The heart of the Kitzbühel AlpsSt. Johann in Tirol is tucked away at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, at an altitude of 660 meters. With its splendid mountain backdrop the lovely town makes a fine destination for a relaxing summer break. The region’s bustling center is home to small boutiques, charming cafes, friendly hotels and old-established restaurants. Summer in the area comes with walking, hiking and climbing, while winter offers innumerable sports options for outdoor enthusiasts. There are more than 60 kilometers of snow-sure slopes at Kitzbüheler Horn, and 250 kilometers of immaculate cross-country skiing tracks in St. Johann and the entire Kitzbüheler Alpen area for those who love Nordic sports. In addition, St. Johann offers innumerable highlights off the slopes: There are museums to visit, local specialties to be tried, and traditional customs and events to be experienced – including the St. Johann Christmas market.
Winter adventure at Kitzbüheler HornSt. Johann in Tirol is a prime destination when it comes to winter sports: The inter-linked Kitzbüheler Alpen ski areas boast a total of 1,000 kilometers of ski slopes and more than 600 kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks. There is plenty of skiable terrain for people of all ages and ambitions, for novice skiers and families, for free riding enthusiasts, snowboarders and cross-country skiers alike. The St. Johann in Tirol – Oberndorf family ski area covers the north face of Kitzbüheler Horn and therefore ensures a reliable snow cover throughout the winter season. There are 40 kilometers of slopes for beginners, advanced skiers and pros. The St. Johanner Bergbahnen gondolas take you up to the Harschbichl top station within no time. For even more challenge and action try the Fun Slope (with kickers and other obstacles), the sledge track, or enjoy night skiing on the illuminated Hochfeldlifte slope.
Mountains are indeed prominent features of the landscape around St. Johann in Tirol and the Kitzbühel Alps. Visitors who love to explore the picture postcard winter wonderland off the beaten track prefer such activities as backcountry skiing (e.g. on Harschbichl Mountain) and snowshoe walking across snow-covered pastures. In addition, St. Johann lends itself to romantic rides in a horse-drawn carriage, Segway winter tours, zip-lining at Hornpark, or ice skating at Panorama Badewelt St. Johann.