Kitzbühel’s Fleckalmbahn cable car is set to re-open to the public on 14 December 2019, after an extensive renovation project costing €27.5 million.
The upgrade, part of an ongoing series of developments in the historic Austrian ski resort will support the town’s status as a leading winter sports destination in the region.
The renovation sees larger, faster and more stylish cabins coming in to service this winter season. Each of the 96 cabins will now accommodate ten passengers, up from six, and users will benefit from ergonomically shaped, individual leather heated seats.
The Fleckalmbahn cable car will carry 2,590 passengers an hour and will be more energy-efficient and quieter than its predecessor. What’s more, cabins will now travel up and down the slopes at 70kph, nearly twice the speed as previously.
The winter sports season in Kitzbühel is one of the longest in the Alps, with more than 200 days of ski and boarding to enjoy from October to May. Those looking for an early break do not need to wait for the new cable car to open, with the opportunity to hit the slopes from 19 October 2019, when the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel will open the new season on the Resterhöhe, which is the training area of the Austrian and German Ski Teams. Then a week later, on the 26 October, the world-famous Hahnenkamm mountain will open, which is home to the legendary Streif slope and is easily accessible from Kitzbuhel’s town centre, thanks to the Hahnenkammbahn cable car.
Kitzbühel has long been known for its superb ski offering, with the first-ever high-Alpine descent on skis in Austria taking place on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain more than 125 years ago. But the town in the western province of Tyrol has a rich history dating back far further, to the 12th Century, meaning that today Kitzbühel boasts a delightful mix of Medieval architecture with a traditional Austrian feel comprising boutique hotels, artisan shops, fascinating museums and countless unique eateries including more than 60 mountain inns and restaurants.
To start planning your Kitzbühel ski trip and for more information on the new cable car, go to