Welcome to Mittersill
Mittersill lies on the Salzach River and is the main town of the Pinzgau Region dating back to the 11th century. It is situated in a lovely part of the Salzburg province is Austria’s largest nature reserve. Mittersill has excellent shops and restaurants and is well known for its pistes in the Kitzbuhel Alps and fabulous hiking trails.
What We Love About Mittersill
Situated in a magnificent skiing and walking area in the Salzburg province of Austria, Mittersill lies on the Salzach River, to the south of the Kitzbühel Alps and is the main town of the Pinzgau Region dating back to the 11th century. Surrounded by mountains and picturesque countryside with forests and Alpine lakes, this quiet town lies within the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park which is the largest nature reserve in Europe. The town offers a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants and is also only a 30 minutes’ drive from the world famous town of Kitzbühel. You can ski directly to Kitzbühel from Mittersill and the town is conveniently located only 1 hour 40 minutes from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports and just over 2 hours from Munich. There is a train station in Mittersill with connections available from Salzburg.
Mittersill’s Panoramabahn gondola facilitates direct access to the Kitzbühel Alps and its 188km of well groomed pistes. Skiing here is great for all ages and abilities and the ski season starts in early December and lasts until mid-April. Mittersill has over 50 modern ski lifts and 84 snow cannons to ensure perfect snow conditions. The slopes reach an altitude of 2,000m and comprise 102km of blue, 66km of red and 20km black runs. There are also plenty of off-piste opportunities with more than 50 charming alpine taverns that offer refreshments. There are also numerous cross-country runs including the 160km Pinzga Loipe trail, the 3km Blizzard Trail and the 22km High Moors Trail which has reliable snow in winter.
Mittersill is also within a 30 minute drive of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier which has high-altitude skiing from October until late May. There are 61km of pistes on the glacier; 29km of blue, 23km red, and 9km of black runs. There are also toboggan runs, one of which is floodlit at night. The 14km run at nearby Bramberg am Wildkogel is the longest toboggan run in the world! For those who want a change from skiing there is plenty of ice skating plus a number of local hiking routes suitable for all the family. Mittersill is also a great resort for ski touring where visitors can start and head for East Tyrol or to the southern slopes of the Grossvenediger Mountain – one of Austria’s highest!
Sports and activity holidays have a high priority here. In summer the region is fantastic for walkers and mountain bikers, with over 200km of safe and well kept trails. Free guided walks with experienced mountain guides are the ideal way to explore the mountain pastures and green forests. Other activities available in the area include tennis, horse riding, archery, paintballing, skateboarding, roller-blading and hang gliding. There are also many lakes and pools in the region for summer swimming and trying many different water sports. Or if you are feeling more adventurous why not try your hand at rafting, mountain climbing or canyoning down gorges and waterfalls, or enjoy the full beauty of the mountains from above by paragliding?
The town of Mittersill is home to the Mittersill-Stuhlfelden Golf Club which is surrounded by the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Kitzbühel Alps. This 18-hole course boasts rustic hay lofts, doglegs, ponds, a small stream and a par-3 island green. The Mittersill area really does spoil golfers, with a range of courses within easy reach. Thanks to this, the region is even known as the ‘golf centre of Austria’ with a choice of five local golf courses, plus a further 19 courses within an hour’s drive.