Plan out your time on the slopes before heading to St. Johann i.T. – Kirchdorf or navigate the mountain while you’re there with our interactive St. Johann i.T. Skiing with the family really is great fun in the Kirchdorf ski area in Tyrol. A state- of-the-art chair lift and T-bar lifts bring you to the ski runs – fast. Discover these. Kirchdorf piste map and ski area map. Details of all the runs and lifts in Kirchdorf, Austria from Iglu Ski.
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Kirchdorf has in fact established a niche market for itself by capitalising on its natural assets. This is a picturesque Tyrolean village with a small and inexpensive ski area of its own, making it an ideal destination for beginners, but at the same time its strategic location means that more experienced skiers can easily get to one of the large areas in the vicinity.
The ski area of Kirchdorf in Tirol – a family skiing area in the Kitzbüheler Alpen
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Beginners will enjoy Kirchdorf’s skiing the most. There are four lifts, including a quad chair and a magic carpet conveyor lift next to the village serving small nuisery slopes area on snowy pise not far from the ppiste of the resort.
It should be born in mind that the altitude range to metres is low by piete standards however, so snow cover may be patchy at the ends of the season. That being said, the price to use the chairlift, quad-chairlift, T Bar and two rope tows is extremely reasonable for an international ski area, at about a third of the normal weekly pass rate of a big ski area.
That makes Kirchdorf rather a good choice for mixed ability groups who are happy to be apart during the day, and for beginners who want to get an initial taste of skiing without spending a fortune or going to Eastern Europe. Intermediates and advanced skiers will kircydorf be satisfied with Kirchdorf’s nursery slopes however, and for them it’s a free short bus journey to either St Johann or Waidring to experience the more serious skiing opportunities presented by the Schneewinkel area pass.
St Johann’s skiing can be accessed from five different points, but all are on the outskirts of the town so, unless you happen to stay in accommodation nearby, you’re likely to have to face a walk or need to take the ski bus in the morning. At one end of town at Eichenhof a long drag number 13 links to the top of the mal, but there’s also a relatively quiet nursery area.
The Hauptkassa at the base of the gondola is the main access point and the fastest way straight to the top: Chairs 3 and 4 in succession serve intermediate and easy terrain but don’t interlink with the rest of the ski area. Finally, by kirchdogf over kirchdrof Oberndorf, you can take the fifth route up on chair 8.
Beginners will find wide open and well prepared nursery slopes at the base of the mountain with more runs to progress to all over the ski area. Intermediates will probably enjoy St Johann the most with interesting and varied terrain as their standard here, and at many of the neighbouring resorts on one of the multi-area passes available. From the top of the ski lifts at Harschbichl there’s a good choice of 4 – 5km 3 mile reds and blues back down to the village.
The long Lacknerabfahrt run down from Jodlalm is especially highly thought of.
Ski resorts Kirchdorf an der Krems
Most of the terrain is cut through forest but there are powder fields and plenty of off piste opportunities, which a guide can show you. The one black Penzing run down to Oberndorf is regarded as being worthy of a special visit for many expert skiers that are in the area. Now protected by snow making, it’s long, steep and full of bumps. Waidring in the other direction and slightly further away than St Johann, also has a small and undemanding ski area on its doorstep.
However, further above the village is the more varied and expansive skiing on the Steinplatte, complete with six-pac chair and new high-capacity gondola. The resort has a reputation for snow-cover and grooming quality, with ten lifts locally serving 23km 14 miles of runs, again mostly intermediate or beginner standard.
Advanced skiers will find blacks dotted around the various ski areas but no one area especially good for experts.
Kirchdorf Ski Resort Guide, Location Map & Kirchdorf ski holiday accommodation
Cross country kirchdprf is extremely popular in the area where there are about 70km 44 miles of trails both in the valley and at higher elevations. These link in to a total network of over km miles and Kirchdorf has a specialist cross country skiing school. Childcare facilities are better than at many larger Austrian resorts, with the ski school operating daycare between 9am and 5pm daily except Saturday.
Children aged from 6 months to four years are accepted and it should be noted that, whilst lunchtime cover is provided, lunch is not, so make sure you pack some for your child to take along! Children aged 4 and up can join ski kindergarten where snow adventures are the order of the day, including races with prizes, parties with Edelweiss the friendly skiing panda bear and supervised ice skating and tobogganing, as well as skiing of course. Off the slopes Kirchdorf is a friendly, relaxed village with a relatively compact centre, making it a nice wholesome family destination that’s easy to get the kids around!
Many of the hotels have children’s playrooms, playgrounds and entertainment. Kirchdorf’s 17 restaurants are mostly hotel based and generally serve traditional Austrian and Tyrolean specialities in well appointed dining rooms.
Pizza has made it here however, and you can enjoy one at the Pizzeria Carmela and Giovanni or Pizzeria Marco. The Gasthof Zur Mauth is also highly regarded. Nearly all of the major hotels have full entertainments schedules, many of which are open to non-residents. These include local theatre and Tyrolean evenings, fondue parties, toboggan nights and pistf rides.
Snowboarding facilities are seriously limited in Kirchdorf itself although its not a bad place to learn in peace and quiet, with a rope tow to get you up the mqp, but not too flat, slope. Head for St Johann pite more choice, the varied natural and a park incorporating a 60m half pipe make it much more appealing prospect for the more experienced snowboarder.
The natural terrain features off the forested trails and powder fields have a lot of mileage in them, and access to the top of the slopes by gondola or chair is easy. Indeed St Johann is a major ‘boarding centre now and home of some of the world’s best known snow surfers in recent seasons.
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