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Kuhtai is one of the highest resorts in Austria with a long history dating back at least to the fifteenth century when Emperor Maximillian hunted here. Today it retains a rather exclusive reputation and is one of the best places for touring through forest terrain. The indoor tennis facility here is the highest in the Alps.
Kuhtai is a rather remote, purpose-built, nonresidential ski-village. It is principally a winter venue. Buildings are strung out along the road for around 1 ml with most of the development, as well as an aesthetically challenged, modern church located around the tiny centre, which is situated on a small plateau. Several lifts fan out N and S of the road, some at the foot of a steep hill. The area attracts dedicated skiers, there is little to amuse nonskiers or an active summertime clientele.
Kuhtai does however attract all grades of skier, with a variety of descents for beginner to advanced. Day-skiers liven the place up at weekends.
There is a small selection of 3- and 4-star hotels and guesthouses some offering apartments to rent. There is very little budget accommodation. Most properties are located within a small area on the main road, with just a handful outside the centre. There are hardle any properties that are more than 300 yds from a ski-lift, many with skiing to the doorstep.
Kuhtai is in west Austria, in the central Tyrol region (It is 22 mls W of Innsbruck and its airport. 130 mls SW of Salzburg and its airport). It is near the top end of the Sellrain Pass, just above Speicher Langental Lake. It is hemmed in by sunny, treeless mountains with Pirchkogl to the north and Gaisskogl to the south. Ski Information: Highest lift: 2656m (8714ft), Lowest lift: 2020m (6627ft), Vertical drop: 636m (2087ft), Number of lifts: 10, Number of slopes: 20, Beginner: 20%, Intermediate: 65%, Expert: 15%, Total piste length: 40km, Cross country: 15km