Kirchberg Ski Resort
The next door neighbour to Kitzbühel is linked to its big brother via lift and piste, making it a great, cheaper and quieter alternative.
If you're looking for a quieter place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Kitzbühel, look no further than Kirchberg. You get the same access to the world-renowned 188km of slopes, impressive modern lift system and varied terrain, plus getting to the slopes is quicker than ever thanks to the construction of the new Fleckalmbahn gondola. The pistes offer something for everyone, just note that absolute beginners will need to get the bus round to Kitzbühel to access the nursery slopes.
In contrast to the lively après, vibrant nightlife and vast array of bars and restaurants in Kitzbühel, Kirchberg is quieter. That being said, there's still a good range of accommodation on offer (which is generally cheaper than in the main town) and a decent selection of bars and restaurants. Off the slopes there's some nice winter walking trails and the toboggan route on Gaisberg is very popular. Access from Innsbruck and Salzburg is very quick and easy – the drive from either takes around an hour and a half.
Resort website: www.kitzbueheler-alpen.com