel ski area at http://dede.facebook.com/kitzbuehel. Information on snow altitudes, descents and lifts is available at
http://www.bergbahn-kitzbuehel.at/ and http://www.kitzbuehel.com/de.
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About Kitzbühel:
In 2013 Kitzbühel, the most legendary sports destination in the Alps, celebrates 120 years of skiing
history. On 15 March 1893, Franz Reisch became the first person to complete the descent from the
Kitzbüheler Horn. In the 1950s, the famous Kitzbühel ski team including skiing legend Toni Sailer amassed
a total of 52 Olympic and world championship medals. Kitzbühel is situated 95 km from Innsbruck and 125
km from Munich. The town benefits from the Nordstau weather effect, which ensures long-lasting snowfall
and large amounts of new snow. The region is home to a network of 52 modern cable cars and lifts. The
spacious ski area, which extends up to 2000 metres above sea level, has 60 groomed pistes of 170 km as
well as 32 km of waymarked ski routes. For freeriders there are 230 sqm of off-piste terrain. The most
famous descent is the breathtaking Streif run on the legendary Hahnenkamm. The world-famous
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Hahnenkamm Races have been held here ever since 1931. As well as skiing, Kitzbühel and its three
holiday villages of Reith, Aurach and Jochberg offer numerous winter sports including cross-country skiing
and snowshoe walks. One of Kitzbühel's unique attractions is the large number of international events to
which the town plays host, such as the spectacular New Year fireworks and the 11th Valartis Bank Snow
Polo World Cup. www.kitzbuehel.com
Further information:
Kitzbühel Tourismus
Claudia Waldbrunner
Hinterstadt 18  6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
T +43 (0) 5356 66660 - 50
F +43 (0) 5356 66660 - 77
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