Kühtai – a sustainable holiday destination
Preserving nature for the future and keeping the ecological footprint as small as possible is an increasingly important issue. In Kühtai, sustainability is achieved thanks to many initiatives, such as the construction of a district heating plant.
Clean electricity directly from Kühtai
The nearby Sellrain-Silz hydroelectric power station supplies the winter sports resort of Kühtai with 100 % clean electricity and produces a total of around 13 % of Tyrol's electricity demand. For the entire local power requirement of the highest ski resort in Austria with all accommodations and railways only a small proportion, about half a percent, is needed.
A photovoltaic system provides sustainable energy
The photovoltaic system on the “House of Tourism” produces the annual output of energy to power the “StartBahn” in the middle of the village during the winter.
Sustainable heat through biomass
The district heating plant uses exclusively local biomass from a radius of 50 kilometers and thus replaces a fuel oil quantity of about 1 million liters per year. The heat obtained is distributed to practically all companies in Kühtai via a 3.5 km long pipe network in year-round operation. This continues to guarantee the high air quality of the training location Kühtai.
The Kühtai snow groomers run on Shell GTL Fuel
The innovative, synthetic fuel (gas-to-liquids) is obtained from natural gas and helps to further reduce local emissions. This significantly improves air quality and has a positive impact on the health of humans, animals and nature. In addition, the fuel is biodegradable, among other things.
Highest charging station in Tyrol
The charging station, which was built in cooperation with the utility company TIWAG, supplies electric vehicles with 11 kilowatts per hour at 4 charging stations at 2,020 m above sea level in the middle of the village.
In addition, many of the accommodations in Kühtai also offer their house guests their own charging station.
In order to ensure that the slopes in the Kühtai ski area can be skied even in winters with little snow, Kühtai makes use of the very large, naturally full Kaisersee reservoir. Pumping up the water is not necessary. With a storage target of 2,303 m above sea level, the reservoir has a usable capacity of approx. 115,000 m³.
Arrival by public transport in winter
Travel to us in Kühtai in a relaxed and sustainable way by train.
Train journey to Innsbruck main station or Ötztal station, continue to Kühtai by public bus.
Connections: The Urlaubs-Express, the fast IC train connection from Hamburg via Dortmund and Düsseldorf to Innsbruck (and back), the ÖBB or also the WESTbahn between Vienna and Innsbruck.
ÖBB timetable information
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Free regional connections
Guests staying 2 nights or more in Kühtai receive the Welcome Card.
On presentation of the Welcome Card, buses and trains of VVT and IVB as well as regional trains of ÖBB within the destination and in the city of Innsbruck can be used free of charge.