Kühtai – a sustainable resort
Preserving nature for the future and keeping the ecological footprint as small as possible is an increasingly important issue. At 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 hydropower plant supplies the winter sports resort of Kühtai with 100 percent 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 accommodation 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” double chairlift in the middle of the village during the winter.
Sustainable heat through biomass
The district heating plant uses only local biomass from a radius of 50 kilometers and thus replaces a fuel oil quantity of about 1,000,000 liters per year. The recovered heat is distributed over a 3.5 km long pipe network in year-round operation to 90 percent of all companies in Kühtai. This further guarantees the high air quality of the training location Kühtai.
Highest charging station in Tyrol
The charging station, which was built in cooperation with the utility company TIWAG, supplies electric vehicles at 4 charging stations, each with an output of 11 kilowatts per hour, at an altitude of 2,020 meters above sea level.
Arrival by public transport
Guests arriving by train and traveling from the Ötztal or Innsbruck train stations to the Kühtai can use the public buses to the Kühtai free of charge. This means that your own vehicle is no longer necessary for a ski holiday in the Kühtai, as the paths from the hotel to the slopes and in the village can be easily reached by skis or on foot.