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Kitzbüheler Horn ☆☆

14th January 2009 permanent link

Times visited:once or twice
Last visited:March 2001
Rating:Decent, worth a visit

Kitzbüheler Horn is the light side of Kitzbühel.

It’s on a separate mountain the other side of the valley from the rest of the Kitzbühel ski area. Actually the same mountain as St. Johann im Tirol; the summit of the Kitzbüheler Horn is a couple of hundred metres directly above the top lift station of St. Johann – although it’s a couple of hundred metres of what looks like it would be pretty rocky, extreme and unpleasant off-piste.

The pisted runs are ok. There’s a permanent ski slalom course, on which I discovered that a skier’s racing line is next to impossible to follow on a snowboard, and a boardercross course that I didn’t bother with. Tricks are for kids. (Besides, it looked far too difficult). The real gem of the Kitzbüheler Horn for snowboarders is hidden, though: over the back of the mountain there’s a single pisted run down a long north east facing valley. The entire valley was full of glorious powder snow when I was there; friends who go there regularly tell me that it often is.

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