The Ski Resort
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world.
9 villages provide direct access for you to enjoy more than 284 kilometres of ski runs, perfectly prepared every day, as well as 21 downhills. Whether beginner or family, skiing just for pleasure or a serious and experienced skier, everyone can have so much more fun at SkiWelt.
There are also 90 modern lifts for skiers to use, and panoramic views of more than 70 mountains of 3,000 m or more to enjoy, plus the ALPENIGLU® Village, 4 fun parks, experience slopes, 3 floodlit toboggan runs, Austria’s largest night skiing resort as well as experience winter hiking trails on the mountain.
Unique: 77 family-run huts with sun terraces and table service are a great place to call in for refreshments.
For kids the several training areas are perfect for your first attempts in the snow:
- The witches kids park SkiWelt Söll at the base station of the Bergbahnen Söll where the little ones awaits an adventure course that includes ´bewitched´ situations. This way they get to learn skiing the playful way, work on their coordination and find their ski legs in general.
- In the practice area Hopfgarten beginners and kids can make their first curves. Two magic carpets are available to bring the youngsters back up the mountain.
- Two ski tows welcome all kids in Westerndorf. These are freely accessible and also free of charge.
- The SkiWelt Scheffau/Schwoich offers free skiing fun, with a free cable tow lift and a children’s carousel available for the little ones.
- Ellmi’s Winter World is located at the top station of SkiWelt Ellmau with free use of two magic carpets.
- The Mittererwies drag lift and the Salvista practice lift in the SkiWelt Itter are ideal for families and beginners.
The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers different child care facilities for the youngest visitors:
- Kids from one to four years can stay at the Kids Club SalvenalandHopfgarten. Trained staff takes good care of them and they even get a lunch here.
- The Schneepiraten Kids Club (Snow pirates) at the top station of the 4 seater gondola Brandstadl is the right spot for kids from age one to four. Here, they also get everything they need and the lunch is included as well.
- The KiKo (Kinderland Kornkammer) in Söll has qualified caregivers to look after your kids from 1 year. Of course the kids are well taken care of regarding food and drinks.
- And at the top lift station of the Hartkaiserbahn in Ellmau, a very special place - Ellmi's Kids Club - awaits all our young visitors (aged 2 - 6).
Snowboarder and freestyler can hit the four terrain parks in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser:
- The Kaiserpark, located right at the Tanzbodenbahn, features an easy line including three boxes, an expert line with five boxes and rails, a kicker combo and a roller combo as well as a chill area.
- The Hans im Glück ski parcour below the new Hans im Glück 10-seat-gondola offers fun for our beginners day and night: two lines with heaps of variety and exciting obstacles: with jumps, boxes, curves and corners, tunnels, crossings and many other hurdles.
- Access the boarders playground terrain park Westendorf by taking the Gampenkogelbahn. Separated into an easy line, medium line and hard line this park challenges skiers and boarders of every ability and level.
- And for beginners and young riders, we have the brand Mini Playground at the practise area in the valley.
- Offering 168 miles of slopes and terrain, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Austria.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Austria.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Austria.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 4081 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2365 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 6115 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 37 " at summit elevation and 22 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 49 " at summit elevation and 31 " at the base.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental features 57 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 59 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 21 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Over 70 family-run huts with sun terraces and table service are a great place to call in for refreshments.
The Alpeniglu® village at the top station Hochbrixen welcomes with a restaurant, a bar and a sun lounge made out of snow and ice. And it´s not only the location that is pretty unique but also the food is worth mentioning: Try the ice fondue or have your drinks in ice glasses.
Away from that you´ll find countless comfy mountain huts that leave you tempted for a lunch break. The panorama restaurant is a great example, the Bergkaiser in the SkiWelt Ellmau or the Gipfelalm Hohe Salve are also beckoning you in for a break. Relax, recharge and enjoy the local food paired with the breathtaking panorama.
Every ski resort has its own town where there´s at least one trail descending into. The longest is from the Hohen Salve to Söll. Follow for 7,3 kilometers (4,5 miles) and overcome a height difference of 1.209 meter (3966 feet). The most challenging terrain is at the Wilden Kaiser with pitches of up to 80 percent. Hit the 1,5 kilometer (0,9 miles) long run from Choralpe to the middle station and overcome the height difference of 500 meters (1640 feet).
If you want to experience the ski trails even after dark, check out the night skiing possibilities in the area:
Five illuminated slopes, one 8-seater gondola, one 10-seater gondola as well as a 6-seater chair lift with heated seats & bubble await you in Austria's largest night skiing area, the SkiWelt Söll.
SkiWelt Söll at Hochsöll, Salvenmoos, Hexen6er and the slope descending into the valley are illuminated at night.
The SkiWelt Brixen has a lighted slope along the Schüsterbühe lift and the SkiWelt Westendorf lights the nursery slope along the 4 seater chair lift at night time.
Feel your heart race as you rush down one of the winding toboggan runs:
The 4,5 km (2,8 miles) long toboggan run at Astbergbahn Going takes you from Astberg to Ellmau or Going. The Moon toboggan run at the gondola Hochsöll is lighted at night time and follows along the Stöcklalm and ends back in the valley. It includes four stations that represent either the moon, full moon, waning moon or new moon. The Hexenritt tobaggon run at gondola Hochsöll takes you for 3 kilometers (1,8 miles) into the world of tobogganing and ends in the valley as well.
The idyllic winter hiking trails are perfect for a walk through the dreamy and snowy winter landscape. Access one of the most beautiful ones by riding the Hartkaiserbahn to the top. From here you cross the Rübelzahlalm on your way back to the base. An other beauty: Walk from the Brandstadlbahnen top station to the summit cross at Brandstadl.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
In town there are lots of bars where it gets pretty lively. Party people can be sure to be entertained all night. Papalapup in Brixen im Thale at the base station is a good hangout for happy hour. Apres-ski is full on in the Sternbar in Scheffau and it invites with events and fun motto parties. Also don´t forget to check out the scene in Söll, for example the Moonlight bar at the base station of the gondola is a great address for Apres-ski lovers.
Dining and Restaurants
Be sure to reserve a table at the award-winning restaurant in the Hotel Bär in Ellmau. The touquet chef de cuisine Josef Seebacher and his team serve the most creative dishes from Austria and all over the world. You can also attend the regular theme nights like the Tyrolean Schmankerl buffet, the international buffet, a special five course menu or the Italian buffet ´Una Notte Italiana´.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental
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Coming from Germany, take A12 until you reach the exit Kufstein South or Wörgl East. From here take the main road from all the towns to get to SkiWelt: Drive towards St. Johann to get to Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Goin. If you continue to Brixental, you´ll pass Itter, Kechsau, Hopfgarten, Westendorf and Brixen im Thale.
Coming from Italy, take A 13/A12 Brenner. Leave the freeway at exit Wörgl Ost. Follow the main road with direction St. Johann or Brixental in order to get to the base stations.
Coming from Switzerland pass Feldkirch-Inssbruck to the exit Wörgl Ost. From here you can take the main road with direction St. Johann or Brixenthal to the base stations.
Coming from Upper Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia or Hungary take the freeway A 1 to Salzburg-Bad Reichenhall-Lofer-Waidring- St Johann in Tyrol. Then drive to Wörgl and Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Going. If you take decide for the direction Kitzbühel /Kirchberg you will find Brixen im Thale, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Kelchsau and Itter.
The three airports Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are only 1 hour from SkiWelt. A fast, comfortable and good-value option for getting to SkiWelt is by airport shuttle or aiport transfer service. There are also great rail connections.