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Our ski-tastic history

Kitzsport – serving Kitzbühel for the past 100 years

1921: Hansjörg Schlechter invented the first “Kitzbüheler ski”.

Thanks to his innovative technology, the ski with the chamois logo became an international hit and even broke speed records: the high-speed ski made for racer Leo Gasperl in 1934 reached up to 136 km/h!

Kitzbühel’s first sports supplies shop

Advancing industrialisation in the early 1970s made the in-house manufacture of skis unprofitable. The Schlechter family decided to focus on the sale, hire and servicing of sports supplies instead – and Kitzsport was born. Today, around 50 years later, INTERSPORT Kitzsport is Kitzbühel’s best-known sports shop. And the legendary Kitzbüheler skis are once again doing long and short turns on the Horn, the Streif and the Ganslernhang slopes!

The full history of INTERSPORT Kitzsport

1861 Wheelwright’s shop in Kitzbühel’s Hinterstadt

1921 Start of ski production – the first ski workshop in Kitzbühel
1931 Foundation of a sports shop in the Hinterstadt
1934 The skiing pioneer Leo Gasperl set a new speed record on our Kitzbühel skis: 136 km/h

1950 New ski manufacturing facilities on Jochberger Straße
1964 Opening of the Skihäusl on Hahnenkammstrasse – first ski hire outlet

1970 Incorporation of KITZSPORT
1970 Closure of the ski manufacture
1974 New sports shop on Jochberger Straße
1976 Expansion of the sports shop on Jochberger Straße
1976 First stone grinding machine for servicing skis
1976 Merger of Sport Pepi and Kitzsport

1980 Foundation of the Kitzsport sports club
1980 Incorporation of Kitzsport GmbH
1984 Opening of the rental and service outlet at the Fleckalmbahn cable car station in Klausen
1984 Opening of the rental and service outlet at the Pengelstein mountain station

1991 Opening of the rental and service outlet at the Hornbahn cable car station
1996 Opening of the rental and service outlet at the Hahnenkammbahn cable car station
1999 New outlet of Sport Pepi on Hahnenkammstrasse with a sales area of 320 m²

2001 New outlet on Jochberger Straße with a sales area of 955 m²
2003 The central ski service station acquires the latest stone grinding technology
2007 New outlet at the Hahnenkammbahn cable car: service centre with ski storage space across 1200 m²
2008 New, central warehouse and the Stockerdörflfeld ski service station
2009 Expansion of the rental and service outlet at the Fleckalmbahn cable car station

2011 90th anniversary of Kitzsport
2011 Expansion of an outlet in the five-star Hotel A-Rosa Spa Kitzbühel
2013 Relaunch of the Jochberger Straße outlet (customer lift, environmentally friendly shop structure,…)
2013 Opening of the Kitzsport outlet in Raiffeisenhaus Kitzbühel, Achenweg 16
2014 Relaunch of Sport Pepi on Hahnenkammstrasse
2014 Opening of the rental, storage and service outlet at the Pengelstein 1 valley station

2016 After a long period of hibernation, the famous Kitzbüheler skis once again hit the market as an annual limited edition

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