Kühtai is highly recommendable for persons suffering from allergies and asthma.
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Altitude: 2,020 m asl
Kühtai is a component locality of the municipality of Silz, located right in the heart of the Stubai Alps in beautiful Sellrain valley. Featuring only approx. 10 inhabitants, it is one of the smallest localities in Tyrol. The name of the village probably derives from a farm called “Chutney” (cow pasture), which has already existed in 1288 AD. In the 17th century this farm has been transformed into a hunting château and later on into a château castle, which was considered to be the basis for a unique holiday destination.
Not only those who suffer from from allergies and asthma are right here in Kühtai, but also those who seek fresh mountain air and a unique alpine panorama, as it is perfect for spending recreative and unforgettable vacations. The “Drei-Seen-Bahn” cable car keeps its doors open in summer and takes you to a perfect starting point for high-alpine excursions. But why is this cable car called “Drei Seen” (three lakes)? There are three lakes in the surroundings that can easily be reached on foot, which are the Finstertaler reservoir (in 20 minutes on the high panorama path), Lake Plenderle and Lake Hirscheben. Moreover, in the second half of June alpine rhododendron bloom and in this period of time the slopes around the village are really striking due to their unique colour.
Another interesting fact about Kühtai is that it is the highest located ski resort throughout Austria! Most commonly the ski slopes start directly in front of the hotel doors. The Kühtai lift facilites take you to an altitude of 2,520 m asl, where 41 km of ski slopes start, leading down to the village. No matter if you love skiing, snowboarding or carving, or whether you prefer tobogganing on the 2.5 km long Kühtai toboggan run… fun and action are guaranteed. Furthermore, several times a week the Hochalter chair lift takes you to the top, where you can ski down the illuminated slope. Keep moving!
Our recommendation: there are also several events taking place in Kühtai. In summer for example, there is the so-called “Knappenfest” with Holy Mountain Mass in the Wörgetal valley. And in autumn there is the “Drei-Seen-Lauf”, a running competition from Sellrain to the Finstertaler reservoir.