Postcard from Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel (German pronunciation: [ˈkɪtsbyːl]) is a small medieval town situated in the Kitzbühel Alps along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in TyrolAustria, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) east of the state capital Innsbruck and is the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district (Bezirk). Kitzbühel is a ski resort of international renown and its ski season lasts from mid October to early May. During winter and early spring it is frequented primarily by upper-class clientele from Austria and from abroad.

Kitzbühel is one of Europe’s best-known winter sports resorts, situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm (elev. 1,712 m (5,617 ft)) adjacent to the southwest and Kitzbühler Horn (1,996 m (6,549 ft)) to the northeast. The Hahnenkamm hosts the annual World Cup ski races, including the circuit’s most notable single event, the downhill race on the notable Streif slope. Introduced 81 years ago in 1937, the northeast-facing Streif is among the world’s toughest downhill courses, if not the most, and is infamous for an abundance of spectacular crashes.


The featured image is taken from the Summit of the Horn.

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