In Austria there lies a village that combines skiing with a rich 14th Century history and atmosphere. That seemingly fairytale place is Kitzbuhel ski resort, Austria's extraordinary playground with a long tradition of world-class skiing vacations deserved of its decades of international acclaim. One of the highlights of any visit is the annual Hahnenkamm Downhill World Cup race. First held in 1931, this ski race requires a ski resort that has some of the highest quality and treacherous runs in the world, and Kitzbuhel doesn't disappoint. 59 lifts bring skiers and snowboarders up to the start of 164km of ski runs, the longest of which is a 6.8 kilometer marathon ski run down the mountain. A guest needn't have skis to have a great time here, however. Kitzbuhel ski resort has something for everyone within its delightful alpine village atmosphere. Guests of all ages can enjoy Kitzbuhel's many restaurants, pubs, and various other entertainment offerings while your friends and loved ones are experiencing the thrill of Kitzbuhel skiing and snowboarding.