The winter sports area Kühtai is situated in the Stubaier Alps in the Sellraintal between Sellrain and Oetz at the "Kühtaisattel". The altitude of the village is 2.020 m above the sea level, so Kühtai is the highest ski village in Austria.

The sun spoilt ski area is located just 30 km away from Innsbruck. People who loves winter sports can enjoy this winter wonderland from the beginning of December to the beginning of May. More than 44 perfectly groomed slopes and modern lifts offer excellent conditions for skiers, snowboarders, telemarkers, ... and for everybody who aims to become a skier or snowboarder.

Some details to the ski area Kühtai

  • 44 km runs in total, among these, 25 km supported by artificial snow:
    * 7 km easy runs (blue)
    * 29 km medium runs (red)
    * 8 km difficult runs (black)
  • 2 Ski areas - 1 lift pass! 
    Lift passes that are valid for a minimum of 2 days enable you to ski in Kühtai and Hochgötz - no matter in which of the 2 areas you buy it. In total: 74 km runs, 22 lifts, 170 ha ski area.
  • 1 km race training run
  • Ski lifts:
    1 x 8 seater gondola
    6 x modern T-bar lifts
    3 x 4 seater chairlifts with cover (weather protection)
    1 x double chairlift
    1 x magic carpet for beginners
    Funpark for snowboard and freestyle freaks
  • 3 km illuminated runs for night skiing (Wednesday and Saturday)
  • Skiing from and to the hotel door or your car
  • amazing off-piste runs
  • Snow guarantee until the beginning of May
  • Piste quality award ("Pistengütesiegel") of the government of Tirol
  • Plenty of cosy bars, restaurants and huts
  • Free car parks
  • "Finnenslope" for skaters at the lake
  • 15 km cross country slopes
  • Tobogganing run
  • Winter walking paths
  • Ice skating rink and a lot more

Night skiing

If you're still not tired from skiing during the day, you can spend the night on the slopes. The HochAlter 4-seater chairlift takes you directly to the illuminated run - every Wednesday and Saturday from 7.30 to 10 p.m.

The hut "Zum Kaiser Maximilian" is open and the run is illuminated until 11.30 p.m.

For holders of seasonal lift passes night skiing is free of charge. The Startbahn is free for everybody. Lift passes for the HochAlter are available at its lower station.



In 1288 Kühtai was the place of a farm called Chutay ("alpine pasture for cattle"), which was under the control of St. Petersberg. Archduke Leopold V ordered to build a road from Sellrain to Kühtai, which was built between 1623 and 1628. After this, the farm was transformed to a hunting castle. Already in the 1930's the first mountaineers and summer holiday makers spent their time in Kühtai. At the end of the 19th century, the hunting castle was transformed to a castle hotel. After the second world war Kühtai developed quickly into a hotel village and a popular hiking and skiing area.