Boarding & Freestyle

Kirchberg Boarding & Freestyle

The KitzSki area has two snowparks, including one of the largest in Austria, and some good opportunities for riding off-piste, although visitors staying in Kirchberg will have to travel some distance to get to them.

Coupled with this the area does have a number of flat sections which less experienced boarders may struggle with, in particular the large open area between the Pengelstein, Steinbergkogel and Ehrenbachhohe peaks. Beginner boarders would also do well to avoid the long Gauxjoch t-bar (F8) in the Barenbadkogel area. Intermediate boarders will, however, enjoy the good range of cruisy blues and reds.

The snowpark on the Kitzbüheler Horn, near the Brunellenfeld chairlift (B5) is built on natural snow, providing some nice conditions. It offers a range of kickers as well as a few boxes and rails, while the Horn Mini Park provides a gentle introduction to freestyling for beginners and ski schools.

In comparison the huge Hanglalm Snowpark in the Resterhohe area (near chairlift G5) has an excellent range of jumps, rails, and boxes for all levels although more advanced boarders and skiers are best catered for. More recently the addition of a huge gap jump has attracted a number of pros and fearless amateurs.

Both the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Resterhohe offer opportunities for good powder riding, including through the trees when the weather’s bad. Locals also favour the off-piste around Pass Thurn, Alte Wacht and Schwarzkogel, although most of the best routes down are away from the pistes so a guide is recommended.

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