The Hahnenkammbahn received an award for the “Family Mountain” theme group. The Hornbahn scored points in the “Family Mountain” and “Panorama & Nature Experience” groups. The wide range of leisure activities on the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbüheler Horn appeal to families with children, nature lovers, athletes and connoisseurs. KitzSki will start operating the summer lifts on May 8, 2021 on the Kitzbüheler Horn and on the Gaisberg. Super advance sales for the KitzSki season tickets (winter 2021/22) also begin at the beginning of May - use of all KitzSki summer lifts is included again.
Kitzbühel | Kirchberg | Mittersill. From spring 2021, the Hahnenkammbahn and Hornbahn will carry the “Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways” seal of approval. Dr. Klaus Winkler, Mayor of Kitzbühel and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bergbahn Kitzbühel, congratulates on the award. “Summer is an important pillar for the regional economy. Together with the mountain railway, we can offer a high-quality mountain and nature experience that locals and guests can use all year round, ”says BGM Dr. Klaus Winkler. Anton Bodner, CEO of Bergbahn Kitzbühel, agrees. "The seal of approval underlines that we can come up with an absolute premium offer in winter and also in summer", emphasizes Mag. Anton Bodner. Never before has the longing for the mountains and nature been so great as before the coming summer season. “The 'Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways' seal of approval confirms our path so far of relying on a year-round offer for locals and guests. In addition, it is an incentive and mandate to further develop the variety of experiences in the KitzSki hiking and biking region. "
Legendary things on the Hahnenkamm and grandiose panorama on the Kitzbüheler Horn
At the Hahnenkamm, KitzSki writes not only about bike sports, but above all about experiences for the whole family. The 'summer experience Streif', an adventure course with a total of nine active stations over a total of 1.7 kilometers, is the special highlight for the children. There you can playfully experience the most legendary downhill run of all time in summer. All key points of the original race track can also be found in the adventure course. The children are accompanied by the mascot Gerli Gams.
On the Kitzbühler Horn, the focus on the family is also on nature and the panorama of the surrounding mountains. The steep rock faces of the Kaiser Mountains greet you at close range. With good visibility you can see as far as the Chiemsee and the snow-covered mountain peaks of the Hohe Tauern. Along the karst path, young and old can learn exciting things about the history of the earth. Climbing fans and everyone who would like to become one will find many opportunities to let off steam on the kids climbing path and on the climbing meadow at an altitude of almost 2,000 m - including the best panorama.
Tip: As part of the KitzMountain Guiding, guided hikes on the Hahnenkamm and Kitzbüheler Horn are offered from June 12th to October 3rd, 2021. Participation in the guided hikes is free for owners of a valid lift ticket.
A safe start to summer on May 8, 2021 on the Kitzbüheler Horn and Gaisberg
"The seal of approval guarantees quality, creates a distinguishing feature on the market and ensures the range of experiences for the guests," explains Mag. Christian Wörister, CEO of Bergbahn Kitzbühel. Summer operations officially start on May 8, 2021 with the Hornbahn and the 4-seater chairlift on the Gaisberg. The Hahnenkammbahn will follow on May 13, 2021. "As in winter, we will do everything in summer to provide our guests with a safe and at the same time enjoyable mountain experience."
Leisure activities close to nature on the mountain
For many years, the mountain railways throughout the Alpine region have recorded increasing sales figures in summer. “It is our job to highlight the local offer on the mountain in the long term and to make it accessible with the help of our summer lifts,” explains Walter Astl, CEO of Bergbahn Kitzbühel. Many appreciate the comfortable ascent with the cable cars. Especially for children, gondola rides are a special experience in summer. Once at the top, they have the opportunity to let off steam to their heart's content and 'just be a child'. "For this reason, the use of the summer lifts is included again when purchasing a KitzSki season ticket for the winter season 2021/22." Note: The super advance sale for KitzSki season tickets starts at the beginning of May 2021.
About the seal of approval "Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways"
The seal of approval Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways is an initiative of the Professional Association of Cable Cars of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The seal of approval unites the experts and pioneers of local summer mountain tourism among Austria's cable cars. Only companies that meet at least 160 quality criteria become members of the Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railways. In addition, they have to specialize in one of the five topics - adventure, family, panorama & nature experience, enjoyment, art & culture - and pass the re-certification every three years.