The Hotel Aurach is located in the village of Aurach, but Kitzbühel is just 3km away, so you can reach its bars, shops and leisure facilities, and easily by ski bus or taxi.
Aurach itself is a small and very traditional village where you can appreciate the contrasting peace and quiet.
The family-run Hotel Aurach, has a welcoming lounge with open fireplace and bar where you can relax after your evening meal. A friendly atmosphere flows throughout this traditionally decorated property. Rooms at the hotel are a good side whether you choose a twin, triple or quad room, and have all the basic facilities needed for a great holiday.
Meals at the Aurach are taken in the hotel’s bright and airy dining room. Begin the day with a cold buffet breakfast – fill up for a day on the mountain with a range of bread, cereal and sliced meat and cheese. In the evenings, it’s a 3-course hearty meal with a choice of main course that you choose in advance.
After a long day on the slopes, unwind and soothe your muscles in the hotel sauna and relaxation room. When it comes to equipment, all Kitzbühel pre-bookable ski packs are available for customers in Aurach, and equipment can be stored at the hire shop in Kitzbühel (local charge).
- Located in Aurach, 3km from Kitzbühel
- 3 minutes' walk to the ski bus stop to access Kitzbühel ski area
The nearest ski lifts are in the centre of Kitzbühel called the Hahnenkammbahn and the Kizbüheler Hornbahn. And, a top tip during busier times is to take the ski bus in the opposite direction to Jochberg and jump on the Wagstatt gondola. This will get you up into the ski area much quicker and where the slopes are often quieter.
All rooms have a satellite TV and hairdryer.
Twin Room (20m²) - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private bath or shower and WC.
Triple Room (22m²) - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath (with shower attachment) and WC.
- Lounge with fireplace
- Free WiFi in reception and fireplace room
- 25 bedrooms
- Cold buffet breakfast
- 3-course evening meals with a choice of main course
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
Good to know
Aurach has a limited rep service as the tour operator's rep is based in Kitzbühel.
A sophisticated medieval resort known for its world-class skiing and atmospheric nightlife.
- Famous for its candy-coloured buildings, high-end shops and stunning scenery.
- Mix of traditional mountain huts and chic gourmet restaurants, including eight with Gault Milau awards.
- Racers and spectators come from all over the world for the famous Hahnenkamm Race in January.
Sandwiched between the Hahnenkamm and Kitzbüheler Horn mountains, Kitzbühel is one of the most cosmopolitan Alpine resorts. An imposing Gothic church and brightly-coloured medieval buildings dot the high street - housing traditional hotels, sophisticated shopping, buzzing après and an atmospheric nightlife. Add to that the scenery, a diverse ski area - with 215km of piste - and it’s easy to understand Kitzbühel's popularity. It’s also home to the Hahnenkamm Streif, the Ski World Cup’s most notorious downhill race - which draws crowds of thousands to the biggest annual ski party.
On one side of the valley the Hahnenkamm gondola gives you access to the main bulk of skiing with miles of terrain and plenty of variety - recently expanded to reach the quieter Jochberg and Resterhöhe slopes thanks to the 3S gondola link. Savvy skiers tend to start the day on the Kitzbüheler Horn - on the opposite side of the valley. The Horn is smaller but also quieter and perfect for warming up your ski legs or getting away from the crowds. It’s also home to a beginner’s snowpark and has plenty of marked snow trails for keen freeriders and snowboarders.
There are over 50 mountain huts and restaurants to choose from for break times – surprisingly it can sometimes work out cheaper to have lunch on the mountain. Most après is concentrated back in town - although on a clear day it’s worth grabbing a drink and a few final rays from a deckchair near the Hahnenkamm top station.
The wide open nursery slopes at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm gondola, close to the town centre, are where the famous 'Red Devils' ski school meet. These nursery slopes provide the perfect introduction to skiing. The Kitzbüheler Horn also offers some great wide, undemanding blue runs.
Amid the wealth of slopes on the huge ski circuit, linked by an efficient lift system and a free ski bus service, intermediates are in their element - the swooping, wooded runs of the Ehrenbachhöhe and the exhilarating descents of the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Bärenbachkogel at Jochberg, to name but a few of the challenging and manageable pistes in store for the competent skier.
Proficient skiers will certainly want to test their skills on the 'Hahnenkamm Streif', considered by many to be the most testing of all the international racing pistes. If you dream of gigantic moguls and exhilarating off-piste, the Ehrenbachhöhe is not to be missed.