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Hikes on the Streif

Elisabeth Hiking Hotel near Kitzbühel


The Streif is Austria's most famous ski race slope, where the annual Hahnenkamm ski race takes place. An event that attracts people around the world. During the summer you can take a lovely hike on this famous ski run. Visit Kitzbühel and see the well-known Streif in its summer dress. 

Down the Streif in summer

Leave your skis at home and pack your hiking shoes instead. Come and hike on the famous Streif ski run on the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel. From the Elisabeth Spa Hotel you can either take the car of the bus to the Hochkitzbühel mountain station. If you are interested you can also visit the cable car museum to learn quirky facts about Kitzbühel's history.

The actual hike starts at the start booth on top of the Streif. Descent towards the valley with the breathtaking mountain panorama always in sight and walk 3,212m to the Streif's finish. Over the “mousetrap” (Mausefalle), with a slope of 85% the world's steepest downhill ski run, and continue to the Geschöss, the flat and long sliding part of the course. After the Alte Schneise you will get to the Seidlam, perfect for a break with Tyrolean and Austrian delicacies. Afterwards a visit at the Lake Seidlam is definitely worth a visit, it was constructed to function as a water reservoir for the snow canons in the winter.

At the end of the Streif hike you will have to overcome the Lärchenschuss, the Hausberg and the final finish downhill run, where ski racers dash through with a speed of up to 140/km.

Reverse tour

If you prefer taking an ascent hike, you can reverse the tour. A special tip for world cup fans: the milestones on this hike are marked with sets of poles, where you will find interesting information about the ski race and the world cup's history.

Spend an activity holiday in one of Austria's most beautiful hiking regions! Family hikes, panorama tours or via ferratas, in Kitzbühel you will find a wide range of hiking options. Send us a no obligation holiday enquiry at your 4 ½ star Elisabeth Hotel! Let the unforgettable summer on the Kitzbühel Alps begin.