Kühtai is ideal for a pollen-free holiday in the mountains, and turns in winter into the highest located ski resort of Austria
Altitude: 2,020 m a.s.l.
Kühtai is not a municipality, but a component locality of Silz in the Stubai Alps. A mountain road takes you from the Sellrain Valley to more than 2,000 m a.s.l., where the hamlet is located. With only approx. 10 inhabitants, it is one of the smallest localities in Tyrol. Its name derives from a farm of the 13th century called "Chutney" (Cow Pasture). In the 17th century, it was transformed into a hunting château and later on into a château castle - the beginning of tourism in Kühtai.
Due to its position and climate, Kühtai is highly recommendable for those who suffer from asthma and allergies. The fresh mountain air, the summer days in an alpine scenery and the unique view, however, offer recreative vacations to everyone. A popular hike of magnificient uniqueness follows the Miners' Trail through the quaint Wörgetal valley, between Hochoetz and Kühtai. Furthermore, the Drei-Seen-Bahn starts in the village: This Three Lakes Cable Car takes you to the starting point of a circular tour to the Finstertaler Reservoir, Lake Plenderle and Lake Hirscheben.
In the second half of June, alpine roses bloom - in this period of time, the slopes around the village are really striking due to their unique colour. In winter, Kühtai is the highest located ski resort throughout Austria. Most commonly, the ski slopes start directly in front of the hotel doors. For some years now, with the same ski pass you can also ski in the Hochoetz Skiing Area: The two skiing areas are connected by a ski bus that runs every half-hour between the two villages.