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1. Resort: Kitzbühel
2. Country: Austria
3. Domain: Kitzbueheler Alpen Pass covers 5 resorts between 700 and 2000 meters
4. Author: Whitegold
5. Date: Dec 2007 / Christmas
6. Our holiday: Small group of couples
7. Website: kitzbuehel.com
8. Basics: Western Austria. Around 90 mins from Salzburg Airport
9. Lift system: The lifts suck. They are old and slow. The buses are infrequent and unreliable. The system is a disgrace. Scorecard = 3 / 10
10. The terrain: The onpiste is bland. It is mostly blues and reds. Very few steeps. The Hahnenkamm is vastly overhyped. 4 / 10
11. The snow: Good snow, despite its low height. Nonstop sun. Coverage top to bottom, but icy and patchy lower down. 7 / 10
12. Off-piste: Useful offpiste. Plenty of open or gladed powderfields. Just don't expect Chamonix. 6 / 10
13. The resort: Goodlooking village. It is busy and buzzy. Vibrant nightlife. Lots of trophy wives. Not as rich as St Moritz. 9 / 10
14. Food: Restaurants are plentiful, from McDonald's to Michelin Stars. 8 / 10
15. Accommodation: Everything is here, from onestar to fivestar. Go to Aschau for that middle-of-nowhere seclusion. 9 / 10
16. Costs: Prices are surprisingly competitive for such a rich resort. 8 / 10
17. Conclusion: If you are going for the skiing, then forget it. If you want a cool town with some skiing thrown in, then Kitz is a solid choice.

Total Scorecard = 54 / 80 (68%). For comparison, St Moritz gets 65 / 80 (81%).


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